Saturday, 13 January 2007

Saturday's Game Results and Reports

#6 Victoria (13-2) 81 at #8 Brandon (12-2) 82 Led by Yul Michel, Brandon wins their second straight against top ranked visitors Cats edge Vikes PLUS Box Score
#4 UBC (13-1) 85 at Regina (5-10) 80 Casey Archibald scored 30 points as the T-Birds salvaged one of their weekend games T-Birds recover to beat Cougars PLUS Box Score
Winnipeg (5-9) 76 at Saskatchewan (9-5) 86 Huskies defeat Wesmen in Heated Battle PLUS Box Score
Manitoba (4-10) 86 at Alberta (10-4) 88 Alberta got off to a big lead but watched Darcy Coss and Issac Ansah almost lead the Bisons back Bears win second straight barnburner PLUS Box Score
Trinity Western (8-8) 95 Thompson Rivers (0-16) 92 Box Score
Simon Fraser (8-8) 56 at UCFV (5-11) 61 OVERTIME UCFV won their third straight, keeping their faint playoff hopes alive by beating the Clan in overtime Fraser Valley wins third straight Box Score
Calgary (5-9) 74 at Lethbridge (5-9) 75 Senior Scott MacKinnon hit two free throws with 2 seconds remaining lifting Lethbridge to a one point win over CalgaryHorns move into tie for playoff spot with dramatic win Two late free throws key Horns win PLUS Box Score

Laval (4-3) 76 at McGill (4-3) 67 The Rouge et Or nearly blew a 20 point lead as the Redmen got it back to a two point game with just over a minute to play but Laval made their free throws down the stretch to move into a second place tie with McGill, two games behind Concordia in the loss column Laval McGill game report from Earl Zuckerman McGill

#1 Carleton (12-0) 74 at Laurentian (3-9) 65 Ozvaldo Jeanty had 23 points and 8 rebounds as the Ravens overcame a 6 point halftime deficit with a 20-4 run off the start of the second half and hung on to defeat the hometown Voyageurs before 500 fans at Ben Avery Gymnasium. Brody Bishop kept the Vees in the game with 26 points but Laurentian was unable to overcome 15 Carleton offensive rebounds. The Vees final opportunity came wiht about 3 minutes remaining down 6 when the Ravens missed the front end of a bonus but Carleton got the offensive board and Jeanty put the final nail in the coffin with a three. Laurentian took advantage of some fine shooting in the first half and their lead could have been greater than 6 had they not missed 6 free throws. But the experienced Ravens took control when they needed to and extended their lead atop the OUA East to two games over Ottawa.
#5 Ottawa (10-2) 61 at York (8-4) 64 Creating 23 Gee-Gee turnovers, the Lions stayed within striking distance of second place with a tight 3 point win, holding the Gee-Gees scoreless in the last 5 minutes and taking the lead for good on a runner in the lane by fifth-year forward Dan Eves with 90 seconds remaining. York switched their defences throughout the game, going to 1-3-1 and 2/3 zones and generally played much harder than in last night's loss to Carleton as 6'10" Jordan Foebel finished with 20 points, many at the end of efficient trap breaks by York. Eves was a force down the stretch despite going 0-4 from 3, beating Gee-Gees defenders off the dribble effectively. The Lions jumped out to an early 12 point lead led by a pair of threes by Tut Ruach but the Gee-Gees fought back and had a 6 point lead toward the end of the game but could not hold it as York finished the game on a 8-0 run. In a physical game, neither team got to the bonus in the first half and only 23 fouls in total were called. 6'10" Dax Dessureault almost matched Foebel, producing his best offensive game of the season with 16 points and 9 rebounds while adding 4 blocks but missed a pair of shots late with the game on the line. The Gee-Gees now prepare to host Queen's and RMC next weekend while the Lions hook up with U of T and Ryerson in Toronto.
Queen's (8-4) 76 at Toronto (6-6) 83 OVERTIME In one of the more exciting games of this season, the Varsity Blues got a huge mental monkey off their backs with a exilerating come-from-behind victory over the Gaels in Toronto. Toronto's 6'2" Dwayne Grant tied the game with 15 seconds left in regulation with a 3 after Gaels star freshman Mitch Leger gave Queen's a 3 point lead with a three of his own 9 seconds earlier. In the overtime, the Blues took advantage of a couple of solid takes to the rim by Mike DeGiorgio and a technical foul assessed to Queen's Head Coach Rob Smart to pull away for the win. The game, which pitted the top two defensive teams in the OUA East, was extremely well played with only 13 total turnovers between the 2 teams and produced much drama and excitement in a signature game for CIS basketball. Blues center Mike Williams atoned for a tough last weekend at the line going a perfect 10 for 10 as part of his 20 point effort while both DeGiorgio (10 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists) and Grant (11 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists) pushed triple doubles. Leger had a team-high 19 and 4 rebounds, fellow freshman Baris Ondul had 16 points, 6 rebounds while shooting guard Ryan Hairsine added 14 on 4-5 3's, part of the Gaels 12 of 26 effort from behind the arc.
RMC (1-11) 65 at Ryerson (4-8) 70

