Friday, 26 October 2007

Friday's CIS Schedule / Results

Victoria (1-0 Canada West, 2-5 overall vs. CIS) 79, Simon Fraser (0-1 Canada West, 1-3 overall vs. CIS) 66 6'7" Mitch Gudgeon had a career-high 34 points on 14-17 shooting, part of a 52.7% effort overall by the Vikes as UVic won their season opener at home in front of 1,003 fans on the Ken Shields Floor at MacKinnon Gymnasium. Newcomer Brandon Dunlop added 21 for Victoria which broke open a tight 3 point game at the half by outscoring the Clan 46-36 in the second half. 6'8" Greg Wallis led Simon Fraser with 18 points and 9 rebounds. Simon Fraser meets UBC this evening at home while Victoria hosts Trinity Western Here is a comprehensive game report from Mike Tucker of UVic Sports Information Gudgeon leads way in Vikes win also click here for Victoria/Simon Fraser Box Score

Fraser Valley (1-0 Canada West, 2-2 vs. CIS) 88, Thompson Rivers (0-1 Canada West, 1-1 vs. CIS) 85 Box Score

CIS Pre-Season Tournament and Exhibition Games for Fri., Oct. 26

Alberta (4-1) 93, York (0-6) 72 (Golden Bear Invitational at Alberta)

Mayville State (NAIA) 108, Lakehead 93 (Mayville State Invitational) Courtesy of Mike Aylward Lakehead Sports Info... The Lakehead Thunderwolves opened their North Dakota trip with a high scoring 104-93 loss against Mayville State Friday night at the Mayville State Classic Tourney. 6'4" Kiraan Posey had 34 points for Lakehead while 6'7" Warren Thomas had 21 points and 10 rebounds. 6'3" Lerry Williams made an auspicious debut for Lakehead, scoring 12 points and pulling down 5 boards. Tremel Gilot, (Chicago, Illinois), put on a show for the hometown Mayville fans; scoring 25 points on an array of fade-aways and pull-up jumpers under pressure. The other teams taking part in the tourney are the No. 8 Brandon Bobcats (as ranked by and Dakota State. Brandon defeated Dakota State Saturday. Lakehead will play Dakota State Saturday in their second tourney game and then play a final game against Jamestown on Sunday. Lakehead Head Coach Scott Morrison said his team can score but need to work on slowing down the opponents. "We were happy with out offensive attack tonight, but not so much with our defensive effort. Slow starts to begin the game and second half cost us; we are hoping tomorrow we can come out with high intensity to start each half and keep our defensive effort consistent for 40 minutes."

MSU-Northern 93, Regina 82 (Coaches vs. Cancer/Northwest Energy Classic at Montana-State Northern in Havre, Montana)

Brandon (4-2) defeated Dakota State (NAIA) (Mayville State Invitational)

Lethbridge (1-1) 73, #9 Saskatchewan (6-2) 71 (Apex Alarm Invitational at Lethbridge) Ryan Anderson had 19 points and Richard Steed added 17 as the Pronghorns won at home over an injury-ravaged Huskies team. Saskatchewan did not help themselves with 27 turnovers on the night include 7 apiece by veterans Jordan Harbidge and Kyle Grant. Grant led the Huskies with 16 points and 5 assists. The Huskies are without starters 6'8" Andrew Spagrud and 6'0" Rob Lovelace, who are both injured but should be ready to go next week. Chris Bodnar, redshirt-freshman backup PG, will be back as soon as football season is done (he is backup QB and a punt returner). Also, former starting guard 6'1" Rejean Chabot is no longer with the team having quit earlier this week.
Saskatchewan/Lethbridge Box Score

