Monday, 3 September 2007

Monday's Results CIS vs. NCAA

The CIS victory total this weekend grew to 6 after UBC's win over Boise State earlier today. After winning only 3 games last season, CIS teams have doubled their victory total with only a series of games between UC-Santa Barbara and Canada West teams Victoria, Simon Fraser and Trinity Western remaining. As well, several other games were extremely close, going into overtime or right down to the wire. CIS teams were 3-23 this season and sit at 6-42 this season. CIS wins include:

UBC 106, Boise State 86
Concordia 88, Illinois 82
Carleton 83, Alabama 72
Calgary 81, Weber State 74
Brock 81, North Florida 72
York over Morehead State


UBC 106, Boise State 86 The Thunderbirds earned the sixth victory of the weekend for CIS teams, double last year's total of 3, with a convincing victory over Boise. UBC Head Coach Kevin Hansen shook up his starting lineup by giving starts to two highly-touted freshmen, Graham Bath and Nathan Yu, and the combination helped propel the T-Birds to an early 5 point lead. UBC then broke open the game with a 10-0 run in just over two minutes that made it 40-25 midway through the second quarter and took a 48-35 lead into halftime. The T-Birds kept the pressure up, scoring 33 points in the third quarter and shooting 15-for-23 from beyond the arc (65.2 per cent) for the game to win going away. Chris Dyck had 25 for UBC while Matt Rachar added 21. Birds bounce Boise State plus today's Box Score

Illinois 107, McGill 103 DOUBLE OVERTIME Before a jam-packed house of 2,000 fans at McGill, the Redmen went cold in the second overtime to succumb to the Illini in what some described as the most exciting game in McGill basketball history. Down by 3 in the first overtime, McGill tied it with 1.6 seconds on an "and 1" putback by Michael White. After being down 11 at the half, McGill pecked away at Illinois lead and came all the way back in regulation on a late three by 6'4" Matt Thornhill (18 points). Sean Anthony led McGill with 20 while Mustafa El-Zanaty added 18 and freshman point guard Sam Goulet (Las Vegas, NV) did a stellar job against Illinois pressure and finished with 14 points. 6'1" combo guard Trent Meacham had 20 for Illinois while sharpshooting 6'5" wing Steve Holdren added 19. Illinois/McGill Box Score

Creighton 97, Calgary 78 Creighton finished off a perfect 5-0 weekend in Calgary with a victory this afternoon over the Dinos. Henry Bekkering had 24 points in the loss for Calgary. Creighton defeats Calgary plus the Box Score

Duquesne 107, Waterloo 80 The Warriors were able to get everything they wanted offensively but could not stop the longer, more athletic wings and bigs from Duquesne. The Warriors, who had 5 players in double figures, were down 58-41 at halftime and were led by 6'3" Cam McIntyre who had 24 points. Waterloo was within 18 points with 2 minutes remaining in their first game together, an encouraging effort for the Warriors. Here is a report written by Waterloo Assistant Coach Curtis Dauber: "For the first time in their history, the Waterloo Warriors played a game against an NCAA foe this Labour day weekend. While it was the first game of the year for the Warriors, their opponents the Dukes from Duquesne were onto their 4th, having beat U of T, Ryerson and Sheridan. The game started out as one might expect, with Duquesne opening up a 7-0 lead. However, once those early jitters went away, Waterloo settled down and took a 19-18 lead midway through the first quarter. Point guard Dave Burnett took his 3rd foul and was forced to the bench, and Duquesne went on an 18-4 run. Waterloo was able to score, shooting 50% in the first half and scoring 41 points - they just couldn't stop the Dukes who showed an impressive display of speed size and strength on their way to a 58-41 halftime lead. The two teams played evenly for much of the second half. 1st year Warrior Cam McIntyre was sensational in his debut with the Black and Gold scoring 21 points on 13 shots, including a few tear drops down the lane over the 2 6'10" players the Dukes employed for much of the game. 2nd year transfer Sinclair Brown, also making his debut with the Warriors was great scoring 10 points, to go with 8 rebounds and 3 assists. This revamped Waterloo roster had 7 players with 8 or more points and were extremely exciting to watching. Duquesne ended the game on a 12-3 run to bring the final score to 107-80. While a loss is never a good thing, it was certainly a promising start to the season. There is an air of excitement around the Warriors training camp that has been missing since they last went to Halifax 3 years ago." Report from Duquesne web site

