Sunday, 2 September 2007

Sunday Afternoon's Results CIS vs. NCAA

Here is a link to the Alabama web site with a preview of tonight's 'Bama at Carleton game plus a recap of the Tides' victory last night over the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees Alabama Canada Trip Report/Sunday

Oklahoma 86, Simon Fraser 57 The Sooners broke open a nine point game by outscoring SFU 52-32 in the second half, putting on a dominating performance inside led by 6'9" McDonald's High School All-American Blake Griffin who had 16 points/11 rebounds and 4 assists in 23 minutes. The Clan could not overcome giving up 34 points in the paint, 24 turnovers and 35% shooting. Down only 34-25 at halftime, Simon Fraser watched the Sooners extend their lead to high double digits early in the third quarter and then to over 20 by early in the fourth. 6'7" 240 pound post Greg Wallace led Simon Fraser with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Oklahoma meets Trinity Western tonight at 9 PM Pacific time.

Concordia 86, Illinois 82 In a very physical, athletic game, the Stingers produced the third win of the weekend for a CIS team with a comfortable victory over the Illini in front of an overflow crowd in Montreal. Concordia extended a one-point halftime lead to 15 with 5 minutes remaining in the game and led by 11 with under 2 minutes to go before Illinois brought the game back to 4. The Stingers did not back down physically and the scrappy game produced Big 10-like intensity as well as a pair of lasting souveniers for 2 Stingers as 6'8" Jamal Gallier and 6'2" Andre Johnny both sustained open cuts that required stiches. Gallier's defensive performance on Illinois 6'10" Shaun Pruitt set the tone for Concordia while the Buckley brothers 6'3" Dwayne Buckley (28 points) and 6'2" Damian Buckley (24 points) took care of the offense. The game was extremely well played as, despite both teams pressing the entire game, the match produced only 26 turnovers (14 by Concordia). Stingers coach John Dore was proud of his team "we competed hard today and were not intimidated by Illinois. With so many of our kids having played against U.S. competition in the past, we had no problem matching their intensity from the beginning." Pruitt led Illinois with 16 points and 8 boards while point guard Chester Frazier had 11 on 4-11 shooting. Illini sharpshooter Steve Holdren returned to the Illinois lineup after injuring his ankle on Friday against Carleton and had 9 points on 3-6 shooting from beyond the arc. Illinois, which trailed 40-39 at the half, will meet McGill tomorrow afternoon in their final game of their Canadian tour.

Brock 81, North Florida 72 The Badgers gave the CIS their second victory of the weekend with a solid victory in which they never trailed after the opening segment of the game. Leading by 12 at halftime, the Badgers saw North Florida come back to within 2 with 9 minutes remaining but then 5'10" Brad Rootes took over the game and the lead quickly grew to 15 points. Despite the victory, Brock missed a number of wide open looks and went only 22-37 from the free throw line. 6'7" Owen White had 24 points and 8 rebounds to lead the Badgers while 6'3" Mike Kemp went for 15 despite going 0-7 from downtown. Rootes had a solid 19 point/10 rebound/4 assist afternoon while Scott Murray added 9. Brock played a very strong first half with only 2 turnovers and built a 44-32 lead. Justin Cecil led North Florida with 16 points Brock/North Florida stats Here is an excerpt from the North Florida Osprey web site about this afternoon's game; note the complement paid to Brock:
"Nice comeback by the Ospreys here ... they trail 55-52 with 10:50 to play, but things were UGLY early. Execution was poor, shots weren't falling, and Brock really was playing well. They are pretty good club that is well-coached... and two kids on the team are sons of the coaches, so they are VERY fundamental. They would be among the best in the A-Sun for sure. That being said, the Ospreys have battled and worked hard to get back into the game. A few silly mistakes, and freshman errors (some by our returning guys). The officiating? Well, I better not go there Complete UNF Ospreys Canadian Tour Diary

LSU 101, York 67 The Tigers easy handled the Lions, one night after York's Tut Ruach knocked in a jumper with under 3 seconds left to defeat Morehead State. LSU quickly establish a double digit lead and then rolled to the win as Ruach again led York with 16 while veteran post Matt Terejko added 13 and sophomore Jason Hoult scored 10. LSU completes their swing through Canada with a game tomorrow morning at U of T LSU over York

Creighton 88 Lethbridge 49 Creighton had a comfortable win over the Horns as Richard Steed led Lethbridge with 15 while freshman Quinn Van Galen added 13 points off the bench. Lethbridge is working 12 new players into the lineup and Head Coach Mike Connolly was optimistic after his troops were able to outscore the BlueJays in the third quarter. "We're already seeing huge improvement even from possession to possession as our guys learn our systems and learn to play together." The Horns also took care of the ball much better, one night after surrendering 37 turnovers to Weber State.

