Wednesday, 10 January 2007

Wednesday's Scores from OUA West

NOTE: Scores will be updated as they become available

Laurier (3-7) 54, Guelph (6-4) 66 The Gryphs took control of the game with a 15-2 run early in the second half, erasing an 8 point deficit with stifling half-court "d" and a balanced attack, to claim a key road victory in front of about 500 fans in Waterloo. Laurier scored the last 6 points of the first half and when 6'5" third-year forward Matt Walker (20 points, 4 rebounds) knocked down a three on the first possession of the second half, the Hawks looked to be on their way. But Guelph got a series of consecutive stops and, bouyed by a pair of Jay Mott's 3's from the corner, took a five point lead by midway through the second half. While Mott (11 points) was key, Guelph had a balanced attack overall, dumping it inside to 6'10" JR Bailey (15 points, 6 rebounds) when needed and making shots from the perimeter. Point guard Nick Pankerichan added 12 points for Guelph while 6'3" Aron Bariagabre had 9 and newcomer Borko Popic had 8 points and 8 rebounds. The Hawks were hampered by an inability to get anything inside offensively as their young posts were outplayed and when it counted settled for jump shots which invariably were well-contested. Guelph returns home on Saturday to host Waterloo at 3 PM while the Hawks host Brock at 4 PM in what is an important game for Laurier, which after Saturday, plays 7 of their last 11 games away from home.

Waterloo 45 (5-6) at Windsor 74 (8-2) After a rough first half in which there was little flow, the Lancers took charge after the intermission to run away from the Warriors at the St.Denis Center. Windsor stifled Waterloo defensively and on the glass, outrebounding them 47-30, led by their bruising brother combination of Greg and Rich Allin, who grabbed 10 boards apiece. All-conference candidate Ryan Steer had another sterling performance, going for 15 points and dropping down 8 assists. All 12 players who dressed saw action for the Lancers as Greg Surmacz had 14 points/6 rebounds while Kevin Kloostra added 13 and Kyle Kane 11. 6'5" freshman Alan Goodhoofd (Oakville, ON) had maybe his strongest game at Waterloo, scoring 11 while Matt Kieswetter and David Burnett had 12 apiece to lead the way for the Warriors. Windsor, which leads the division by 2 games in the loss column, now goes on the road for 3 consecutive games beginning Saturday night at Alumni Hall in London against rivals Western. Waterloo travels to Guelph.

Brock (6-4) 74 at Western (4-6) 68 All-Canadian candidate Brad Rootes knocked down his 4th 3 of the game in the final minute to give the Badgers the lead for good and 6'5" Chris Keith (17 points including 10-12 from the line) iced it going 4-4 from the stripe to give Brock a much-needed win at Alumni Hall in London before a sparse, disappointing crowd. After Western's 6'6" Brad Smith knocked in a three that was partially deflected to give the 'Stangs a one point lead late, Rootes, who finished with a game-high 25 points, got free and made yet another late, clutch shot in his career. The Badgers got out to a quick 15-10 lead off the opening tip but Western authored a 28-10 run until Rootes hit a 3 and then fed 6'8" Matt Bassett-Speirs for a lay-up at the first half buzzer to give Brock some momentum. Still, the Badgers had to go to a zone in the second half to cool off the young Mustangs, who came close as they learn to close out games, especially at home. Brock's Mike Kemp did an outstanding job on Western's prize freshman Andrew Wedemire, holding him to 6 points while third-year guard Matt Curtis managed only 5. Brock, which travels to Laurier on Saturday, outrebounded Western 31-22. The 'Stangs now prepare to host Windsor on Saturday night.


Windsor 8-2 Sat: at Western 8 PM
Brock 6-4 Sat: at Laurier 4 PM
Guelph 6-4 Sat: WATERLOO 3 PM
Waterloo 5-6 Sat: at Guelph 3 PM
McMaster 4-5 Fri/Sat: LAKEHEAD 8 PM both nights
Western 4-6 Sat: WINDSOR 8 PM
Laurier 3-7 Sat: BROCK 4 PM
Lakehead 0-10 Sat: at Mac 8 PM both nights

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