Sunday, 25 February 2007

Sunday's Results

Excellent article by James Mirtle of the Globe & Mail on the Mike Katz/Dave DeAveiro relationship and the turnarond by Coach Katz at U of T Protégé and mentor meet again in OUA quarter-final

U of A web site report on Saskatchewan's dramatic win over Alberta Sunday afternoon (see also below for a game recap) Lynch Leads Huskies

Cape Breton Capers weekend wrap up as the Men's team clinched first place in the AUS on Saturday by defeating Dal but lost Sunday at St.Mary's (includes Box Scores) Capers Weekend Review


Saskatchewan 88 at Alberta 85 (Game 3 Best-of-3 Final, Huskies win series 2-1) It is unbelievable to think that a team could shoot 66.7% from the floor including 12-18 from 3 point land and 9 of 9 from the foul line, have an early 10 point lead and still lose, however that is what happened Sunday afternoon to the Alberta Golden Bears as the Huskies prevailed by 3 behind 23 points from Rejean Chabot, who was also Friday's hero with 29 points. 6'8" Andrew Spagrud had 22 points and 6 rebounds while 6'6" fourth-year forward Mark Lynch came up big at a crucial time for Saskatchewan, going 4-5 from downtown as part of a 21 point effort. The visiting Huskies almost matched the Bears, going 30 of 49 (61.2%) from the floor and 8 of 19 from 3 to squeeze out a three point win. In another telling stat, Saskatchewan shot 27 free throws (making 20) and committed only 13 fouls as opposed to 25 whistled against the Bears. Fifth-year veterans Scott Gordon (16 points) and Tyson Jones (8 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists) played their final games in a Bears uniform. Second year guard C.G. Morrison had his best game of the series with 24 points on 4-7 shooting from beyond the arc but it was not enough as the Huskies advance to next weekend's Canada West Final Four in Brandon. On Friday night, the host Bobcats take on UVic, which was awarded the Canada West wild card moments ago and Saskatchewan takes on UBC. The winners of the semi-final games will automatically qualify for the CIS Nationals and play for the Canada West championship on Saturday. There will also be a third place game on Saturday between the 2 losers of the semi-finals which could have wild card implications.

Acadia (13-6, 36 pts) 77 at UPEI (8-12, 30 pts) 68 Paolo Santana (pictured) flirted with a triple double, scoring 18 points and adding 8 rebounds and 8 assists as the Axemen ruined Senior's Day in Charlottetown and clinched (at worst) third place in the AUS after finishing dead last only one season ago. Shawn Berry and Luckern Dieu added 14 apiece for Acadia, which finishes their regular season next Saturday at home against Dal. The Panthers two graduating seniors both had solid days especially 6'9" Doug McKinney, who went 5-9 from 3 and finished with a game-high 24 points while Sherone Edwards added 19 points and 7 rebounds. Acadia helped themselves by going 9 of 14 from beyond the arc and shooting 51.1% overall.

Cape Breton (15-4, 44 pts) 61 at Saint Mary's (10-9, 28 pts) 68 4 POINTS 6'2" Mark McLaughlin continued his torrid scoring down the stretch of the season with 19 points and the Huskies won their second straight, knocking off the AUS regular season champions at the Tower. Clint Bateman added 14 points and 10 rebounds while post Ike Uchegbu also had a 12-point/10-rebound double/double. Eric Breland was high man for Cape Breton, which had clinched first place yesterday, with 19 points and 9 rebounds. The Capers shot just 29.7% from the floor overall as a team.

Memorial (5-14, 10 pts) 61 at StFX (12-6, 36 pts) 86 4 POINTS The X-Men moved into a tie for second place with Acadia by handling the Seahawks. Assuming X owns the tie-breaker (St. FX has taken 3 of the 4 games this season from Acadia), a win tomorrow would give X a 4 point lead for second and clinch second place. Acadia has only one game left next weekend at home against Dal and even though it is a 4 pointer, if X wins tomorrow they can only tie for second. X was up only 6 late in the first half but then won going away with great defense. The teams meet again Monday afternoon at 1 PM Atlantic/Noon Eastern as the two-game series was delayed by a day due to a winter storm in Newfoundland that prevented the Seahawks from leaving for a day. Tomorrow's game is available via webcast again X-Men Web Cast Network

Concordia (15-1) 78 at Laval (9-7) 65 The Stingers continued their tear through the "Q", defeating second place Rouge et Or as 6'1" Damian Buckley came through with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Concordia shot a torrid 56.1% from the floor and also got 18 from Patrick Perrotte, 15 from Dwayne Buckley (pictured) and 11 from Ben Sormonte. J.P. Morin finished with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists to lead Laval while Jean-Michel LeBlanc had all 15 of his points from beyond the arc, going 5-13, part of a 8-25 effort by Laval from downtown. The Rouge et Or shot only 5 free throws on the entire afternoon. These teams have captured the top 2 seeds in the conference and will host playoff games next weekend as the Stingers will entertain UQAM and Laval will host McGill.

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