Waterloo (1-4) 99 vs. Ottawa (4-1) 92 OVERTIME (Golden Bear Invitational at Alberta) 6'4" Dan White hit a pair of key shots in the overtime as the Warriors withstood a game-tying shot by 6'9" Dax Dessureault with one second remaining in regulation to defeat the Gee-Gees. Waterloo held Ottawa to just 9 fourth-quarter points in coming behind from deficits as large as 14 and did an outstanding job with only 11 turnovers on the night. 6'2" David Burnett and 6'3" Cam McIntyre each had 14 for Waterloo. 6'4" Josh Gibson-Bascombe went off for 30 points to lead Ottawa but turned the ball over 8 times for the second consecutive night. Dessureault finished with a solid 18 point, 7 rebound effort including his game-tying effort off a sideline out-of-bounds play, while 6'3" Donnie Gibson added 14 for the Gee-Gees, who will meet the host Golden Bears tomorrow night. Waterloo faces York in the other game on the final day of the tournament.

#7 Cape Breton (5-0) 85, Laurier (2-3) 82 (Hawk Challenge at Laurier) Courtesy of Mike Quigley from Laurier...The Hawks struck first in the game but then both teams started trading baskets. The Capers opened a slight 15-10 lead midway through the quarter but an 11-0 Hawk run gave them the lead again and they kept it as the quarter ended with Laurier up 26-20. Neither team could find the basket for the opening few minutes of the second quarter but with the Hawks up 30-21 Cape Breton went on a 13-5 run to cut the Hawk margin to 1. Laurier replied with a small 7-0 run of their own but then a few careless passes led to a 10-0 Caper run to close out the half. Only a pair of Hawk free throws on their last possession allowed the teams to go to the locker rooms tied at 44-44. The Capers came out of the locker room on fire, going on a 22-5 run to open the 3rd quarter and gap the Hawks. The Hawks slowly struggled back outscoring Cape Breton 9-1 for the remainder of the period but trailed 67-58 as the 3rd ended. The 4th quater was a game of runs. The Hawks outscored Cape Breton 14-8 to move close but then the Capers went on a small 7-0 run to edge away. A 10-3 flurry by the Hawks as the game wound down, keyed by a couple of long 3's got the Hawks to close the gap to 1 at 83-82. However, forced to foul to stop the clock, the Hawks put Capers on the line twice in the last 30 second. Unfortunately for them, the Capers made 2/4 foul shots and the Hawk’s long shot to tie rimmed out and Cape breton won by a score of 85-82. The Hawks got a tremendous offensive game from 5th post Trevor Csima (Oakville, ON) who finished with a game high of 20 points and 7 rebounds before fouling out with 2 minutes left to play. Rookie wing Kale Harrison (Stratford, ON) continues to improve picking up the first double-double of his CIS career with 15 points and 12 rebounds. 4th year wing Matthew Walker (Waterloo, ON) broke out of his slump and added 12 points, all in the second half. The Capers were led by Eric Breland (Cooksville, MD) with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Paul Blake (Toronto, ON) scored 18 points, Phillip Nkrumah (Brampton, ON) added 17 and Tremaine Fraser (North Preston, NS) had 10. The Hawk Challenge resumes Saturday with the Laurier Golden Hawks taking on the Bishop’s Gaters at 6:00 pm while Windsor and Cape Breton will play for the championship at 9:00 pm.

Laval (3-4) 83, Laurentian (0-4) 45 (Laval Tournament) Les Rouge et Or jumped out to a 20 point first-quarter lead and cruised to an easy win against the Vees. Laval, which led 50-21 at halftime, was led by 6'8" J.P. Morin, who had 29 points on 12-16 shooting in only 25 minutes. Marc-Andre Lefebvre added 12 points while 6'4" Jerome Turcotte had 8 points and 8 rebounds. In all, nine players scored 5 and more points for Laval, who meets #5 St. Mary's tomorrow night.