#9 Cape Breton (7-1) 71 at #2 St. FX (5-2) 66 The Capers hit four 3's during a game-deciding 20-0 run early in the second half breaking open a tight affair as the Capers took over first place in the Nelson division before a jam-packed house at X's Ohland Center in Antigonish. Eric Breland had 7 points during the run and Paul Blake dropped a pair of threes, part of six Cape Breton 3's during a 12 minute span in the second half. X star guard Tyler Richards (15 points on 3-12 shooting and 9 rebounds) did not make a shot from the floor until the final 10 minutes, starting the game 0 for 8 but did score all 8 points during an 8-2 run that brought X back to within 12 but Keliher came off a screen and calmly drilled a 3 to restore a 16 point lead with 7 minutes left. X had one more run left, led by a three and a nice finish by Will Silver, bringing the game back to 5 with 2:20 to play but Corey Hargrove fed Dan White for an easy layup to restore the lead to 69-62 and seal the victory. X shot only 11/31 in the first half but stayed in the game on the foul line despite giving up 20 points in the paint in the first half as Jarrett Timmons and Eric Breland had their way inside. Keliher (18 points, 10 assists) orchestrated the Capers offense with grace, knocking down open 3's when X went under ball screens and throwing a pair of alley oops against the X zone including a first-half toss to 6'4" Philip Nkruma who finished with a thunderous slam. The Capers were 8-16 overall from 3 while X made only 2 threes all evening. X now travels to Acadia on Wednesday night while Cape Breton returns home to host St. Mary's next Saturday.
Acadia (7-3) 72 at UPEI (3-6) 51 The Axemen took an early lead and rolled to an easy win over the Panthers, holding UPEI's fifth-year senior tandem of 6'10" Doug McKinney and 6'5" Sherone Edwards to 14 combined points. Star swingman Paolo Santana led all scorers with 21 points and added 8 rebounds while Luckern Dieu had 16 with 5 rebounds. Acadia made 7 of 16 3's on the evening. Shakir Chambers led UPEI with 12 while freshman Jon Cooper added 11.
Dalhousie (4-4) 63 at Memorial (3-6) 60 Getting offence from a pair of unlikely sources, the Tigers offset a 38% shooting night with 20 offensive rebounds and 8 steals to edge the hometown Seahawks. Drew Stratton had 18 points for Dal while Ryan deWinter added 12 points and 5 rebounds. Second-year guard Andrew Sullivan finished with 6 points and 10 assists as Dal, which shot only 1-10 from 3, focused on getting the ball inside against Memorial. Evan Constantine had 14 for Memorial while Sean Thistle added 13 points/7 rebounds. Justin Halleran had 9 assists.
St. Mary's (4-4) 86 at UNB (1-9) 81 The Huskies came from 4 points down at halftime to win a key road game in the Baldwin division. Mark McLaughlin had 25 points and 11 rebounds in the win while Aaron Duncan had 13 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists. The Varsity Reds, who stayed in the game by going 9/17 from three point land, were led as usual by Oliver Glencross (21 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists).

