Saturday, 10 November 2007

Other scores from Saturday's action


Simon Fraser (2-4) 91, Lethbridge (0-4) 62 From Brendan Stabeno, Simon Fraser Media Relations Student Assistant Burnaby, B.C. - One day after picking up their first win of the season against the Calgary Dinos, the Simon Fraser University Clan continued their success by defeating the visiting Lethbridge University Pronghorns 91-62 Saturday night in the West Gym. With the win, the Clan climb to 2-4 on the season, while the Pronghorns fall to 0-4. The Pronghorns got off to a lightning start after Shaun Nelson paced Lethbridge to a nine point lead (13-4) in the first quarter, while scoring 14 points in the first six minutes on 5-for-6 shooting, including 4-for-5 from beyond the arc. Simon Fraser battled back on the defensive end, holding the Pronghorns to just three points in the remainder of the quarter, as the Clan rode a 19-3 run to a seven point lead (23-16) at the end of the first frame. SFU continued to push the envelope in the second, when Greg Wallis (Victoria, B.C.), Kevin Shaw (North Vancouver, B.C.) and Jean-Paul Kamand (Toronto, Ont.) each scored 11, eight and eight first-half points respectively to pace the Clan to an 11-point lead (44-33) at the break. SFU pushed the game out of reach in the third, opening the quarter with a 12-4 run and never looked back, outscoring Lethbridge 25-11 in the quarter. The fourth quarter saw some new faces enter the game for the Clan, as many of the reserves were given big minutes. The bench did not disappoint, as Kamand, Jordan Nostedt (Brandon, MB), and Grant Fedorak (Victoria, B.C.) effectively ran the show in the final quarter pushing the Clan to a 91-62 victory. Wallis led the Clan with 15 points and six boards in the win. Shaw finished with 11 points, while Nostedt was impressive off the bench, finishing with ten points, while shooting 2-for-3 from downtown. For the Pronghorns, Nelson ended up with 15 points in the loss. Richard Steed closed with 15 points while Courtney Claussen came off of the bench to score 11. The Clan's bench outscored Lethridge's 46-to-22, while SFU also out-rebounded the Pronghorns 46-to-20. Next up for Simon Fraser, a trip to Abbotsford to face off against the UCFV Cascades on November 16-17.

#9 Brandon (4-0) 68, Manitoba (0-4) 55 From Jeremy Sawatsky, Brandon Sports Information... #8 Bobcats Sweep Bisons, Remain Perfect at 4-0 Written by: Jeremy Sawatzky, BU Sports Information BRANDON, MB – The Brandon University Bobcats stayed perfect in the ugliest way possible. Despite a plethora of turnovers and missed opportunities, the 8th ranked 'Cats completed a weekend sweep of the Manitoba Bisons on Saturday night, defeating their provincial rivals 68-55 at the BU Gymnasium. The Bobcats are now 4-0 in conference play, while the Bisons slipped to 0-4. "Obviously, we weren't pleased with the effort or the energy or the intensity in the first half," said Brandon head coach Mike Raimbault, whose team led 29-26 at the break. "We didn't do anything particularly well in the first half, but luckily for us, we got some spurts of energy in the second half and managed to win the game." Brandon's Dany Charlery scored 12 of his game-high 19 points in the 4th quarter to spark the Bobcats, who shot a lackluster 39% from the field for the game. Adam Hartman added 12 points, while Yul Michel scored 11. Brian Crowe scored 17 points to lead the way for Manitoba, while Darcy Coss notched 14. The Bisons only managed to make 37% of their field goal attempts.


McGill (1-0) 86, Laval (0-2) 83 OVERTIME 6'4" Sean Anthony's tough turnaround three with the shot clock winding down and only 25 seconds remaining in overtime was the dagger, giving the Redmen an insurmountable 5 point lead and later 6'1" point guard Sam Goulet knocked down a pair of free throws to ice it as the Redmen escaped Ste. Foy with a win before a boisterous, packed house. Laval's 6'3" J.F. Beaulieu had a chance to give Les Rouge et Or the lead with 6 seconds remaining in regulation but he missed a pair of free throws. Still, Laval got the "o" rebound but McGill later stole the ball and 6'4" Pawel Herra missed an open look at the buzzer and the game went to overtime. The Redmen controlled the overtime for the most part, getting a tough pullup jumper from Goulet, who scored all 4 of his points in the extra session. Once again, 6'7" J.P. Morin had a tremendous 29 point effort to lead Laval while Beaulieu added 24 for Les Rouge et Or. Laval took the largest lead of the game at 30-22 early in the second quarter but then neither team took leads larger than 4 points the rest of the way until Anthony's game-sealing three. 6'3" Moustafa El-Zanaty gave Laval fits off the dribble, scoring 17 of his 23 points in the first half including 3 for 7 for 3 while Anthony added 20 points/5 rebounds while 6'4" sophomore Matthew Thornhill added 14 points and 7 rebounds for McGill, which captured a huge road win in what was described as an exciting but mistake-filled game in which 61 fouls were called.

