Saturday, 30 December 2006

Saturday's Game Results and Reports

Note that this entry will be updated with scores and reports as they become available periodically throughout the day.

Late breaking reports: Day Three Recap: Guy Vetrie Memorial tournament at UVic and Day Three Recap: Golden Bear Invitational at Alberta

#2 UBC 75, Queen's 68 The T-Birds pulled away late to secure a 7 point win over the Gaels who down the stretch showed the wear-and-tear of three tough games in three nights. Down 2, Queen's could not convert several open looks and the T-Birds behind guard Chris Dyck (16 points), All-Canadian candidate Casey Archibald (15 points) and emerging 6'7" forward Bryson Kool (14 points) were able to grab the victory. The Gaels, who led 38-36 at halftime, were able to stay in the game despite being outrebounded 48-26 with another solid 13-31 (42%) from three point land. Turkish import Baris Ondul led the Gaels with 14 while freshman sensation Mitch Leger had 12 and Simon Mitchell added 11. The Gaels have one more non-conference game, Tuesday January 2nd at UCFV (Fraser Valley) before returning home to host York and Laurentian next weekend in Kingston as the OUA East restarts. UBC has a home-and-home series next weekend with Simon Fraser.

Winnipeg 91, #9 Brandon 72 ** With thanks to the Winnipeg Sports Information Department ** The Winnipeg Wesmen captured their second Wesmen Classic Championship in three years with a convincing 91-72 victory over the Brandon Bobcats in front of 2,500 spectators at the Duckworth Centre Saturday night. Erfan Nasajpour led the Wesmen with 24 points and 12 assists. Three other Wesmen players had over 10 points including Dan Shynkaryk who finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds, fifth year Will Bergmann playing in his last Wesmen Classic scored 14 points and Ivan Saric finished with 11 points and 14 rebounds. Yul Michel led Brandon with 16 points followed by Adam Hartman with 15. The game was dead even after 20 minutes with the score at halftime tied at 40-40. In the second half Winnipeg pulled away at the midway point of the half going on a 15-1 run to take a 65-51 lead. The Bobcats were unable to fight back and a big three point basket basket by Nasajpour followed by a four point play by Shynkaryk put the game out of reach. “It feels good, real good”, said Matt Opalko who returned from injury to the lineup during the Classic. Tournament All-Stars: Mike Williams – Toronto; Cleodis Hilliard - Minot State; Yul Michel – Brandon; Dan Shynkaryk – Winnipeg; Adam Hartman – Brandon. Tournament MVP: Erfan Nasjpour - Winnipeg

Dalhousie 80, Acadia 60 The host Tigers used a 16-0 run late in the second half to break open a tight game and defeat the Axemen to move into tomorrow's championship game against X. Fifth-year guard Monte Francois had a game-high 23 points for Dal which got a career effort from 6'7" third-year forward Drew Stratton, who ended up with 20 points and 6 rebounds on 9-12 shooting. After Acadia's Paolo Santana (22 points, 7 rebounds) brought the Axemen to within 2 at 53-51 with 9 1/2 minutes remaining, Stratton bouyed the game-deciding run by first making a jumper and then creating a turnover and feeding Andrew Sullivan for an easy layup. After Francois hit a three and knocked down some free throws, Dal led 69-51 with under 7 minutes to play and the route was on. Dal shot 57.4% for the game including a very efficient 9-17 from 3, breaking away from the reliance on the three point shot exhibited early in yesterday's game. Acadia will meet St. Mary's in tomorrow's third-place game. Dal / Acadia box score