St. Francis Xavier (4-2) 73, Brock (2-6) 62 (Exhibition) The Badgers shot just 28% for the game and despite grabbing 22 offensive rebounds, could manage only 62 points and X pulled away in the second half for the victory. 6'2" Tyler Richards led St. FX with 18 points on 7-20 shooting while 6'8" freshman Islam de Toledo added 17 on 5-8 shooting. 5'10" sophomore guard Christian "T-Bear" Upshaw added 15 for X, which shot 52% for the game. It was not a picturesque affair with the teams combining for 41 turnovers. X led 33-31 at halftime. The Badgers shooting woes continued this evening as they hit only 5 for 25 as a group with 6'2" Mike Kemp and 6'1" Scott Murray combining to go 5 for 25 overall for the game. 6'2" Rohan Steen led all scorers with 22 points while 6'7" Owen White had 13 for Brock, which meets Memorial on Sunday afternoon. St. FX moves up the QEW to meet McMaster tomorrow afternoon in Hamilton.

Rocky Mt 93, Ryerson 63 (Apex Alarm Invitational at Lethbridge) The Rams jumped out to a 30-14 lead, led by two at 42-40 at the half but completely melted down in the second half, getting outscored 53-21 for their second consecutive loss of the weekend. 6'7" Boris Bakovic once again was a one-man wrecking crew for Ryerson with 29 points and 10 rebounds. Ryerson meets Lethbridge tomorrow.

#2 Windsor (3-1) 87, Bishop's (3-4) 69 (Hawk Challenge at Laurier) 6'5" fifth-year forward Kevin Kloostra had 19 points while 6'1" fifth-year guard Ryan Steer added 16 points and handed out 10 assists as the Lancers built leads in the mid-20's to defeat the Gaiters. Windsor clamped down defensively, allowing only 59 points until 3 minutes remained in the game. 6'8" Greg Surmacz added 13 points and 8 boards for the Lancers, who meet #7 Cape Breton tomorrow night at Laurier. Another report courtesy of Mike Quigley from Laurier... The opening game of the 2007 Hawk Challenge at Wilfrid Laurier University on Friday saw the University of Windsor Lancers from the OUA West take on the Bishop’s University Gaiters from the Quebec league. The first half saw Windsor shoot the ball extremely well taking a 31-16 advantage after the first quarter and a 52-36 lead at the half. The Lancers shot 51% from the floor for the half, including 8 3-pointers. Although the Gaiters did not shoot as well they did cause the Lancers some problems by going to the foul line and converting 13/14 shots. Windsor’s shooting cooled off a little in the second half but they still managed to maintain their lead and were up 67-46 at the end of the 3rd quarter and ended up winning by a final score of 87-69. Four Lancers scored in double figures led by Kevin Kloostra (Chatham, ON) with 19 points. Ryan Steer (Windsor, ON) added 16, Greg Surmacz (Peterborough, ON) had 13 and Issac Kuon finished with 12. Surmacz led the Lancers with 8 rebounds. Coach Chris Oliver was able to make liberal substitutions throughout the game and keep his players fresh for tomorrow’s game. The Gaiters were led by Damon Anderson (Verdun, PQ) with 17 points while Emmanuel Jr Nicolas (Montreal, PQ) added 16. Doug McCooeye (Pointe Claire, PQ) was their leading rebounder with 7.

#5 Saint Mary's (6-1) 106, UNB (2-4) 77 (Laval Tournament) The Huskies had five in double figures and held off a hot shooting Varsity Reds squad in the first half to win going away in Quebec City. UNB stayed in the game with an 8 for 16 effort from beyond the arc in the opening 20 minutes to trail by only 9 at halftime but the Huskies adjusted defensively, holding the Reds to only 2 for 15 from behind the arc in the second half. St. Mary's, which led by 16 points after three quarters, were led 6'3" Brandon Mullins (Louisville, KY) with 16 points and 6 boards while fellow U.S. import 6'7" Derrick Coleman (Detroit, MI) added 15 points/9 boards. 6'2" Mark McLaughlin also had 15 for the winners while Colton Wilson had a game-high 24 points, many after the game had been decided, and added 6 rebounds for UNB, which meets Laurentian tomorrow. St. Mary's faces the host Rouge et Or tomorrow evening in the feature game of the tournament. The Huskies also announced that 6'5" Clint Bateman has left the team ostensibly to focus on his academics.