Bishop's (2-0) 82, UQAM (0-1) 70 The Gaiters stormed back from 6 point halftime deficit to defeat the hometown Citadins despite giving up 19 offensive boards. 6'1" Junior Nicolas had 22 points and 7 rebounds for Bishop's while Damon Anderson added 16 points/5 rebounds. UQAM hurt themselves by going only 4 for 23 from downtown and picking up 31 personal fouls (50 fouls overall called in the game). Abodukarim Gueye led UQAM with 15 points. Here is Alex T's game recap from this evening (many thanks for this which is written very well given that Alex's first language is French)... BISHOP'S GAITERS: 82, UQAM CITADINS : 70 The UQAM Citadins started their season on the wrong foot as they dropped their first game of the season to a surprising Bishop squad. The Citadins roared out of the gates as they build a quick 15 point lead in the first 2 minutes of the game. The problem is : it didn't last very long. Helped by the 14 UQAM fouls in the first half, the Gaiters came back within six points at the break. Junior Nicolas, who had a great night Friday against Laval was held to only 9 points in the first half of play. Jules Diagne and Abdoukarim Gueye both had 10 points after the 2nd quarter. The Citadins continued their sloppy play in the second half and were adding fouls at a ridiculous rate. The second half lacked tempo since the play was always stopped by the refs. Bishop's took advantage of the slow tempo and took control of the game midway through the third half. Junior Nicolas added 13 points to his total and ended the game with 22 points. Olga Hrykac's strategy of using most of her bench didn't pay off. Nine Citadins saw at least 18 minutes of play tonight, with Mario Joseph (11 pts, 3 reb, 6 ast, 3 stl) getting the most minutes with 29. UQAM had absymal night regarding 3 point shooting with a 15.3%. Mario Joseph had a rough night from downtown, draining only 1 shot out of 8. Overall, Bishop's had a good game, shooting for 47.3% vs 35.6% for UQAM. Bishop's had a great week-end, winning back-to-back games against Laval and UQAM. They are currently alone on top of the QSSF standings, 2 points in front of McGill.AUS

Cape Breton (1-0) 89, Memorial (0-1) 63 6'5" Eric Breland had 22 points to lead all scorers as the Capers jumped out to a 55-27 halftime lead in St. John's, NFLD and coasted to the win. A pair of freshmen, 5'10" Tremaine Fraser (17 points, 6 assists) and 6'6" Al Alilovic (11 points, 12 rebounds) were instrumental in the win for Cape Breton, which again meets MUN tomorrow afternoon. 6'5" Grant Harvey had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Seahawks.


Ryerson (2-0) 82, Waterloo (0-2) 80 6'11" Igor Bakovic knocked down a pair of clutch free throws with 5.2 seconds left to lift the Rams to a character-building come-from-behind victory over the Warriors. With Ryerson down 1, the Rams designed an in-bounds play that ended up going to the elder Bakovic, who attacked the basket with aggression and got hacked while trying to hammer home a dunk. Bakovic made the first and after Waterloo called time out, he stepped to the line and calmly made the second to give the Rams the lead. After a Warriors miss, 6'3" Brandon Krupa went 1-2 from the line to provide the final margin of victory. Waterloo scored 50 points the first half enroute to an 8 point halftime lead and controlled the game for much of the night until the Rams began pounding it inside to Igor (22 points, 14 rebounds) and 6'7" Boris Bakovic (22 points, 11 rebounds). Another Ryerson big man, 6'10" Joey Imbrogno, finished with 13 points and 8 rebounds while 6'2" sophomore point guard Ryan McNeilly handled the constant Warrior ball pressure well and contributed 11 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists for Ryerson. The frustrated Warriors, who leave Toronto winless, got 19 points from Dan White.

