Friday, 30 November 2007

Carleton outlasts Badgers

#1 Carleton (7-0) 71, Brock (4-3) 68 The Badgers stormed back late in the game to get 6'0" Scott Murray a look at a 3 at the buzzer that didn't fall and the Ravens pulled off a three point win at Bob Davis Gym. When 5'10" Mike Kenny hit a jumper with just over a minute to play, Carleton grabbed a 7 point lead but 5'10" Brad Rootes hit a three, the Ravens turned the ball over, Murray made one of two free throws and later 6'7" Aaron Doornekamp (24 points, 11 rebounds) missed a pair of free throws with 15 seconds to set up the final play. The Badgers stayed in the game on the foul line, going 32-42 as the Ravens were whistled for 28 fouls on the night. In fact, Brock, which was whistled for only 16 fouls in total, had to foul three times in the last 33 seconds just to put Doornekamp to the line with 15 seconds left. Carleton broke out to an early six point lead in the first quarter but a 3 pointer by 6'2" Mike Kemp gave the Badgers their first lead at 21-20 and later 6'6" freshman Jordan Johnson made 3 of 4 free throws which gave Brock their largest lead at 34-28 with 2 minutes remaining in the half and another late Kemp 3 gave Brock a 37-33 lead going into halftime. The Ravens, led by 4 straight points from 6'5" Jean-Emmanuel Jean-Marie, came out of the gate on a 6-0 run and the teams exchanged baskets until Kenny's jumper broke a 47 all tie and started a 9-1 Raven run and Carleton was up 6 after three quarters. The Ravens extended to a ten point lead at 69-59 on a pull up jumper in transition by 6'2" Stu Turnbull but 5 straight Brock free throws got it back to 5 after which Kenny's jumper started the frantic ending. Rootes led all scorers with 28 points on only 3-9 shooting but 20 for 23 from the foul line while Kemp had 11 points and 6 boards on only 3-11 shooting as the Badgers shot only 29.2% for the game (14-48). Turnbull added 18 for Carleton while 6'4" Ryan Bell had 6 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and Kenny added 7 points. Brock entertains Ottawa on Saturday while Carleton travels to Guelph.

#10 Ottawa (7-0) 76, #4 Guelph (6-1) 64 6'4" Josh Gibson-Bascombe had 17 of his game-high 21 points in the second half, going 10-20 from the floor leading the Gee-Gees led by as many as 16 in defeating the Gryphs in Guelph to remain undefeated in league play. Gibson-Bascombe went only 1 for 7 from downtown, part of a 1-11 effort by the Gee-Gees as a team, but Ottawa shot 67% on their two point shots as 6'9" Dax Dessureault added 15 points and 6 boards. "They played hard, physical defense against us", stated Guelph coach Chris O'Rourke, "We simply didn't compete against a good team and it cost us. They got to more loose balls and tough rebounds than we did and that was the difference". Three other Gee-Gees were in double digits including 6'3" Donnie Gibson (10 points), 6'3" Sean Peter (10 points, 5 boards) and 6'5" David Labentowicz (10 points, 7 rebounds). Guelph's high scoring trio of 6'4" Nick Pankerichan, 6'4" Borko Popic and 6'4" Jonathan Moscatelli went a combined 11 for 32 while 6'8" Duncan Milne had a quiet 6 point, 6 rebound evening for Guelph.

Laurier (2-5) 85, Laurentian (1-6) 61 The Golden Hawks dominated from late in the first quarter onward to go up 19 by halftime and then cruised to an easy win at home against the Voyageurs, defeating them for the second time this season. 6'5" freshman Kale Harrison had his outside jumper working as he finished with a game-high 27 points including 4-7 from 3 and added 7 rebounds. 6'5" sophomore Justin Golob added 20 making 5 of 8 from downtown while 6'5" Matt Walker had a solid all round game, pushing a triple double with 13 points/10 rebounds and 6 assists. 5'10" Darrell Drake led Laurentian, which cut the halftime lead to 14 midway through the second half before imploding, with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.