Virginia Tech 79, Windsor 52 The Hokies completed a three-game sweep of OUA West opponent at the St. Denis Center with a comfortable win over Windsor for the second straight game. Kevin Kloostra and Ryan Steer had 12 points apiece for Windsor while Virginia Tech's dynamic guard Deron Washington had 18 points 6 rebounds while Malcolm Delany added 15 points for the Hokies, projected to be a top team in the ACC this coming season.

Villanova 73, Queen's 43 The Gaels had their difficulties with a terrible start as they fell behind 21-2 and 35-5, misfiring from the perimeter to the tune of 9 for 39 from downtown for the game as the Wildcats cruised. Freshman Jon Ogden from Belleville led Queen's with 21 while Corey Stokes led Villanova, which led 44-16 at the half, with 17. Villanova faces the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees tonight at 7 PM. Here is an update from Queen's sports information Men's Basketball Loses 73-43 To Villanova Ottawa, Ont. (September 2, 2007) - The Queen's Golden Gaels men's basketball team played an NCAA opponent for the second straight year and this time their opponent showed no mercy as the Villanova Wildcats from the Big East Conference won 73-43 in a game played at Carleton's Raven's Nest. The Wildcats who are scheduled to play the Ottawa Gee Gees later today took control right from the start racing out to a 23-2 lead and a 41-16 halftime advantage. Queen's who is known for their perimeter game shot horribly in the first 20 minutes making just five of their 33 shots and shot only 25% from the field for the game. While Gaels Assistant Coach Duncan Cowan said the veterans struggled he was impressed by the play of newcomers Tim Boyle and Jon Ogden. Ogden led all scorers with 21 points, added seven rebounds and three blocked shots, he was also five for nine from three point land. Boyle was "our best defender and provided a spark with several steals and nice passing for easy baskets" added Coach Cowan. For Villanova, Corey Stokes scored 17, Malcolm Grant added 14 and Casiem Drummond had a double double with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Queen's next action is Saturday September 22 when they host Algoma College at 8pm in the Bartlett Gym.

Liberty 85, Guelph 56 The Flames jumped out to leads of 16-2 and 30-9 in a dominating performance from start to finish. Anthony Smith led Liberty with 22 points on 9-14 shooting while Alex McLean had 15. A three by Smith followed by a dunk from McLean gave the Flames their largest lead of the half and they went into the locker room up 49-22. Liberty then took leads as large as 31 points at 74-43 with 5 minutes remaining in the game. Jay Mott led Guelph, which played 14 players but were without regulars Nick Pankerichan, J.R. Bailey, Jonathan Moscatelli and Luke Nevar, with 15 points. The Gryphs meet Oral Roberts tonight at 7 PM Guelph Liberty Box Score

Duquesne 107, Ryerson 84 The Rams stayed with the Dukes for much of the game, trailing only 48-41 at halftime, but turned the ball over 35 times and gave in to fatigue late. 6'2" Brandon Krupa, playing on an injured ankle that ultimately took him to the bench, went 8-9 including a perfect 3 for 3 from downtown for a game-high 27 points for Ryerson but the Dukes prevailed, outscoring Ryerson 59-43 after the intermission, despite going only 3 for 25 from downtown. Ryerson, which went 5 for 10 from 3 point land, got 14 points/11 rebounds from 6'7" Boris Bakovic while 6'10" Joey Imbrogno had 14 points, 8 rebounds. Here is a game report from the Duquesne web site Dukes web site game report plus a Dukes Rams Box Score

As well, here is a game report from yesterday's U of T/Duquesne game (the Blues played about 2 hours after an overtime thriller against Oral Roberts while Duquesne was playing their first game of the day) plus the U of T, Duquesne Box Score

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