Friday, 19 October 2007

Friday's CIS Games: 19 Oct 07

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Friday's Results

Alberta (1-0) 60, Victoria (1-3) 52 (Guy Vetrie Memorial UVic tournament) Courtesy of Mike Tucker UVic SID.... The Alberta Golden Bears controlled the game from tip to finish as the venerable Don Horwood coached his squad to a 60-52 victory over the University of Victoria Vikes at the Guy Vetrie Memorial Tournament. Minus a 30-second blip near the draw of the first half, Alberta never trailed and out-shot the Vikes 48.9 percent to 34.5 percent. The Vikes made just eight field goals in the second half, and connected on only one three-pointer in 18 attempts. The Vikes tied the game on seven instances, but with one exception, Alberta was able to stave off the Vikes every time. UVic forward Tyler Hass (4th, Victoria, BC) did his best to bring the Vikes back into contention, spearheading a 7-1 run in the fourth. With the Vikes behind by 10, and just four minutes remaining, Hass converted a steal into an easy lay-up then scored inside to make it a one-possession game. Unfortunately, that was the final points the Vikes would score, and Hass finished with a game high 16 points on 8-for-10 shooting. Alberta was led by Canada West All-star Alex Steele's 12 points. Harvey Badford and Justin VanLoo netted 11 and 10 points, respectively. It was Badford's bucket in the final minutes that dashed the Vikes run and built a five-point Alberta lead. The Golden Bears' largest lead of the game was 11 points, coming in the fourth quarter.

Calgary (2-1) 73, Montana Tech 67 (exhibition) Henry Bekkering had 23 points while brother Ross Bekkering added 16 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Dinos in Montana. Calgary/Montana Tech Box Score

#1 Carleton (4-0) 64, #2 Brandon (3-1) 63 (Guy Vetrie Memorial UVic Tourney) Trailing virtually the entire way, 6'2" Stu Turnbull propelled #1 Ravens with 7 consecutive fourth quarter points and later 6'7" Aaron Doornekamp knocked home a long three from the baseline to give Carleton a 63-58 lead with 36 seconds remaining and some breathing room for a tight win over the Bobcats. Carleton led relatively comfortably in the final minute but proceeded to miss 5 consecutive free throws in the final 20 seconds, giving Brandon a chance at a desperation 3 at the buzzer which fell short. Both teams shot sluggishly in a defensive struggle typical of an early season affair... More on the game from Mike Tucker, UVic Sports Information... It may be a new season, but it was the same fate for the Brandon Bobcats. The five-time defending National champion Carleton Ravens squeaked out 64-63 in the rematch of last year's CIS final. The Ravens needed 31 minutes to capture their first lead of the game, coming on a 19-4 run that spanned the end of the third and start of the fourth quarter. Brandon did their best to recapture the lead, only to be painfully reminded that Dave Smart's Ravens don't give up leads down the stretch. Brandon returnee Nick Quick tied the game at 58-58 with just over two and a half minutes to play, but Stuart Turnbull scored four of six unanswered Carleton points to put the Bobcats plans for revenge on ice. Turnbull finished with a Carleton high of 17 points. Brandon's Yul Michel led all scorers with 23 points, while teammates Adam Hartman and Quick provided 18 and 15, respectively. Brandon's largest lead of the game was 13 points, coming at the seven-minute mark of the first half.

St. Francis Xavier (1-2) 67 at Ottawa (1-0) 93 (Jack Donohue Memorial Tournament at uOttawa) Recovering from an early 18 point deficit, the Gee-Gees held X to only 27 second-half points including only 7 in the fourth quarter to win going away. The X-Men brought tremendous energy off the opening tip, running at every occasion and were scorching hot from behind the arc, making their first 5 threes to lead 28-10. But a defensive adjustment and a series of favorable calls got Ottawa back on track, led by 6'4" Josh Gibson-Bascombe, 6'3" Sean Peter and 6'3" Donnie Gibson, allowing Ottawa to close the first half on an 11-0 run to lead 42-40 by halftime. The Gee-Gees then began to force turnovers (28 X turnovers on the night), leading to easy scores and open 3's as Ottawa led by 13 after three quarters. Ottawa then pulled away early in the fourth quarter, holding X without a point for about 6 minutes to lead by 27 at 90-63 with just over a minute to play. Key in the second half surge was 6'9" Dax Dessureault, who ended up with 22 points (most after the intermission) and 7 rebounds. Josh Gibson-Bascombe flirted with a triple/double with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 7 steals while brother Jacob came off the bench to ignite the offense from the point, finishing with 7 points. Gibson with 11 and Peter with 10 were other Ottawa players in double figures. Tyler Richards led X with 16 points but had 7 turnovers while 6'7" Islam Toledo had 13 points/7 rebounds including a pair of high-flying dunks early when X got their running game going; the second dunk was a spectacular reverse off a screen and roll with Christian "T-Bear" Upshaw. 5'10" Will Silver had a solid game running the point off the bench for X with 11 points. Long-time X head coach Steve Konchalski was not with the team for only the second time in his career as he was being inducted into the Nova Scotia Hall-of-Fame this evening in Halifax and will rejoin the X-Men in time for their game tomorrow against Brock. Doc Ryan took the coaching reigns in Coach K's absence. Ottawa finished 12 for 21 from beyond the arc n a gme in which the teams combined for 47 turnovers. Ottawa meets Laval tomorrow night.