Toronto (4-2) 87, #10 Dalhousie (5-1) 77 (Exhibition) The torrid shooting Varsity Blues were a stellar 58% from the floor including 9-20 from 3 to lead by as many as 23 points early in the fourth quarter and rolled to a win over the Tigers. Once again, Toronto's 6'3" wing Rob Paris was instrumental in the victory, going 3 for 5 from 3 as part of his game-high 23 points. Toronto, which led 52-42 at the half, allowed Dal to stay in the game on the foul line as the Tigers went 33-40 for the game from the stripe including a blistering 18 for 20 in the first half alone. 6'4" Paul Sergautis added 17 for Toronto while 6'7" Nick Snow had 12 for the Blues who held Dal to only 35% shooting. 6'4" Mike DeGiorgio had a tidy 7 point, 9 assist, 4 rebound effort with only 1 turnover as the team's combined for only 18 total turnovers (only 8 by the Blues). DeGiorgio and Sergautis also did a fine job on Dal's 6'1" star guard Simon Farine, limiting him to only 10 shots and 16 points. The Blues now prepare to host Memorial tomorrow afternoon at 3 PM while Dal meets Guelph tomorrow afternoon at 2 PM.

Queen's (3-1) 62, McGill (4-2) 52 (Purple & White Tournament at Western) Courtesy of Andy Watson, Western Sports Information... LONDON, Ont. - 6'4" freshman Nick DiDonato hit a three to break a tie with just over two minutes remaining to lift the Gaels to victory. The McGill squad led at the half, but a lack of intensity hurt them in the third quarter as they let the lead slip away. Queen's tied the game early in the third quarter and then took their first lead of the game with 7:15 left in the frame. Fans were treated to an exciting finish with both teams tied at 46 with eight minutes remaining. But mental errors and poor shooting down the stretch on the part of McGill provided Queen's with the opportunity to win. Both teams had the lead in the fourth quarter, but DiDonato, a freshman from Sault Ste. Marie, hit the big shot of the game to allow Queen's to take the lead for good. After the Gaels made three consecutive stops, another freshman, Jon Odgen, hit another three to put the final nail in the coffin.

Western (3-1) 96, UPEI (1-6) 73 (Purple & White Tournament at Western) From Andy Watson, Western Sports Information... LONDON, Ont. - 6'1" Matt Curtis showcased his play-making skills, finishing with six assists and 11 points as the Mustangs cruised to the victory. Western enjoyed three separate 17-point leads and led by as many as 19 to cruise to victory. 6'6" Brad Smith led Western with 20 points and 8 rebounds, while 6'6" Manock Lual paced UPEI with a game-high 28 points and 14 rebounds for the double-double. Mustangs Brett Lawrence added 18 points, shooting an impressive 83% from beyond the arc, and 6/7 from the field. From the opening tipoff, Western was dominant. After winning the tip, Smith scored the opening basket, drew a foul and hit from the charity stripe, and soon after Curtis added a three to make it 6-0 western under 40 seconds in. Curtis then added a pair to make it 8-0 on the next possession. UPEI's Jared Budd was 0-3 in the opening two minutes and a sign of things to come for the Panther shooters. He finished with a disappointing 2/9 with five points in a game-high 36 minutes of play. Western led by as much as 17 in the opening quarter, thanks in large part to the play-making of Curtis who had four assits and nine points in the opening half. Going deep into his bench, with 11 different players seeing action, as Brad Campbell's squad opened up a 50-34 lead over UPEI at the half. 6'6" Andy Wedemire led Western with 10 points off the bench in the opening frame. UPEI went on a 13-point run over the opening two and a half minutes of the second half to pull within four points. However, Western re-established the lead midway through the quarter and 65-54. Even though Western lost the second (20-19) and third quarters (20-15), they closed out by outscoring UPEI 31-19 in the fourth quarter. With eight minutes left in the game, UPEI brought the game back within nine points, but Western's perimeter shooting advantage and size and strength in the paint proved to be the difference down the stretch. Western plays McGill on Saturday Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. UPEI will face Queen's at 3 p.m. Both games are at Alumni Hall.

