Monday, 29 October 2007

Carleton Loses at Louisville; More from the weekend

LOUISVILLE 82, CARLETON 49 The Cardinals held Carleton scoreless for the first 5 1/2 minutes of the second half and to only 31% shooting for the game (incluidng 3-21 14% from downtown) as 6'9" sophomore Derrick Caracter led the way with 21 points and 10 rebounds (including 5 "o" boards) while 6'9" senior forward David Padgett added 18 points/13 rebounds (including 4 "o" boards) to lead Louisville to the romp. The Cardinals made their first 5 three-pointers of the game to pull out to early leads as large as 11 but a 9-3 Ravens run got the game back to 27-22 with 6 1/2 minutes left in the first half (teams played NCAA rules). From there, Carleton scored only 9 points in the next 12+ minutes of play bridging the first and second half as the athletic Cardinals dug in defensively. Louisville finished the half on a 17-7 run to lead by 15, primarily on the strength of second chances (14 offensive rebounds in the first half for the Cards). The Cards then scored the first 7 points of the second half before 6'5" Daron Leonard nailed a jumper for Carleton's first points of the second half with 5 1/2 minutes gone. At that point in the game, Carleton was 1-11 from downtown and was shooting only 28%. Carleton went on a mini 5-0 run culminated by a three pointer by 6'3" Elliot Thompson after which Cards coach Rick Pitino took a 30 second timeout. Louisville then iced the game with a 10-2 run to lead 63-38 with 7 1/2 minutes remaining. 6'8" Aaron Doornekamp led Carleton with 11 points but went only 1-8 from the floor and 0-4 from three point land while Thompson added 8 points including 2-5 3's, both late in the game. Carleton's 6'4" guard Ryan Bell struggled, scoring only 2 points on 1-7 shooting including 0-5 on 3's and turned the ball over 6 times in 29 minutes. Carleton faces the Providence Friars, another Big East team on Friday night in Providence, Rhode Island.

Some notes from Louisville on tonight's game NBA Scouts at Louisville/Carleton game also Canadian Champs are Cards first test and another Cards face Carleton in opener

Here are the Lethbridge tournament all-stars and final standings:

Kyle Grant, guard; University of Saskatchewan
Boris Bakovic, post; Ryerson Univeristy
Richard Steed, pt guard; University of Lethbridge
Ryan Anderson, post; University of Lethbridge
Chase Sukut, guard; Rocky Mountain College
MVP Elijah Swann, guard; Rocky Mountain College

Rocky Mountain College 3-0; University of Lethbridge 1-2; University of Saskatchewan 1-2; Ryerson University 1-2.

Thanks to Peter Campbell for sending along the tournament all-stars at the Hawk Challenge at Laurier. The Golden Hawks chose a novel concept, naming one All-Star per team as follows: Windsor's 6'8" Greg Surmacz was named tournament MVP while 6'5" Eric Breland from Cape Breton, 6'1" Junior Nicolas from Bishop's and 6'5" freshman Kale Harrison from Laurier were named tournament all stars.

