Friday, 2 February 2007

Friday's CIS Results & Game Reports

FRIDAY'S CIS RESULTS AND GAME REPORTS
But first, freshman point guard C.G. Morrison, freshly turned 19 years old, leads the Golden Bears into a pair of games against top 10 competition this weekend. Morrison, from Victoria, is averaging 13.9 points per game in his rookie season. His 59 per cent shooting accuracy is fifth best in the conference. C.G. needs to be B-I-G

As well... two ex-CIS stars from days gone by faced each other again, this time as opposing coaches Cam Nekkars and Sean Gray face off again

RMC (1-16) 40 at York (11-6) 69 The Lions jumped out to a 21 point halftime lead and won going away despite shooting only 4-20 from 3 point land. York welcomes Queen's tomorrow night and will try to avenge an earlier loss to the Gaels in Kingston.

Cape Breton (10-2, 30 pts.) 70 at Acadia (10-4, 30 pts) 72 OVERTIME Breaking the Capers 7 game AUS league winning streak, Acadia wins in overtime to draw into a tie for top spot in the AUS as Shawn Berry led the way again with 22 points and 7 rebounds before 878 fans. Cape Breton, which rallied from a 13 point halftime deficit, was led by Eric Breland's 18 points and 12 rebounds. Paolo Santana added 9 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists but was only 2-9 from the floor and 4-8 from the foul line. Acadia outrebounded Cape Breton 41-32. The teams meet again tomorrow afternoon in Wolfville.

#9 Ottawa (14-4) 68 at Toronto (11-6) 70 6'9" Mike Williams had 15 points and 10 rebounds including a put-back 12 footer from the baseline with 0.6 seconds to play to give the Blues an exciting win over the Gee-Gees. Alex McLeod's heave at the buzzer from mid-court went in and then out to end the game. Ottawa, which took advantage of poor U of T free throw shooting in Ottawa to edge the Blues by one in January, shot themselves in the foot by going just 14/23 (60.9%) from the stripe this evening as opposed to a torrid 12/14 (85.7%) for Toronto. The Blues, who played without Dwayne Grant who was sick with the flu, got a big 3 from Mike DeGiorgio with about 1 minute to go but Ottawa's Josh Gibson-Bascombe (20 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists) answered with a 3 of his own to tie the game. Ottawa's Curtis Shakespeare left the game with a suspected foot injury but the Gee-Gees got a nice performance from third-year forward David Labentowicz. The Blues, who have now won 7 in a row, face Carleton tomorrow night while Ottawa faces Ryerson on Rogers Television.

Queen's (10-7) 56 at Laurentian (4-13) 66 The Gaels struggled, shooting only 36.7% and fell one game behind both Toronto and York in the battle for a home playoff game before a big crowd in Sudbury. Gaels freshman Mitch Leger had 10 points and 10 rebounds however went only 4-15 from the field. Brody Bishop had 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and knocked down 5 3's to key the win which moves the Vees within 2 games of Ryerson for the sixth and final playoff spot in the OUA East.

Carleton (16-2) 90 at Ryerson (6-11) 66 The Rams kept the game within 12 to 14 but the Ravens broke away in the last 10 minutes as Aaron Doornekamp had 18 points and 12 rebounds. Igor Bakovic had 19 points for Ryerson as freshman Boris Bakovic battled foul trouble all night.

Brock (10-6) 59 at Lakehead (1-16) 55 The normally-hot shooting Badgers went only 4 for 30 from 3 point land but were saved by another strong performance from point guard Brad Rootes (28 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists) at the Thunderdome. Brock shot only 21% in the first half after which they were down 1. But Rootes got it going and Brock held a 13 point lead with about 5 minutes remaining before the Wolves mounted their last run. Warren Thomas led Lakehead with 23 points & 7 rebounds while 6'7" Owen White had another solid game for Brock with 11 points and 7 boards. The teams meet again tomorrow night.

McGill (5-6) 49 at Laval (6-4) 58 For a game advertised as likely to be high scoring, mediocre shooting and rebounding, especially by the visiting Redmen, prevailed as the Rouge et Or won at home without All-Canadian J.P. Morin, who is out indefinitely after reinjuring his bad wrist last week at Bishop's. CIS Freshman-of-the-Year candidate Jean-Fran├žois Beaulieu-Maheux picked up the slack however, scoring a game-high 24 points and air-tight Rouge et Or "d" held McGill to 31.6% overall shooting including a paltry 1-17 from 3 point land. The Redmen also missed a number of easy layups and went only 46.2% from the line (12-26) and gave up 14 offensive rebounds, part of being outrebounded 41-24. 6'8" Marc-Andre Cote was a force defensively for Laval, grabbing 13 rebounds, his second straight game with double digit boards. Laval rallied around 9 players in Morin's absence including 6 freshman, led by the incomparable Beaulieu-Maheux. Matt Thornhill led McGill with 11. Laval travels to Montreal tomorrow night to face UQAM.

#2 Concordia (10-1) at Bishop's (3-8) In Lennoxville, the Stingers got 25 points from Pat Perrotte and 10 points/11 rebounds from center Jamal Gallier to comfortably defeat the host Gaiters. Up 13 at the half, Concordia won going away using a 50 point second half. The Stingers lead Laval by 3 game in the loss column and are on the verge of clinching the "Q" regular season title.

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