Guelph 71, McGill 69 In yet another barnburning finish, 6'3" third-year guard Nick Pankerichan converted a layup at the buzzer to give the Gryphons a thrilling 2 point win over the emerging Redmen on the final day of the Golden Bear Invitational at the University of Alberta. McGill's 6'4" freshman forward Paul Herra had tied the game with a pair of clutch free throws with 6 seconds remaining to set up Pankerichan's heroics. The Gryphons played without veterans Aron Bariagabre, JR Bailey and Duncan Milne who all sat out the game due to disciplinary reasons yet still were able to rally from a 16 point deficit with about 12 minutes remaining to claim their second win in three games in Alberta. Second-year swingman Jay Mott led Guelph with 17 while forward Seb Kasuik added 16 and Pankerichan 10. The Redmen, who led by only 1 at halftime, went on a huge run to open the second half led by 6'6" forward Yannick Chouinard who knocked down 3 long 3's during the run that gave McGill a seemingly-insurmountable lead. The Gryphs now prepare to host the Western Mustangs next Saturday while McGill prepares for another cross-town battle next Saturday at 4 PM at Concordia.

#3 St. Francis Xavier 86, St. Mary's 70 The X-Men pulled away late in the second half, starting a game-deciding 19-2 spurt with about 8 minutes left and emerging All-Canadian candidate Tyler Richards broke loose for 32 points (23 in the first half) to lead X into tomorrow's championship game at the Rod Shoveller tournament at Dalhousie. With the game tied at 33-33 with 5 minutes remaining in the first half, Richards led a 16-9 X run with 8 points to give his club a 7 point lead at the half. However the Huskies scored the first 7 points of the second half and when St. Mary's 6'7" Nigerian input forward Ikeobi Uchegbu converted a lay-in with about 9 minutes left, St. Mary's had their largest lead at 59-55. But X took over from there, beginning with a conventional three-point play by 6'3" Garry Gallimore (11 points, 9 rebounds) and ending with a pair of free throws from emerging 6'4" freshman Dwayne Johnson (4 points, 8 rebounds in 26 minutes) to sew up the victory. X awaits the Acadia/Dalhousie winner in tomorrow's final. X vs. St. Mary's box score

York 67, UPEI 63 York wins Ryerson's Ed DeArmon tournament with a victory over UPEI. Here is Ryerson's SID Jim McLarty's report on the championship game and tournament all-stars... York Lions Win 16th Ed DeArmon Memorial Tournament

TORONTO - The York Lions captured their second Ed DeArmon Memorial Basketball Tournament title in three years with a 67-63 victory over the Prince Edward Island Panthers on Saturday at Ryerson University.

Rohan Steen led the Lions with a game-high 22 points against the Panthers, while Jordan Foebel recorded a double-double with 12 points and 16 rebounds. Tournament MVP Dan Eves added 17 points and five assists for York. Brent McLaren led the Panthers with 19 points, while Sherone Edwards and Jared Budd posted 10 points each.

In other action on Saturday, the No. 10 Cape Breton Capers defeated the host Ryerson Rams 77-61, the No. 8 Brock Badgers cruised to an 88-44 victory over Memorial and Thompson Rivers knocked off Lakehead 98-79.

Tournament MVP: Dan Eves, York; Tournament All-Stars: Paul Blake, Cape Breton; Sherone Edwards, UPEI; Brent McLaren, UPEI; Boris Bakovic, Ryerson; Rohan Steen, York

Ed DeArmon Memorial Tournament Champions:
2006 - York
2005 - Toronto
2004 - York
2003 - Humber
2001 - Brandon
1999 - Ryerson
1997 - Dalhousie
1995 - Guelph
1993 - Simon Fraser
1991 - Simon Fraser
1989 - Alberta
1987 - Brandon
1985 - Victoria
1984 - Waterloo
1983 - York
1982 - New Brunswick

Jim McLarty, Communications Co-ordinator, Sports and Recreation, Ryerson University