Here is a Waterloo Warriors weekend update from Curtis Dauber, Warriors Assistant Coach; many thanks to Curtis for passing this along The Waterloo Men's basketball team went 1-2 and ended up in a 3 way tie for second place at the University of Alberta Tournament this weekend in Edmonton. In the first game Waterloo was at a distinct disadvantage having hoped on a plane at 9am, flown 4 hours then played against the hosts in their home opener a few hours later. The fatigue showed as Alberta jumped out to a 20 point lead at halftime. The lead went to as many as 30 points before the young Warriors battled back to get within 9 points at the start of the 4th. A 7-14 effort from the foul line didn't help Waterloo's cause, and Andrew Parker from Alberta, one of the most athletic players in the country hitting his first 7 3 pointers didn't help either. Waterloo was on the losing end of an 89-68 score. Freshman Cam Mcintyre led the team with 18 points, and Alan Goodhoofd scored 10 and grabbed 7 rebounds in the losing cause. Game 2 of the tournament cam against the perenial powers from Ottawa, the Ottawa Gee-gees. Hot shooting and some great team play highlighted Waterloo's highest scoring output in a few years. 6 players ended up in double figures led by Dan White's 21 point 11 rebound effort. 4 man Ben Frisby came into his own, showing his great all round game by scoring 15 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Great to see point guard Dave Burnett brake out of a slump with 14 points and 9 assists. Waterloo didn't take their first lead until there were 2 minutes remaining in the game, at 82-80, and ended up hanging on for a 99-91 victory in Overtime. Most impressive was the leadership of the only 4th year player on the team, Co-captain Dan White who first hit 2 three's to get the game close, then hit a pull up 2 to take the lead, and a ridiculous falling out of bounds, no look 3 from the corner with 2 Gee-Gee's draped all over him as the shot clock expired. In the last game of the tournament Waterloo faced the York Lions, a team that has traditionally given Waterloo problems with their size. Yorks big man Matt Terejko had the game of his life, scoring 26 points on 12-15 shooting. In a bizarre game, York shot 28 free throws, to just 8 by Waterloo. At one point in the first half, Waterloo was given technicals, first for slapping the ground (after getting knocked to it) then for looking up at the ceiling after a bad call. By the time the dust had settled York was leading by 13 at half. Things continued to look bad for the Warriors as first Ben Frisby went down 4 minutes into the game after coming down on a York players ankle - he did not return. His replacement, Alan Goodhoofd left the game for good after an elbow to the teeth left him in a lot of pain - as well as somehow receiving another foul on the play. The depth of the Warriors showed as 3rd year big man Matt Hayes showed off his tenacious attitude in grabbing 12 boards in only 22 minutes. Waterloo went on a run and it was a 4 point game with 3 minutes to go. However, the Warriors dug themselves into too big of a hole, and ended up losing 88-80. Cam Mcintyre again led the team in scoring, with 21 points, and is starting to assert himself as one of the leaders for OUA West rookie of the year. Next up for Waterloo is a trip to New York next weekend, and the following weekend a trip to Toronto for the start of league play.

Gudgeon named Canada West Player-of-the-Week... from Mike Tucker, UVic Sports Info; University of Victoria Vikes Athletics; VICTORIA - Mitch Gudgeon, a fourth-year forward of the University of Victoria men's basketball team, has been named Canada West Athlete of the Week, for the week ending Sunday, October 28.

Mitch Gudegon delivered the Vikes a pair of victories in the opening weekend of Canada West basketball. Gudgeon's weekend began with a career-best 34 points, including 14 in the final frame, to lead the Vikes past Simon Fraser 79-66. The Oak Bay High graduate followed that up with 15 points over TWU, in the Vikes 71-56 win.

Gudgeon's 34-point performance was the highest single-game total by a Vikes player since 2002. Gudgeon missed just three shots all game, shooting 14-for-17, and followed that up with a 5-for-7 performance in Saturday's win. His 15 points against TWU led Vikes' starters, and Gudgeon also hauled in six boards.
With the Vikes' top-five leading scorers gone from last season, Gudgeon has been leaned on to fill a considerable scoring void. Entering 2006-07 Gudgeon had a three-year career average of 5.8 points. This season the Education major has led the Vikes in scoring half of their games, and is averaging 14.0 points.

Next up for Gudgeon and the Vikes is a road series to Calgary and Lethbridge. The Vikes play the Dinos on November 2, followed by a game against the Pronghorns on November 3. Both games tip-off at 7 p.m. PST.

Some corrections; thanks to a note from Tony Petrella who has informed that Guelph's freshman point guard Mike Patrella actually goes by Michael - thanks for the note. Also, in several spots we originally identified Alberta's fifth-year sensation Andrew Parker as Stephen, who of course graduated in 2002 after leading the Bears to their third CIS championship. We regret the oversight.

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