Thursday, 18 January 2007

Thurs. Jan. 18th/07: Last night's recap; Who is Nelson?

For a complete look at last night's action in which another Top 5 team was defeated, click here

Mac at Guelph game report from Hamilton Spectator in which the Marauders pulled off a tight victory to move into a tie with the Gryphs for third place. Martin Ajayi again led the way for Mac with 23 points in another game that wasn't decided until the last possession. Marauders get must-win at Guelph Also, here is an excerpt from the Guelph Mercury describing what turned out to be a controversial ending "One call by an official didn't lose the Guelph Gryphons a basketball game, but it cost them a chance at victory. Although Nick Pankerichan looked to have cleanly picked the pocket of McMaster Marauders guard Ajayi Martin, he was whistled for a foul. Martin iced a 68-65 win by knocking down the pair of ensuing free throws. "Martin's a great player, but he flops and exaggerates to get calls," said Guelph head coach Chris O'Rourke, who threw a marker and then had to be restrained by his coaching staff after the call. "We got what we wanted defensively, but it's tough when the referee makes that kind of call." The play occurred at centre court, and Pankerichan, who had 14 points, would have given the Gryphs a one-point lead with a successful layup. J.R. Bailey also had 14 for the hosts."

Cape Breton Post reports on Capers freshman Philip Nkrumah from Brampton, ON Nkrumah flying high in freshman season

Western came up with an important win at Waterloo last night. Here is a link to a report by Martin Timmermann on the Waterloo web site Western Waterloo report

Kate Poulin (Waterloo) article Western at Waterloo summaries

8,000 AND COUNTING: Over 8,000 tickets have been sold to this coming Tuesday's Capital Hoops Classic at Scotiabank Place in Kanata, ON between cross-town rivals Carleton Ravens and Ottawa Gee-Gees. Another press release on the game was issued yesterday Capital Hoops Classic

UVIC'S McKINNON GYM TO BE RENAMED KEN & KATHY SHIELDS COURT The Vikes will honour their tremendous husband and wife coaching team with a wonderful tribute this Saturday night after the women's and before the men's games at Vic. Ken & Kathy Shields Court Naming

The "Nelson" in AUS Nelson Division explained: Many thanks to blog reader Tyler Slipp for some kinds words and especially for his explanation of the background for naming an AUS division as the "Nelson Division"

Hello Mark: I love what you are doing with your webpage. You have filled a huge void in the CIS basketbal scene in this country. Keep up the good work. The Nelson division is named after former University of New Brunswick head coach Don Nelson. Mr. Nelson coached men's basketball at UNB for over 30 years and also coached the football team for 11 years. He is one of the great basketball names on the east coast, and truly one of the classiest gentlemen to ever be involved with the game. Even if you had no idea who he was he would introduce himself with a few kinds words. Coincidentally, UNB just recognized his achievements this past weekend with a banner raising in his honor. You can read the release on the AUS website. Don Nelson Banner Raising Also, this page lists some of his accomplishments and notes that the "Western Division" was renamed the Nelson division in his honor. Nelson Article from NB Sports Hall of Fame

Blog buddy Neate Sager blog here has passed on a link from the Kingston Whig-Standard reporting on an award that Carleton Raven and Kingston-area native Aaron Doornekamp has been nominated for. "Carleton forward Aaron Doornekamp is a finalist for Kingston Kiwanis' amateur athlete of the year. I have noticed that the Whig-Standard has increased its coverage of Queen's basketball lately..... they used to get just briefs but not they're getting longer bylined stories." Kingston Kiwanis Athlete of the Year Nominations Good on the Whig-Standard to start providing more coverage for the rapidly-improving Gaels men.

Alberta's Don Horwood has great things to say about Winnipeg's Efran Nasajpour in the Gateway's Golden Bears weekend recap. Gateway, U of A's student newspaper article

Latest NCdoubleEH report from the here

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