Monday, 15 October 2007

Articles from the Weekend; More Stars who went off

Halifax Daily News has a recap of the weekend including a piece on Acadia Captures Stu Aberdeen Title also a note from the Halifax Chronicle-Herald

Wayne Kondro's article in the Ottawa Citizen recaping the final day of play at the House-Laughton Invitational won for the seventh consecutive season by #1 Carleton Ravens Ravens showcase deep bench

Christine Rivet from the Waterloo Record recaps this past weekend's 40th Naismith Tournament Warriors winless at Naismith

Halifax Rainmen update from Chris Kallan of the Halifax Daily News Rainmen should rev up promo machine This article also mentions that a rival league team from Rochester selected McMaster's All-Canadian guard Martin Ajayi.

Brandon tournament recaps from Saskatoon Star-Phoenix and Thunder Bay's Source which pays tribute to Kiraan Posey who broke the Lakehead mark for most points in a game with 47 against Saskatchewan this past weekend, breaking a 25+ year old record previously held by the legendary Dave Zanatta.

An article about Igor and Boris Bakovic, the brother combination on the Ryerson Rams Bakovic brothers shake off rivalry

Sudbury Star's article on Laurentian's tight loss to Laurier over the weekend from the Sudbury Star

A note on Guelph's 6'3" freshman Nick Walters, a three-sport athlete who has impressed in the early season with the Gryphs as he did some good things off the bench for Guelph this weekend in Ottawa Walters earns scholarship also another note from the Mississauga News . Speaking of the Gryphs, coach Chris O'Rourke may have found a diamond-in-the-rough in scrappy 5'11" point guard Mike Patrella from Brantford, ON St. John's. Patrella has stepped into the starting lineup and allowed 6'3" Nick Pankerichan to look for his offense a little more. Patrella appears mentally-tough, has no problem sticking his nose in to rebound or drive the lane and can knock down open shots. He has much poise for a freshman and, if this weekend was any indication, should have a solid career in Guelph.

Neate Sager from "Out of Left Field" and "The CIS blog" has his always-insightful thoughts on what could be a growing trend in CIS basketball this coming season, 100 point games Hoops Clamoring to join century club

It appears that 6'9" Theo Davis, who was one of Canada's top players at this summer's FISU World Student Games in Thailand, has been reinstated to play for the Gonzaga Zags this coming season Davis Reinstated

FINALLY... "MORE" GUYS WHO WENT OFF this past weekend... Thanks to several emailers who reminded me that I had missed a few obvious weekend stars who had tremendous performances worthy of mention including Toronto Varsity Blues emerging wing Rob Paris, who scorched Calgary Dinos in the championship game of the 40th Naismith tournament with 34 points, leading the Blues to the victory. Paris, who has quickly emerged as a fine offensive threat for the Blues after struggling through injuries for the first part of his career, was named tournament MVP for his exploits. A native of St. Catharines, ON who played his high school basketball for the renowned Governor Simcoe Redcoats program for legendary coach Pat "Woody" Woodburn, Paris was Coach Mike Katz's first-ever recruit at U of T and came alive over the Labour Day weekend with a solid shooting effort and appears to have become the "go-to" guy offensively on the wing in Coach Katz's system of intricate offensive sets that can get shooters free... Calgary's 6'8" Henry Bekkering averaged 23 points per game over the weekend including a high of 27 in the championship game loss against U of T, prompting one observer to comment that Bekkering could be one of the talented big men in the entire country... 6'2" fifth-year point guard Yul Michel powered #2 Brandon Bobcats to their Super 8 tournament championship with 26 points and 9 assists in the championship game against Canada West rival Saskatchewan, which received a solid tournament from their 6'8" center Andrew Spagrud who averaged 23.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game for the tournament. Spagrud also showed that his post game continues to mature as he dished out 8 assists against Lakehead in the second round, showing his passing skills and instincts on beating double teams continues to evolve. 6'3" Dany Charlery, while finishing with only 10 points against Saskatchewan, was stellar in the Bobcats first two games, going 19 for 29 from the floor, an amazing 10 of 12 from downtown, and scoring 15 fourth-quarter points as the 'Cats came back to defeat Simon Fraser in the second round on Friday night.

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