Thursday, 28 December 2006

Thursday's Game Results & Reports

This entry will be continually updated as scores and reports come in.

Selected Game Reports

#4 UVic 73, Queen's 72 In another barn burner, this time at the Guy Vetrie Memorial tournament at UVic, Vikes Brandon Ellis knocked down his sixth 3 of the game at the buzzer to give the hosts a narrow, one-point victory over the emerging Gaels. Queen's had taken a two-point lead with 7 seconds remaining after freshman Mitch Leger hit a three of his own on the Gaels final possession. Leger scored Queen's final 5 points, part of his 12 point second half effort. The Gaels shot a blistering 14-29 from the 3 point line on the night. Ellis' 5th 3 of the game gave the Vikes a 70-67 lead with 1:39 to play. The game was tied on 10 seperate occasions and Queen's had a 7 point lead with about 10 minutes remaining in the game. Leger finished with 17 points and 6 rebounds to lead Queen's (10-5 overall vs. CIS) while Graeme Bollinger had 19 points/9 rebounds, including 13 in the second half and Ellis had 18, all on 3's for Victoria (14-3 vs. CIS overall). BOX SCORE plus a report by Ron Rauch from the Victoria Times-Colonist Vikes' guard shoots down Gaels

Also, in the first game of the evening, after trailing 27-19 at the half, #6 Concordia used a 54 point second half to defeat Trinity Western 73-61 as fifth-year forward Patrick Perrotte had 20 points and 12 boards. The Stingers prevailed despite a 1-19 effort from the 3 point line. BOX SCORE

Alberta 82, McGill 74 In a foul plague affair, Alberta used a solid second half to defeat McGill in game two of the Golden Bear Invitational. Alex Steele had 18 in the win for the Bears (9-5 overall vs. CIS) while veteran fifth-year forward Scott Gordon added 15 and point guard C.G. Morrison 12. Two freshmen had solid games from McGill(4-9 overall vs. CIS) as 6'4" Matt Thornhill (Dawson College) led all scorers with 28 while Paul Herra added 15 on 6-7 shooting. The Redmen had leads of as large as 7 points in the first half before the Bears rallied. GAME REPORT FROM ALBERTA SITE and BOX SCORE

Guelph 84, Calgary 76 In a see-saw affair that had numerous lead changes, the Gryphons pulled away late bouyed by a 9 of 10 effort from the foul line down the stretch to defeat the Dinos in the first game of the Edmonton Journal Golden Bear Invitational at the University of Alberta. Calgary (5-12 vs. CIS overall) stayed in the game on the steady play of explosive 6'7" second-year forward Ross Bekkering, 5'9" point guard Josh Fiest and 44 trips to the foul line, as against only 24 by the Gryphs but Guelph was deadly from downtown, hitting 17 3's in the game led by 6'3" Aron Bariagabre's 25 points and 9 rebounds. Guelph's 6'9" center J.R. Bailey battled foul trouble and Bekkering all night, finishing with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Bekkering was a force on the glass at both ends with 18 rebounds to go with 19 points. The slick fifth-year veteran Fiest was aggressive getting into the lane off the dribble, pressuring Guelph's "d" and getting himself to the foul line to lead Calgary with 21 points. The Gryphons (5-10 vs. CIS overall) had several opportunities to pull away but the Dinos hung tough until Guelph's late foul line heroics.

Lakehead 67 vs UPEI 80 LAKEHEAD: Warren Thomas (29 pts, 6 rebs); Matthew Verboom (6 pts, 8 rebs) UPEI: Brent McLaren (24 pts, 4 rebs, 6 asts); Sherone Edwards (14 pts, 7 rebs, 1 ast, 1 stl)
** Many thanks to Jim McLarty, Ryerson Sports Information Director

** Many thanks to Dale Stevens from Canadian University Basketball Discussion List for the following Mac game report (see link on the right for subscription information)

BALANCED ATTACK LEAD MARAUDERS OVER FLORIDA MEMORIAL (Miami Gardens, FL) Five players scored in double figures, as the McMaster University Marauders registered a 91-71 victory over the Florida Memorial Unviersity Lions (NAIA), in exhibition men's basketball action, on Thursday evening in Miami Gardens, Florida. With the victory, the Marauders improve to 10-7 overall, while the Lions fall to 2-6.

