Friday, 19 October 2007

Thursday's Schedule & Results

Thurs. Oct. 18th CIS Schedule
will be updated with scores as they become available
All times listed as Eastern time

Simon Fraser (1-3) 76, Toronto (3-1) 73 (Exhibition) 6'7" Greg Wallis (21 points, 7 rebounds) broke a 71 all tie with a pair of free throws with about 3 minutes remaining as the Clan held off a valiant Varsity Blues come back from 19 points down to win their first game of the season vs. CIS at home in Burnaby. With the Clan up 63-44 five minutes into the second half, the Blues used a 27-8 run bridging the third and fourth quarters to tie the score at 71 on an Ahmed Nazmi jumper with 4:06 remaining in the game. Both teams then struggled to score but Wallis got to the foul line and later after Toronto's 6'7" Nick Snow knocked in a pair of free throws with 2 minutes to play to bring the Blues back to within 2 at 75-73, Toronto simply could not finish down the stretch. Down 2, Nazmi threw up a miss with 11 seconds remaining in the game and 6'4" Jordan Nostedt then made 1-2 from the line after getting fouled on the ensuing rebound. 6'3" Mike DeGiorgio's attempt at a three to tie at buzzer came off and Simon Fraser escaped with the win. Simon Fraser used balanced scoring and hot shooting from the perimeter to grab a 63-44 lead with about 5 minutes left in the third. From there, the Blues tightened up defensively, 6'2" Rob Paris heated up from the perimeter by making a pair of threes and Snow and Nazmi worked the "o" glass. The Clan went a scorching 5 for 6 from downtown and used an 11-2 run midway through the second quarter to grab first-half leads as large as 18 at 44-26. Paris had 10 first-half points for U of T including seven consecutive to bring Toronto back to within 7 at 19-12 after the first quarter. No stats are available as of yet but Toronto's Nick Magalas had a strong second half offensively for the Blues. Here is a report from Scott McLean from Simon Fraser Sports Information Clan Defeat Blues

Dalhousie (3-1) 86, Laurier (2-2) 82 (Exhibition) 6'1" guard Simon Farine took the game over down the stretch, making two tough baskets with hands in his face and then fed 6'5" Germain Bendegue with the clincher in the final minute as the Tigers opened their second tour of Ontario with an exciting win against the Golden Hawks, as son John defeated father Peter in the Campbell Bowl. After 6'5" freshman Dominique Brown (10 points) knocked in a jumper for his 6th and 7th points down the stretch, Farine took advantage of a Laurier switch out, beat his man off the dribble, drew the defense and fed Bendegue to give Dal an insurmountable lead. Earlier Farine help hold off a valiant Hawk comeback with a pair of tough 15 footers. Laurier was led by 6'5" freshman Kale Harrison, who made shots, got to the rim and played like a veteran force, en route to a game-high 25 points. Harrison, Brown and 6'7" Trevor Csima led Laurier back from a late double digit deficit but Farine, who finished with 23 points and 3 assists (observers felt he had many more), took the game over when it mattered most. Dal jumped out to an early lead but Laurier came back to take a 43-42 halftime lead on a buzzer-beating 15 footer by 6'8" Andrew Pennycook (12 points), back after missing last Saturday's game at Laurentian, at the end of the second quarter. The Tigers then had a 16-0 run off the start of the third quarter to open up a 15 point lead and appeared to be coasting to a victory when Pennycook helped turn the game around with a series of blocks and Csima and Brown got active on the offensive glass, propelling the strong Laurier push at the end but it was not enough. The Hawks lost 6'2" guard Jesse MacDonald to another injury late in the second quarter and he did not return in the second half. Dal moves on to face Ryerson tomorrow night at Kerr Hall in downtown Toronto while Laurier looks forward to their Alumni game on Saturday. MIKE QUIGLEY'S GOLDEN HAWKS REPORT... The Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks dropped their preseason homeopener to the Dalhousie University Tigers Thursday night 86-82. Despite the fact that the Tigers had traveled all day, Dalhousie opened the game running and used their transition game to open up an 18-7 lead midway through the first quarter. Only a 12-5 Laurier run got the Hawks back into the game. A long 3 point basket on the buzzer by Jesse MacDonald (Brantford, ON) cut Dal’s
lead to 28-22 as the 1st quarter finished. The second quarter started very slowly as neither team was able to sustain much scoring. As the half wound down the Hawks finally found their legs and their range, going on a 12-2 run to close it out and took the lead for the first time 43-42. The third quarter began with Dalhousie running off 16 straight points on their first 8 possessions before Laurier managed to hit their first - a single free throw. Dal were up 66-59 at the end of the 3rd. The fourth quarter was very similar to the second. Neither team put together back to back scoring trips until there was about 5 minutes to go in the game. Then each side caught fire. Laurier ran, pressed and cut the lead down to 3 points, 78-75 before running out of gas. The stronger, more mature Tigers were able to convert their chances down the stretch, scoring on their final 4 possessions to take the game 86-82. The Hawks were led by freshman wing Kale Harrison (Stratford, ON) who had a game high 25 points. 2nd year post Andrew Pennycook (Toronto, ON) played his best game of the young preseason adding his first double-double - 11 points, 11 rebounds, blocked far more shots than the stats gave him credit for and altered even more. Rookie wing Dominique Brown (Woodbridge, ON) added 10 points. The Tigers were led by guard Simon Farine with 19 points. Andrew Sullivan added 18, Ryan DeWinter had 15 and Germain Bendegue finished with 10. Devon Norris led Dal with 7 rebounds. The Hawks now look forward to Saturday when they will take on the Golden Hawk Alumni at 11:00 am followed by a reception and luncheon.