Lakehead (1-11) 52 at McMaster (5-6) 72 Sparkplug Martin Ajayi took over in the second half after a slow start, coming within 2 assists of a triple/double leading the Marauders to a victory over the Thunderwolves. Despite still not looking completely back from his foot injury, valiant John Obrovac had his most effective game of the season with a team-high 19 points including five 3's while Adam Steiner finished with 16. Ajayi had 13 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists and pushed the tempo to ignite a big Mac run early in the second half that helped avenge last night's upset loss. Warren Thomas led Lakehead with 20 points.
Brock (6-5) 71 at Laurier (4-7) 74 Fifth-year point guard Omar Miles converted a layup against the press for the deciding basket with 2 seconds remaining, giving the Hawks a huge win at home in front of a season-high crowd of 800 at Laurier. The Badgers mounted a furious rally in the second half coming back from 15 down again led by the incomparable Brad Rootes, who knocked down a pair of long NBA 3's in the final minutes but Brock didn't take the lead until 6'7" Owen White hit a 15 foot jumper with 7.6 seconds left to give Brock a 71-70 lead, setting up Miles heroics. Brock stayed in the game with tremendous work on the offensive glass, getting credit for an incredible 20 offensive rebounds but were hampered by an uncharacteristic 7-26 effort from 3 which was 5-24 (under 20%) before Rootes hit his two bombs and a 14-22 effort from the foul line. Laurier took a 35-21 lead into halftime as Matt Walker (17 points, 6 rebounds) and Trevor Csima (14 points, 6 rebounds) led the way. Rootes had 16 points and 8 assists while Scott Murray led the way for the Badgers with 18 points and Chris Keith added 17 pts/11 rebounds. Laurier now travels to Thunder Bay next weekend to face Lakehead twice while Brock returns home to face first-place Windsor on Wednesday.
Waterloo (6-6) 73 at Guelph (6-5) 68 In a mild upset, the Warriors held Guelph to 34.5% shooting and outrebounded the Gryphs 42-28 in a victory that got Waterloo back to .500 and within striking distance of second place. Fifth-year guard Matt Kieswetter, despite going only 5-17 from the floor, finished with a team-high 19 points including 8-8 from the line. Forward Mike Davis had 15 points and 6 rebounds before fouling out while Waterloo's two-headed center lineup of sophomore Matt Hayes and Ben Frisby grabbed 13 rebounds between them. JR Bailey led Guelph with 22 including 13-15 free throws but was only 4-11 from the floor. Heralded transfer Borko Popic went 0-5 and did not score in 11 minutes of play. Waterloo now goes on to host Western and Guelph welcomes McMaster this coming Wednesday night.

Apparently, over 7,000 tickets have already been sold for January 23rd's Capital Hoops Classic at Scotiabank Place in Kanata (just outside Ottawa) as the Gee-Gees and Ravens tangle. There are even rumours of the top bowl being opened up to accommodate more fans. The game goes one week from this coming Tuesday. Tickets to Capital Hoops Classic going fast

WINDSOR (9-2) DEFEATED WESTERN (4-7) score to be available soon. Western kept making runs that were answered time and time again by the Lancers. 6'8" Greg Surmacz was the difference on the interior and Windsor took advantage of some very good 3 point shooting to pull out the win. Western, which is now 0-3 in the new year, stayed in the game with tough, pressure defence but the Lancers came up with a big road victory. Windsor travels to Brock this coming Wednesday while Western travels to Waterloo.

all games Eastern time
7 PM #9 Cape Breton at #2 St. Francis Xavier EASTLINK as well as through the ST.FX Booster's web site
8 PM #5 Ottawa at York Rogers Television in Toronto (tape delayed to 10:30 PM in Ottawa)
8 PM Waterloo at Guelph Rogers Television in Guelph & Kitchener (tape delayed from this afternoon)
8 PM Lakehead at McMaster Available on the internet via CFMU Mac radio Click on WEBCAST in left column
10 PM UBC at Regina LIVE STATS AVAILABLE from Regina web site UBC/Regina LIVE STATS
10 PM Manitoba at Alberta Available on CJSR Alberta campus radio via Internet U of A campus radio

3 PM Waterloo (5-6) at Guelph (6-4)
4 PM #10 Brock (6-4) at Laurier (3-7)
8 PM #7 Windsor (8-2) at Western (4-6)
8 PM Lakehead (1-10) at McMaster (5-5)

OUA East
8 PM #5 Ottawa (10-1) at York (7-4)
8 PM #1 Carleton (11-0) at Laurentian (3-8)
8 PM Queen's (8-3) at Toronto (5-6)
8 PM RMC (1-10) at Ryerson (3-8)

2:00 pm Saint Mary's (3-4) at UNB (1-8) 6:30 pm Dalhousie (3-4) at Memorial (3-5)
7:00 pm Acadia (6-3) at UPEI (3-5)
7:00 pm #9 Cape Breton (6-1) at #2 StFX (6-1) In

8:00 PM Laval (3-3) at McGill (4-2)

Canada West
9:00 pm #6 Victoria (13-1) at #8 Brandon (11-2)
10:00 pm #4 UBC (13-1) at Regina (5-8) LIVE STATS AVAILABLE here
10:00 pm Manitoba (4-9) at Alberta (9-4)
10:00 pm Winnipeg (5-8) at Saskatchewan (8-5)
10:15 pm Calgary (5-8) at Lethbridge (4-9)
11:00 pm Trinity Western (7-8) at Thompson Rivers (0-15)
12:00 pm Simon Fraser (8-7) at UCFV (4-11)

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