As he has done for most of the season, senior guard Martin Ajayi (Hamilton,ON) led the Maroon and Grey in scoring, dropping 24 points. Freshman centre Geoff McLaughlin (Oakville, ON), who has been improving every game of late, chipped in with 12 points, while Adam Steiner (Dundas, ON) and Mike DiClaudio (Hamilton, ON) netted 11 points apiece. Andre Beauford (Pembroke Pines, FL) paced Florida Memorial with a game high 32 points, while Daniel Garcia (Miami, FL) added 27 points.

Manitoba 65, Laurier 54 The Bisons (8-8 vs. CIS overall) pulled away late in a defensive struggle as 6'5" Brian Crowe led the way with 16. Laurier's Matt Walker led his team with 19 points. The Bisons move on to meet Winnipeg in one of two championship semi-finals while the young Golden Hawks (5-9 vs. CIS) face SAIT from the CCAA in the consolation round. BOX SCORE

From Sheldon Appelle Winnipeg Sports Information

Winnipeg 81 SAIT 71; Erfan Nasajpour (Winnipeg) 19 pts. Player of the Game; Branden Stewart (SAIT) 18 pts. BOX SCORE

The Winnipeg Wesmen started slowly but regrouped to defeat the SAIT Trojans 81-71 in their opening game of the MTS Wesmen Classic. A supportive crowd of 1,750 spectators saw the Wesmen start slow but ended the first half on a good note taking a slim 36-32 lead into the locker room at halftime. The Wesmen held off the Trojan's attack in the second half despite SAIT connecting on three of their seven three pointers to keep the score close. Winnipeg had three players in double digits on this night. Erfan Nasajpour scored a game high 19 points, Dan Shynkaryk scored 18 points and Ivan Saric had a double-double finishing with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Branden Stewart had a solid game for the Trojans finishing with 18 points and eight rebounds. The Wesmen will face the winner of the Manitoba-Wilfred Laurier game in one of the semi-finals Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.

Sheldon Appelle, Sports Information Coordinator, University of Winnipeg

Also, Winnipeg Sun article on Day One of the Wesmen Classic

Ryerson 80, Memorial 71 The host Rams moved into the championship semi-finals of their own event with a comfortable victory over the Seahawks as once again the Bakovic brothers were a difficult tandem to control as freshman Boris had 20 points and 9 rebounds while brother Igor, a 6'10" fourth-year center, added 16 points and 10 boards. Rye (5-10 overall vs. CIS) took a 7 point lead into halftime and extended the lead to as much as 14 but Memorial (4-9 overall vs. CIS) kept pounding away, staying in the game with 16 offensive rebounds, the majority leading to easy putbacks. Memorial's top player Sean Thistle once again had a tremendous all-round game with 28 points and 12 rebounds while Evan Constantine added 16 points and 7 boards. Ryerson also got a lift from freshman Scott Neil from Cambridge who dropped 4 3's as part of his 15 points. Neil is an interesting story because during high school he was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder and did not play high school basketball at all. He learned the game while playing for Mano Watsa's travelling team and also played one semester at Mohawk. With a smooth stroke when open, Neil could be one of the top stories in the country given his challenges in the past. Ryerson awaits the winner of UPEI and winless Lakehead, which appears to have upgraded their roster since before the holidays.

#10 Cape Breton 80, #8 Brock 78 OT In a first-round barnburner at Ryerson's Ed DeArmon Tournament, with seconds remaining in the overtime, Brock's star guard Brad Rootes missed a three pointer from the baseline and the Badgers could not convert on the putback as Cape Breton squeeked past Brock. With the victory, the #10 Capers face York Lions tomorrow in the semi-finals. The Badgers also had the ball with the score tied late in regulation when Rootes drove the lane but was stripped. This came after the resilent Badgers came back from deficits as high as 6 in the second half. Brampton's Paul Blake led the Capers (9-5 vs. CIS) with 22 points while fifth-year forward Eric Breland (Baltimore, MD) had 20 in the win. The Badgers, who had leads as high as 10 points in the first half and were up 6 at the intermission, continued their three-point shooting barrage as they finished with 14 3's, 2 above their season average of 12. In all, 5 Badgers ended in double figures including Omar Kadray, 5'10" second year guard from Halifax, who had a career-high 17. Scott Murray added 13 points, including 3-4 from downtown, for Brock (12-5 overall vs. CIS) which stayed in the game despite being outrebounded 39-24.