McMaster (3-4) 92, Queen's (4-3) 81 The Marauders shot 57.1% from the floor including 12 for 24 from three point land, led by 6'2" freshman Tyrell Vernon who had a game-high 24 points on 4-8 shooting from downtown as Mac grabbed a key road win in Kingston. The game was close throughout until an early 4th quarter run gave Mac a 10 point lead midway through the final frame. 6'1" Jermaine DeCosta made his open looks all night finishing with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the Marauders while 6'5" freshman Brett Day added 12 and big, strong 6'7" Mouchtar Diaby was a load inside, scoring 10 and adding 7 boards. The Gaels shot an uncharacteristic 28.9% from downtown and were led by 6'6" Mitch Leger's 22 points on 3-9 3's. Mac outrebounded Queen's 33-20.

Waterloo (2-5) 82, York (1-6) 72 6'3" Cam McIntyre finally displayed the promise talked about with a tremendous 37 point effort, leading the Warriors to an easy win over the Lions in Waterloo. Waterloo led by 18 after three quarters, holding York to only 11 points in the third. 6'3" Tut Ruach led York with 21 points and 6 assists. Warriors Report from Curtis Dauber: A battle of two teams each looking for their second win of the season was under way tonight as York travelled to Waterloo to take on the Warriors. The first half was close as York was able to shoot over 50% from the field. However, Waterloo was able to really push the tempo and a 3 point basket by big man Sinclair Brown gave Waterloo a 3 point lead going into the half. The Warriors started the second half on fire, holding York without a point for the first 5 minutes. In total they outscored York by a score of 27-11 in the quarter highlighted by the down right ridiculous shooting of rookie Cam McIntyre. Cam scored from deep, from pull ups, drives, post ups - York had no answer for Cam. Cam ended the day with 37 points, the second most ever for a Warrior rookie in league play behind former All Canadian Sean Van Koughnett. Cam shot 13-20 which included going 7-10 from 3. However Cam wasn't the only star for Waterloo. Veteran point guard Dave Burnett really set the tempo for the game finishing with 12 points and 7 assists. Included in those points were a "killer cross" which actually knocked Yorks Jason Holt to the ground and out of the game as he twisted his knee trying to deal with Burnett. For the game Waterloo shot 41% as did York. Waterloo hit 11 3's and York 9. The biggest difference was in Waterloo having 14 more shots throughout the course of the game. Next up for the Warriors of Waterloo is the last game of the OUA interlock against Laurentian.

Western (3-4) 86, #7 Toronto (5-2) 77 The Mustangs were energized with a 28 point fourth quarter in coming from behind to beat the Blues in Toronto as NCAA Division 1 transfer 6'10" Colin Laforme had 17 points and 11 rebounds in his Western debut while 6'5" Brad Smith had 20. The Blues led by 12 at halftime and by 9 after 3 quarters but watched the Mustangs come from behind. 6'2" Rob Paris went 5-6 from downtown to lead all scorers with 25 points while 6'6" Ahmed Nazmi had 17 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. 6'3" Mike Degiorgio had 9 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists before fouling out.

Lakehead (4-3) 103, RMC (0-7) 52 51-26 at halftime.

#9 Windsor (5-2) 79, Ryerson (2-5) 72 The Lancers blistered the Rams for 52 first-half points and then held on to defeat the hometown Rams in Toronto. Ryerson stayed in the game on the glass as they outrebounded Windsor 44-26 including 18 offensive rebounds. 6'7" Greg Surmacz had 23 points and 9 rebounds for the Lancers while 6'7" Boris Bakovic finished with 25 points/8 rebounds for Ryerson.

In the "Q" Concordia defeated 85-75 while Laval avenged an earlier home loss to McGill with a 68-56 win over the Redmen in Montreal.

Manitoba had their first win of the season defeating Regina 75-73 in Regina.

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