Wednesday, 21 February 2007

Wednesday's Results

Laurentian 58 at Toronto 77 Ending the first half on a 7-0 run to break open a tie game, the Blues used their usual tough ball defense to create some easy scores early in the second half to knock off the Voyageurs and advance to one of two OUA East semi-finals. Toronto will meet Ottawa on Saturday at 8 pm. The Vees ran their offense and did a reasonable job controlling the glass to stay in the game until the Blues run but then Dwayne Grant keyed Blues' pressure defense and the game was not in doubt after 10 minutes of the second half.

Queen's 73 at York 95 York jumped out to a 12 point halftime lead, scoring 57 points in the first half and extended their lead to 20 midway through the second half to ride to the win. 6'10" Jordan Foebel had 21 points and 12 rebounds and Tut Ruach added 20. Ryan Hairsine had 17 points for Queen's. York will meet Carleton on Saturday at the Ravens Nest in an OUA East semi-final matchup.

Guelph (12-10) 75 at McMaster (13-9) 72 The Gryphs rallied from a 5 point halftime deficit to claim fourth spot and a home playoff game against Western on Saturday as 4 players scored in double figures led by 6'10" J.R. Bailey's 15 points. 6'3" Aron Bariagbre added 14 for the Gryphs who won 6 of their last 7 games to claim a home game. Martin Ajayi had a game-high 30 points while Adam Steiner added 16.

Brock (15-7) 72 at Windsor (16-6) 82 The Lancers jumped out to a quick start, garnering leads as large as 22 points in the first half and held off a late Brock comeback attempt to clinch their first outright OUA West regular season crown in 27 years. 6'2" Ryan Steer completed what should be an all-star regular season with 21 points and 12 assists including 15 in the game-deciding first half when Windsor got solid looks from the perimeter and also got what they wanted inside as 6'8" Greg Surmacz had 12 points and the Allin brothers combined for 25 (Rich with 15 and Greg with 10). In all Windsor had 5 players in double figures, offsetting another tremendous effort by OUA West Player-of-the-Year favorite Brad Rootes, who finished with 32 points on 10-18 shooting. The Badgers had an 8 game winning streak snapped and did not do a good job on the glass best illustrated when the Badgers crept back to within 7 at 77-70. Twice Windsor's Corey Boswell missed front ends of one-and-ones and twice Brock was unable to corrall the rebound, taking away any chances of a comeback. Windsor held Brock to 31% first-half shooting including 0-7 for the game for Badgers Mike Kemp. Both teams have qualified for first-round byes and will host OUA West semi-final playoff games next Wednesday night.

Laurier (9-13) 65 at Western (11-11) 85 The Mustangs did their part in vying for a first-round playoff home game by controlling the Golden Hawks, up by 11 at halftime as Brad Smith had 20, Jason Milliquet 18 and Andy Wedemire 13. Western will meet Guelph on Saturday however the site has not yet been determined.

UPEI 81 at UNB 69 The Varsity Reds were officially eliminated from the post-season as the Panthers rode 6'9" Doug McKinney's 26 points to victory. 6'5" Sherone Edwards had a solid 12 point/9 rebound/6 assist effort, offsetting 25 points from UNB's Oliver Glencross. UPEI solidified their hold on fourth place with one game to play and will likely meet St. Mary's in the first round of the AUS tournament.

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