McMaster (3-2) 87, Memorial (1-7) 52 (Exhibition) The Marauders led by as many as 40 and cruised to the easy victory against the Seahawks, who were pounded for the second straight game. 6'7" Mouchtar Diaby and 6'2" Tyrell Vernon had 17 points apiece to lead Mac, which used a 19-1 run starting the second quarter to lead by 28 at halftime. 6'1" Aminu Bello added 14 points, 8 rebounds and 7 steals while 6'6" Matt Wilusz and 6'10" sophomore Geoff McLaughlin each added 11 points. Wilusz had 7 of his 11 points in the first quarter after which Mac led 22-9. Grant Harvey led Memorial, which turned the ball over 32 times and shot just 32%, with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Mac looks forward to hosting St. FX tomorrow afternoon at 2 PM at the Burridge Gym in Hamilton while Memorial travels to downtown Toronto to face the Varsity Blues at 6 PM tomorrow. Box Score and Game Summary Here is Dale Stevens report on today's game SIX MARAUDERS IN DOUBLE FIGURES IN WIN OVER MEMORIAL (Hamilton, ON) Six McMaster University Marauders tallied double figures in scoring on Friday afternoon, as the Marauders downed the Memorial University of Newfoundland Sea-Hawks 87-52, in matinee exhibition action at the Burridge Gym. This one was over early. The Marauders were able to get the ball inside to centre Mouctar Diaby (Hamilton, ON) for some easy layups, which also opened up the perimeter. After scoring four points, Diaby was able to find an open man after the visitors collapsed on his, leading to another easy hoop. Freshman Matt Wilusz also got into the act, coming off the bench to score seven early points, as the Maroon and Grey led 17-5. The first quarter ended at 22-9. McMaster scored the first 12 points of the second quarter, to open a 34-9 margain, and went to the locker room ahead 42-15. The Sea-Hawks, who shot a dismal 17.9% from the field in the first half, finally found the range early in the third quarter. Outscoring the home side 16-10, the deficit had been cut to 56-31. However, Mac exploded to score 17 of the last 19 points to lead 69-33 after three quarters. Everyone saw significant minutes for McMaster, and all contributed to the win. The Marauder centres were dominant. Diaby finished with 17 points and 6 rebounds, while Geoff McLaughlin (Oakville, ON) had 11 points and 6 rebounds. Freshman Tyrell Vernon (Hamilton, ON) had his best game in Maroon and Grey, netting 17 points. Aminu Bello (Hamilton, ON) was all over the floor, finishing with 14 points, 8 rebounds, 7 steals and 3 assists. Wilusz had 11 points and 7 rebounds, while forward Joe Polizzi (Hamilton, ON) scored 10. Sophomore Grant Harvey (Mount Pearl, NL) paced Memorial with a 14 point, 12 rebound double-double. Freshman Nathan Dunn (Wolfville, NS) added 11 points, while fellow freshman Nicholas Rigakos (Woodbridge, ON) pulled down 12 boards. The McMaster homestand against AUS teams continues this weekend, with two of the conference preseason favourites invading the Burridge Gym. Saturday afternoon at 2:00, Mac hosts perennial power, the St. Francis Xavier University X-Men. On Sunday afternoon, outstanding point guard Simon Farine leads his Dalhousie University Tigers into the Burridge Gym for a 3:00 tip-off.

A fine article in this morning's Edmonton Sun on Alberta Coach Don Horwood Tons of Memories

Howard Tsumura's article on UBC's Chris Dyck in this morning's Vancouver Province Dyck about to fill big shoes

For the complete story on Thursday's action, click here

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