#8 Brock 88, Memorial 44 The Badgers claimed 5th place in Ryerson's Ed DeArmon tournament with a convincing 44 point victory over the Seahawks. An early 8-0 Memorial run gave the Hawks their only lead of the game at 12-11 and Brock followed with a 27-11 run to finish the half. It was over early in the second half as Brock's Scott Murray tied a career-high with 26 points and went over the 1,000 point mark for his career by going 8-10 from the floor including 4-6 from 3. The Badgers, led by Mike Kemp, did a stellar job negating any solid looks for Memorial's smooth shooting Justin Halleran, who was held to only 3 points on 1-8 shooting after scorching Lakehead for 37 points one day earlier. Chris Keith had a 14 point/10 rebound double-double for Brock (14-5) which also got 13 points apiece from Kemp and point guard Brad Rootes. Sean Thistle led Memorial (5-10 vs. CIS) with 10 points. The Badgers now prepare for next Saturday's OUA West league matchup with McMaster Marauders in St. Catherines at 4 PM while Memorial resumes its AUS league schedule with a visit to Dalhousie next Saturday at 8 PM Atlantic time.

Bishop's "Converse" Tournament in Lennoxville, PQ (with thanks from Coach Eddie Pomykala): Laval 84 RMC 65: Playing without injured All Canadian JP Morin, the Rouge et Or were paced by freshman JF Maheux with a game-high 26 points. The Laval squad hit 13 three point shots enroute to their victory. Paul Hungler tallied 16 points for the Paladins. Bishop's 71 UNB 61: Bishop's overcame a 37-32 halftime deficit to down the Varsity Reds for the second time this season. The Gaiters were led by Hermon Tesfaghebriel 12, Junior Nicolas 12, Andy Wright 11. UNB was led by Adam Parent's 12 points.

CIS Schedule for Saturday, December 30th, 2006 (All Games Eastern Time)

Thompson Rivers 98, Lakehead 79 (Ryerson 7th Place Game)
#8 Brock 88, Memorial 44 (5th Place Game - Ed DeArmon Memorial Tournament at Ryerson)
#10 Cape Breton 77, Ryerson 61 (Third Place Game: Ed DeArmon Memorial Tournament at Ryerson)
York 67, UPEI 63 (Championship Game – Ed DeArmon Memorial Tournament at Ryerson)
Ryerson Web Site Link to tournament summary

Montmorency 84, Lee Academy Prep (Maine) 63 (Consolation Round - Shoveller Classic at Dalhousie in Halifax)
UQAM 103, Maine Fort-Kent 64 (Consolation Round - Shoveller Classic at Dalhousie in Halifax)
#3 St. Francis Xavier 86, St. Mary's 70 (Championship Semi-Final: Shoveller Classic at Dalhousie in Halifax)
Dalhousie 80, Acadia 60 (Championship Semi-Final: Shoveller Classic at Dalhousie in Halifax)
Dalhousie Tournament Link

Laval 84, RMC 65 (Day One – Bishop’s “Converse” Classic; Lennoxville, PQ)
Bishop’s 71, UNB 61 (Day One – Bishop’s “Converse” Classic; Lennoxville, PQ)
Bishop's "Converse" Tournament Link

Lethbridge 88, Laurier 67 (Consolation Game - 40th Wesmen Classic at Winnipeg)
Toronto 80, SAIT 42 (Consolation Game: 40th Wesmen Classic at Winnipeg)
Minot State 85, Manitoba 79 (Third Place Game: 40th Wesmen Classic in Winnipeg)
Winnipeg 91, #9 Brandon 72 (Championship Game: 40th Wesmen Classic at Winnipeg)
Winnipeg Tournament Link

Guelph 71, McGill 69 (Golden Bear Classic at Edmonton, Alberta)
Calgary 86, Alberta 84 (Golden Bear Classic at Edmonton, Alberta)

#2 UBC 75, Queen’s 68 (Guy Vetrie Memorial at UVic)
#6 Concordia 58, #4 Victoria 50 (Championship Game: Guy Vetrie Memorial at UVic) Concordia led 31-25 at halftime.

Other games today involving CIS teams:
2 PM Western at Univ. of Rochester (Non-conference game at Rochester, NY)
Montana State-Northern (NAIA D1) 97, Saskatchewan 94 3 OT'S (Havre, MT) Game Report and Box Score
Walsh University NAIA 79, Windsor 70 (North Canton, OH)
11 PM Fraser Valley at Holy Names University tournament (Holy Names Classic, Oakland, CA)

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