York 110, Thompson Rivers 67 In the first game of the day at Ryerson, the Lions roared out to a 20 point lead after 10 minutes of play and coasted to an easy 40+ point win against Thompson Rivers, which remains winless against CIS competition this season at 0-15. Devon Smith led the Lions with 19 points while Eylon Zemer added 16 including three early 3 pointers which catipulted York to their large early lead. Amde Evans added 15 as 7 Lions were in double-figures. Brian Smith with 15 and Charlie Spurr with 14 led the WolfPack. Top Rebounders in the game were Jordan Foebel 13 and Dan Eves 11 for York while Mississauga native Kamar Burke had 8 boards for TRU. The Lions played the game without All-Canadian Tut Ruach who is clearing up his eligibility issues.

TRU: 38 29 67
York: 53 57 110

#9 Brandon 82, Toronto 75 BOX SCORE In the first round of Winnipeg’s 40th Wesmen Classic, 6’3” second-year guard Dany Charlery (Montreal) went 10-13 and had a game-high 23 points as the Bobcats (15-2 overall vs. CIS) turned aside the Varsity Blues (8-6 vs. CIS). After leading by 3 at halftime, Brandon led comfortably in the second half before the Blues got the deficit to 4 with about 2 minutes remaining however U of T was not able to get the big stop when they needed it and the Bobcats, who shot 48% from the floor as a team, advanced to tomorrow’s semi-final against Minot State. 6’8” second-year post Nick Snow had a career game for the Blues with 20 points, going 10-18 from the floor, hopefully a harbinger of things to come for this talented forward. The Blues, who only went to the foul line 5 times all game against 23 trips for the Bobcats, are now bumped to the consolation side of the tournament where they will meet Lethbridge Pronghorns, 77-67 losers to Minot State in their first round game, tomorrow at noon.

Today's Scores (all times are Eastern)

Minot State 77, Lethbridge 67 (1st Round 40th Wesmen Classic at Winnipeg)
#9 Brandon 82, Toronto 75 (1st Round 40th Wesmen Classic at Winnipeg)
Winnipeg 81, SAIT 71 (1st Round 40th Wesmen Classic at Winnipeg)
Manitoba 65, Laurier 54 (1st Round 40th Wesmen Classic at Winnipeg)

York 110, Thompson Rivers 67 (1st Round Ed DeArmon Memorial Tournament at Ryerson)
#10 Cape Breton 80, #8 Brock 78 OT (1st Round Ed DeArmon Memorial Tournament at Ryerson)
Ryerson 80, Memorial 71 (1st Round Ed DeArmon Memorial Tournament at Ryerson)
Lakehead 80, UPEI 67 (1st Round Ed DeArmon Memorial Tournament at Ryerson)

Guelph 84, Calgary 76 (Golden Bear Classic at Edmonton, Alberta)
Alberta 92, McGill 84 (Golden Bear Classic at Edmonton, Alberta)

#6 Concordia 73, Trinity Western 61 (Guy Vetrie Memorial at UVic)
#4 UVic 73, Queen's 72 (Guy Vetrie Memorial at UVic)

McMaster 91, at Florida Memorial 71 (NCAA Division II Fort Lauderdale, FL)

1 comment:

bballdad said...

Concordia overcame the intense defense of TWU and a horrendous firtst half shooting performance . The first half ended 27 to 19 for TWU. The second half saw the Concordia veterans lead them to victory.
Queens University came within 7 seconds of defeating UVIC VIkes. Veteran Brandon Ellis potted a three pointer at the buzzer to win the game 74-73. Kingston's own Mark Leger had put Queens ahead with a three of his own to take the lead 73-71.