McMaster (2-2) 78, Winnipeg (2-1) 77 (Exhibition) Freshman Tyrell Vernon made one of two free throws with just 2 seconds remaining to lift Mac to a one-point win over the Wesmen. Mac led by 3 when Winnipeg's Nick Lother (game-high 21 points) was fouled while attempting a three with only 7 seconds remaining and Lother made no mistake on all 3, tying the game. Aminu Bello led the Marauders with 14 points while Mouctar Diaby added 14 and Jason Scully 10. 6'9" sophomore Geoff McLaughlin added 9 points and 7 rebounds for Mac. Dan Shynkaryk had 18 points and 7 rebounds for Winnipeg, which played without All-Canadian candidate Erfan Nasajpour this evening.

#9 Saskatchewan (4-1) 70, Regina (1-1) 67 ( Shootout) Playing without 6'8" star forward Andrew Spagrud, the Huskies had leads as large as 18 points early in the third quarter and then held on to defeat the Cougars. Kyel Grant led the Huskies with 24 points. Saskatchewan will look to win their first Shootout since 2004 tomorrow with a win against Lakehead. Sask/Regina Box Score

Manitoba (1-2) 72, UNB (1-2) 62 (Eric Garland UNB Tourney)

Lakehead (2-3) 78, Memorial (1-4) 66 ( Shootout at Sask.) The Thunderwolves led by as many as 19 in the fourth quarter and were led by 6'4" Kiraan Posey's 20 points/10 rebounds and Warren Thomas with a game-high 23 points Lakehead/MUN Box Score

Western (0-1) 70 vs. #10 SMU (3-1) 71 (Eric Garland UNB Tourney) The Mustangs blew a 15 point fourth quarter lead by going 1-10 from the free throw line down the stretch while SMU went 11-12 from the stripe. SMU won the game at the buzzer, giving them their first lead since early in the game. 6'5" lefty forward Brad Smith led all scorers with 30 points and added 15 rebounds for Western while 6'2" Matt Curtis added 16. 6'3" Mark McLaughlin went 9-10 from the line to finish with 14 points to lead the Huskies while 6'1" Shane Morrison added 11. The Huskies will meet Manitoba in one of two championship semi-finals tomorrow while Western faces the host UNB Varsity Reds in the consolation round.

#6 UBC (1-0) 85, Toronto (3-2) 74 (Exhibition) The T-Birds rallied from deficits as large as 15 in the first half behind a 28 point/8 rebound effort from 6'3" Chris Dyck, who went 5 for 11 from 3. 6'2" guard Alex Murphy added 18 points for UBC who finally took the lead late in the third quarter and clamped down defensively in the second half, holding the Blues to only 28 points after the intermission. 6'3" Paul Sergautis led the Blues with 17 points while Rob Paris added 15 and Nick Snow 13.