Regina (1-0) 85, Lakehead (1-3) 73 ( Shootout) Paul Schubach had 21 points while Bryden Wright added 19 to lead the Cougars. 6'4" Kiraan Posey had 26 points, 9 rebounds while 6'5" Warren Thomas added 17 for Lakehead however Posey and Thomas combined for 16 turnovers (8 apiece). Regina/Lakehead Box Score

#9 Saskatchewan (3-1) 99, Memorial (1-3) 47 ( Shootout) The Huskies led early, up 28 at halftime and rolled to a convincing win against MUN. 6'8" Andrew Spagrud had 21 points for Saskatchewan which created 34 Seahawks turnovers. Mark English had 12 to lead MUN. Saskatchewan/Memorial Box Score

DAY ONE RECAP: Huskies, Cougars win on Day One Shootout Results Page

Lethbridge (0-1) 44 at Western Montana 76 (Exhibition) Down 22 at halftime, the Pronghorns were defeated in the first game on their tour of Montana. Ryan Anderson led Lethbridge with 12 points. Preview

Athletes-in-Action 97, Trinity Western (0-0) 66 (Exhibition)

Chad Lucas has a piece on Stephen Baur, Acadia Assistant Coach who has taken over for Les Berry during his suspension Axemen winning with assistant coach Baur

Here is a Windsor Star article mentioning Lancers' Serbian forward Sasha Lazic and his move to Canada to play for Coach Chris Oliver Lancers Lure Europeans

Other news... Readers in the National Capital region should be happier now that the Ottawa Sun has hired Neate Sager to cover school sports including CIS basketball. Neate has a tremendously informative blog called Out of Left Field and also contributes to the CIS Blog. Neate's articles appear every Thursday - today's is on Ottawa Gee-Gees Hec Creighton Award candidate Josh Sacobie. The Ottawa area now has a pair of very formidable and loyal CIS scribes as long-time Ottawa Citizen writer Wayne Kondro continues his stellar work covering CIS basketball.

Also... Much thanks to Jesse Sazant, former assistant coach at Carleton and long-time coach in the Ottawa Guardsmen club program, for his update on CIS players currently in Europe. Jesse is now part of the Kent Crusaders professional team in U.K. and is able to follow and watch many former CIS stars. Here is his latest update:

Brody Bishop - Plymouth Raiders (BBL) 3-2, 4th place
12 minutes per game, 6 PPG, 4th in league in 3 point shooting (50%)

Osvaldo Jeanty - VPV Giants Nordlingen (Pro A), 3-1 2nd place
32 minutes per game (2nd on team), 11.0 PPG (4th on team), 3.8 APG (leads team)
Jordan Foebel - USC Freiburg (Pro B) 4-0, 1st place
20 MPG, 7.3 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 81% FG%

Casey Archibald - Wels (A Bundesliga) 2-1, 3rd place
27 MPG, 12 PPG (both 2nd on team)

Garry Gallimore - Liege (D1) 3-0, 1st place
26 MPG (6th on team), 3.3 PPG
Neil MacDonald - Liege (D1) 3-0, 1st place

Walter Moyse - Villars (LNB) 2-0, 1st place
24 MPG, 12 PPG, 8 RPG (all leading team)

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