Alabama 88, Ottawa 64 The Crimson Tide avenged last night's loss to Carleton by jumping out to a 22-9 lead led by 6'8" NBA prospect Richard Hendrix who dominated inside and on the "o" glass, scoring a game-high 26 points and adding 7 rebounds. The Gee-Gees stayed in the game until after halftime when they trailed 39-25. Both coaches then played the end of their benches in the second half at the end of a long, grueling weekend for both teams, rendering the second half as a glorified street ball game in front of a sparse crowd of 200. Josh Gibson-Bascombe led Ottawa with 12 points on 3-13 shooting plus 4 assists while David Labentowicz, Dax Dessureault and Jacob Gibson-Bascombe added 10 apiece for the Gee-Gees. Note the tribute Coach Mike Gottfried pays to the level of coaching his team faced this weekend Alabama Trip Report from

Morehead State 63, Guelph 56 In by far the Gryphs most solid defensive effort of the weekend, the score was tied at 48 midway through the second half and, after the Eagles took a six point lead, Guelph had the ball down 3 with just over 2 minutes to play but missed a lay-up and Morehead State held on for the victory. Guelph, which stayed in the game using primarily all freshmen for much of the game, lost 6'4" wing Jay Mott to a suspected patella or MCL knee injury; he will be examined later this week to determine the extent of the injury. Mott joined J.R. Bailey, Nick Pankerichan, Jonathan Moscatelli and Luke Nevar on the injured list for Guelph. 6'7" Duncan Milne led Guelph with 22 points. Report from Morehead State web site

LSU 82, Toronto 55 The injury-plagued Blues played a tight zone defense and stayed in the game, scoring the first 8 points of the second half to come to within 6 in the second half. With the score 58-49 for the Tigers early in the 4th quarter, LSU went on a 24-6 run to end the game against a valiant Blues side. Emerging 6'3" wing Rob Paris had 22 points for the Varsity Blues and Toronto played without 6'7" Nick Snow out 4-6 weeks with an ankle injury sustained yesterday. 6'5" Amad Nazmi, who played with 10 stiches in his head, was a one man band inside for Toronto with 15 points. Toronto had a difficult time keeping LSU off the offensive glass and got a number of outstanding looks themselves to stay in the game. The Blues were also without 6'4" Mo Safarzadeh for the weekend who is completing summer academic obligations and should be ready for the pre and regular season. Tigers Complete Sweep of Canadian Tour plus today's game Box Score

Texas A&M/Corpus Christi 106, Brock 90 The Badgers hung around a legitimate NCAA tournament team filled with size, quality and depth but the Islanders length (two 7 footers and one 6'11" player) and strength took over in the end in a game played at Welland Notre Dame H.S. this morning. The Badgers, down 57-40 at halftime, crawled back to within 10 in the second half, getting 30 points and 10 assists from 5'10" All-Canadian Brad Rootes including 5-11 from 3. Rootes was able to handle the Islanders constant full-court pressure in the smaller gym as Brock had only 13 turnovers total. 6'3" Mike Kemp added 28 points on 6-11 3 point shooting as the Badgers were 16 for 37 from 3 point land as a team. 6'7" Owen White battled valiantly against the huge Texas A&M/C-C front line and came away with 11 points. Perry Clark's Islanders, which went 12 for 23 from 3 as a group, had 6 players in double figures led by 6'2" guard Kevin Perkins who had 15. Game Report from Texas A&M Corpus-Christi web site The Islanders won all 3 of their games in Canada this weekend including wins against the Royal Military Select team and the Southern Ontario All-Stars who featured players such as 6'9" Will Njoku, 6'5" Kyle Julius, 6'2" Ryan Serravalle and 6'9" Kevin Steinstra.

UCFV Results from yesterday and this morning:

Sunday morning: Boise State 106, Fraser Valley 65 6 players from Boise scored double figures. Boise shot 60% (15/25) from 3 point land. UCFV shot 37% for the game and wer led by Anthony Lau with 13, Lee Jackson with 11 and Ravi Athwell with 10.

Sunday afternoon: Idaho 74, Fraser Valley 71 Playing their third game in 24 hours, the University College of the Fraser Valley Cascades let a 17 point half time lead (47-30) slip away in the final minute to lose against Idaho 74-71. A three point opportunity with .6 seconds remaining (reminiscent of Brandon - Carleton CIS final) rimmed out. UCFV, which led by 14 after three quarters in the game played using FIBA rules, was led by Lee Jackson with 23 points. Idaho's Jordon Brooks also had 23 points. Cascades Anthony Lao had 14 points.

Monday morning: Air Force 69, Fraser Valley 35 No further details available.

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