Laval (2-2) 77, Brock (2-2) 74 (Jack Donohue Memorial Tournament at uOttawa) Les Rouge et Or shot a blistering 12 for 20 from behind the arc but had to hold off a strong comeback attempt by the Badgers, who played the second half without All-Canadian Brad Rootes, who has an ankle injury and is doubtful for the remainder of the weekend, yet still came within a desperation three by 6'0" Scott Murray that was halfway down but then came out at the buzzer to stealing the game. After taking a one point lead into halftime, Laval exploded out of the gate in the second half, continually beating the Badgers down the floor in transition and jumped out to a 12 point lead. Brock fell back into a zone for much of the remainder of the game and crept back into it on the fine play of Murray, 6'2" Rohan Steen and 6'7" Dusty Bianchin. When 6'3" J.F. Beaulieu (game-high 21 points on 5-8 3's) knocked down a clutch three off a draw and kick with under a minute remaining to put Laval up 78-71, many felt the game was over. But Murray dropped his nth 3 of the game and then 6'2" Mike Kemp picked Laval freshman guard Xavier Barbeau to bring the Badgers back to within 2 at 78-76. Brock quickly fouled 6'4" Jerome Turcotte (16 points on 3-4 3's and 11 rebounds), who made one-of-two with about 11 seconds remaining and the Badgers had 3 difficult looks at tying the game culminating in Murray's 28 foot heave from the left wing which came off. Brock had defeated Laval at UPEI last weekend. Laval's Big 3 of Beaulieu, Turcotte and 6'7" J.P. Morin (12 points, 7 rebounds) were effective but 6'5" Francois-Olivier Gagnon-Hebert was a load inside, doing a great job sealing and using crafty shots to get free for 14 points on 6-10 shooting. Gagnon-Hebert is a hard-working post who runs the floor well, has good hands and can finish. Murray led Brock with 19 points on 6-12 from 3 and added 6 assists, doing much of the ball handling in Rootes' absence. Bianchin went a perfect 8 for 8 from the floor, including several long jumpers, to finish with 16 points and grabbed 8 rebounds while Steen had 15 points, 4 rebounds. Brock faces St. FX tomorrow evening at 6 PM while Les Rouge et Or meet the host Gee-Gees tomorrow in the night cap.

#3 Acadia (4-0) 86, RMC (0-2) 47 (Eric Garland UNB Tourney) 6'5" MUN transfer Leonil Santil led the way with 21 points in the Axemen's easy first round victory at the UNB tournament. Acadia will now face Bishop's tomorrow afternoon in the semi-finals.

Bishop’s (2-2) 82, UPEI (0-4) 62 (Eric Garland UNB Tourney) The Gaiters recovered from a 7-0 deficit and clamped down defensively to even their pre-season record. Bishop's handled UPEI's zone and were again led by 6'1" Junior Nicolas who had 18 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals but more importantly held Panthers sharpshooter Brent Mclaren to 9 shots and 10 points in 31 minutes. The Gaiters also got nice efforts from Damon Thomas Anderson 13 pts 2 rebs, Hermon Tesfaghebriel 12 pts 6 rebs in 27 min and New Brunswick native point guard Andy Wright who in 35 minutes had 9 points, 8 assists and 2 steals. Wright was a ball boy for the Varsity Reds growing up and made a triumphant return to the Aiken Center. Gaiters Doug McCooeye managed 9 pts 3 rebs while nursing a groin injury. Bishop's meets #3 Acadia in one of 2 championship round semi-finals at 2 PM Eastern time tomorrow.

#8 McGill (4-0) 82, St. Lawrence College 60 (Exhibition)
6'4" Sean Anthony had 18 to lead the Redmen who pulled away after the Vikings, a small, quick group, got back to within 6 midway through the second half. McGill had led by 11 at 42-31 at halftime. Moustafa El-Zanaty added 14 while hometown Kingston native Paul Herra added 13 for McGill, which meets the Queen's Golden Gaels tomorrow afternoon at 4 PM at Bartlett Gym.

#4 Windsor (2-1) 100, Lambton College 41 (Earl Grant Memorial Game) Chatham, ON The Lancers dominated from start to finish, rotating the entire 15 man roster for 40 minutes. Up 52-23 at halftime, Windsor held their opponents to just 18 points in the second half to win convincingly.

CIS Schedule for Friday, Oct. 19th
All Games Eastern time

7 PM Dalhousie (3-1) at Ryerson (0-3) (Exhibition)

10 PM Columbia Bible College at Fraser Valley (0-0) (Exhibition)
10 PM Lethbridge (0-1) at Carroll College (Exhibition)

Howard Tsumura, who does a fine job on Simon Fraser web broadcasts and generally does a stellar job reporting on CIS sports in and around Vancouver, has a look at this weekend's Guy Vetrie Memorial tournament in an article from the Vancouver Province Vikes host hoops powers in tourney that will shape national rankings Ron Ruach from the Victoria Times-Colonist has a nice piece on Carleton Head Coach Dave Smart in this morning's newspaper Ravens simply out-Smart opposition

Gordie Sutherland reports on Acadia's appeal in this morning's Halifax Chronicle-Herald Axemen lose appeal

Dustin Munroe's article in The Star-Phoenix (Saskatoon) on the action last night at the Shootout Huskies roll to easy win in pre-season tournament

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