Tuesday, 23 October 2007

More From the Weekend

A glaring ommission from this week's "Who got off" piece was 6'1" Junior Nicolas from Bishop's who went 8 for 12 from three point land against Manitoba in the third-place game at the Eric Garland tournament at UNB but also had 26 against Acadia in the semi-finals plus 18 in the first round against UPEI for a tournament average of 22.7 points per game. Nicolas also did a stellar job defending Acadia's reigning AUS player-of-the-year Paolo Santana and UPEI's sharpshooting Brent MacLaren. Gaiters Coach Eddie Pomykala gave high praise to Nicolas "I have had the privelage of coaching many kids over 29 years... few, if any, can match Nicolas' combination of offense/defense." This coming weekend, the Gaiters travel to Waterloo, ON to meet Windsor Lancers and Laurier Golden Hawks with both games to be played at Wilfred Laurier Gym.

Check out the newly-added some video hilights to the UPEI basketball blog The guys are doing a tremendous job with this site and hope to add a profile on Brent McLaren in the next few days. There are two players profiled so far (Jared Budd, Marty Claybourne) and we hope to have one on every member of the team by the end of the season. Congratulations on a tremendous site. Also, we are reminded that we missed Brent Mclaren also going off for 26 points versus Western - thanks for the reminder. UPEI has a rematch this weekend with the Mustangs in London as part of the Purple & White tournament.

Late result from Oakville, ON from Saturday night as Sheridan College Bruins upended the Waterloo Warriors 77-71. Waterloo travels to the Golden Bear Invitational at the University of Alberta this weekend to face the Ottawa Gee-Gees, host Golden Bears and York Lions, Thursday through Saturday in Edmonton.

Here is a note from Michael Grange of the Globe and Mail on his blog which pays tribute to CIS basketball (Mike used to play for Dave Crook). He also gives Dale Stevens, long-time moderator of Canadian University Basketball Discussion List, some well deserved run and mentions this site as well. Thanks for the plug Michael; hopefully we can meet in person some time - and thanks to Wellsie for firing off the link Michael Grange's basketball blog

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