#10 Toronto (2-0) 73, Laurier (0-2) 64 The Blues jumped out to a 16 point halftime lead and coasted to the win in which both teams had difficulty making perimeter shots as the teams combined to got 5 for 31 from downtown. 6'3" Rob Paris bounced back from a sub-par effort on Friday night with 22 points to lead all scorers while 6'7" Nick Snow had another consistent 14 point, 7 rebound effort for Toronto. The Blues were bouyed by a terrific effort from 6'7" Andrew Wasik who went a perfect 5 for 5 from the floor for 10 points. 6'3" Mike Degiorgio injured his ankle in the first half and did not return for the Blues. 6'5" Matt Walker led Laurier with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Mike Quigley's report on Laurier at Toronto GOLDEN HAWKS FALL TO 0-2 The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks dropped their second game in as many nights as the first weekend of the OUA crossover matches came to a close. Saturday night they travelled back to downtown Toronto to take on the #10 ranked University of Toronto Varsity Blues. The 73-64 final score in favour of Toronto actually flattered the Hawks a little since they outscored the Blues by 10 in the final quarter. However, the 9 rookies on the Golden Hawk squad got a good taste of what competition in the CIS and OUA was all about and, if they buy in to improving their areas of weakness, they should be readier in the future to work hard and compete for more than just the final quarter of the game. The Golden Hawks opened the game in better shape than they had the previous night and actually had an early 3-2 lead after the first 2 minutes. However, a 15-2 run by the Varsity Blues put them in a hole that they spent the rest of the night trying to dig themselves out. Despite shooting under 29% from the floor (6/21), there were some bright spots. An 8-2 run to close out the quarter keyed by 6 straight points by rookie wing Conner Meschino (Oakville, ON) left the Hawks trailing 19-13 at the end of one period. The Hawks tried to continue this momentum into the 2nd quarter and they matched Toronto’s output for the first 5 minutes. Then the Hawks’ shooting woes struck again and they couldn’t make shots. A 12-2 Varsity Blues run over the remainder of the quarter gave them a 37-21 lead at the half. The Hawks shot only 23.5% for that quarter and scored just 8 points leaving them at 26% for the half including 0/10 from behind the 3 point arc. This, combined with only 1 trip to the foul line where they were 1 for 2, made scoring very difficult. The Hawks came out to start the 3rd quarter with a much stronger attitude to compete hard on each possession and, despite giving up a wide open 3, were able to force some turnovers and cut into U of T’s lead a little. But a 16-7 Toronto run gapped the Hawks and left them down 59-40 after 3 periods of play. Twice during that Blues’ run, the Hawks were able to force fouls and get to the line but came away empty each time. Despite increasing their shooting percentage to 40% for the quarter (8/20), the Hawks lost the quarter 22-19, partly by going 2/8 from the line. During the 4th quarter, the Hawks played for pride and finally battled with the same, or slightly more, intensity that the Blues had shown all game. They shot the ball well, rebounded hard and played tougher defences for longer stretches of time. The shooting percentage was quite respectable (8/16 - 50%) partly because they were taking the ball strong to the hoop or putting back offensive rebounds for scores. This style also got them to the foul line more often where they went 6/9. The result was a 24-14 margin over the final period favoring the Hawks. The bad news was that it still left them with a 73-64 defeat and an 0-2 start to their 2007-08 OUA season. A bright spot in the game was the resurgance of 4th year wing Matthew Walker (Waterloo, ON), an OUA West 2nd team all-star in ‘06-07 who posted his first double-double of the season finishing with 19 points (despite having only 6 in the 1st half) and 10 rebounds along with a couple of assists and steals. Rookie wing Dominique Brown (Woodbridge, ON) added 11 points all in the final quarter. The Varsity Blues had 4 players finish with double figures scoring. Guard Rob Paris had a game high 22 points. Forward Nick Snow finished with 14 while Paul Sergautis and Andrew Wasik each had 10. Ahmed Nazmi led all players with 12 rebounds. Things do not get any easier for the Golden Hawks as they will now prepare to travel to Ottawa next weekend for games against 2 of the strongest OUA teams. Friday night they will take on the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees while Saturday they will visit #1 ranked Carleton University.

#2 Windsor (2-0) 103, York (0-2) 61 6'5" Kevin Kloostra had 27 points on 4 for 7 shooting as the Lions gave up over 100 points for the second consecutive evening in getting hammered in Windsor. The Lancers took a 16 point halftime lead, then held York to only 6 points in the third quarter before putting the throttle down for 32 points to post their second consecutive lopsided win. 6'0" Ryan Steer added 18 points and 10 assists for Windsor and 6'8" Greg Surmacz had 14 points/10 rebounds. 6'7" Matt Terejko led York with 14 points and 6 rebounds. Report from

Guelph (2-0) 67, #8 Queen's (1-1) 62 6'4" Borko Popic (15 points, 6 rebounds) and 6'4" Jay Mott (12 points)combined to go 7 for 13 from the 3 point land and the Gryphons built up leads as high as 11 late in the game to knock off the Gaels in Kingston, ON. The Gryphs shot only 32.3% for the game but were able to hold the normally hot shooting Gaels to only 5-23 from 3 point land. 6'4" Nick Pankerichan added 12 points and 8 rebounds for Guelph. 6'5" Mitch Leger had 17 points/7 rebounds while 6'5" Jon Ogden added 13 points and 8 rebounds (but only 1 for 9 from 3) and 6'3" Simon Mitchell had 10 points, 9 rebounds.

Laurentian (1-1) 100, Western (1-1) 93 OVERTIME 6'4" Paul Kovacs had a couple of key putbacks in overtime while 5'10" Darrell Drake pushed up on a triple double with 19 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists, with zero turnovers, as the Voyageurs pulled off the upset against the Mustangs in London, ON. With Laurentian up six late in regulation, Western's 6'1" Jason Milliquet led the way back for Western with a pair of long 3's and the Mustangs tied the game with about 10 seconds remaining on a putback by 6'6" Brad Smith (24 points, 7 rebounds). Both teams started the overtime sluggishly, but Kovacs and 6'2" Bryan Davidson (24 points on 10-13 shooting including 4 of 5 from 3) helped the Vees take it over and Laurentian made all their free throws late to secure Coach Shawn Swords first-ever league victory as Head Coach. Laurentian was 10-20 from 3 as a team and did a tremendous job on the glass, outrebounding the home side 49-41. 6'6" freshman Garrett Olexiuk had 16 points and 6 rebounds in the finest effort in his young career for Western. From Laurentian Sports Information... VOYAGEURS WIN IN OVERTIME... LONDON, ONT. - The Laurentian Voyageurs earned their first victory of the young season this evening, beating the University of Western Ontario Mustangs 100-93 in overtime. Leading scorer for the Voyageurs was Bryan Davidson (Sudbury) with 27 points. The win earns the Laurentian men’s squad a split for their weekend road trip to Southwestern Ontario. Playing an amazing 44 minutes was Darrel Drake (Saginaw, MI), who finished with 19 points and 7 assists. This match proved to be a close one throughout, with Western jumping out to an early lead of 19-17 after one quarter. Laurentian stayed strong and were able to tie the game at 37 at half time. The Voyageurs were able to build a small one-point lead during the third quarter, bringing the score to 64-63 at the end of the quarter. However, the Mustangs were able to keep pace, and the score at the end of four quarters was 88-88. "The guys worked hard, the whole 45 minutes and it showed in the score," said head coach Shawn Swords. "It was a good bounce back. We beat a good team in Western tonight and it was a good result for us." The season continues for the Voyageurs this Friday evening, when the Guelph Gryphons come north to Sudbury. Tip off is scheduled for 8 p.m.; Fraser Parrott, Laurentian University, Sports Information Writer

Ottawa (2-0) 86, McMaster (0-2) 72 The Gee-Gees finished the third quarter on a 23-2 run in just 5 minutes including 18 consecutive points to break open a tight game and went on to defeat the Marauders in Hamilton, ON. With the Marauders up 1 at 45-44, Ottawa's 6'3" wing Sean Peter (19 points) started the decisive run with 4 consecutive points and later 6'3" Donnie Gibson (19 points) knocked in a pair of long 3's, part of a 5 for 7 effort from downtown by the third-year wing and the route was on. 6'4" Josh Gibson-Bascombe (game-high 23 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds) also got in the act with six points during the run. When the dust settled, Ottawa had outscored Mac 34-15 and led by 20 going into the fourth quarter. 6'9" Dax Dessureault had 11 points and 5 rebounds for Ottawa while 6'2" freshman Jacob Gibson-Bascombe added 10 for Ottawa, which shot a blistering 10-19 from 3 and forced 23 Marauder turnovers. Mac pounded the ball inside and got 22 points and 7 rebounds from 6'7" Mouchtar Diaby, while 6'10" Geoff McLaughlin added 15 points and 6'7" Joe Polizzi had 11. The Marauders played without 6'1" Amino Bello who was out with an ankle sprain and lost guard Jermaine DeCosta late in the game to an undisclosed injury. Ottawa/McMaster Box Score From Dale Stevens... 18 POINT RUN POWERS GEE GEES OVER MARAUDERS (Hamilton, ON) For the second consecutive night, the third quarter was the undoing of the McMaster University Marauders. The University of Ottawa Gee Gees scored 18 straight points in the third frame, blowing open a tight game, and going on to defeat the Marauders 86-72, in OUA men's crossover action on Saturday evening at the Burridge Gym. The win moves the Gee Gees to 2-0 in the young conference schedule, while Mac falls to 0-2 (5-4 CIS, 6-5 overall). Early on, it was the homeside who jumped out to the early advantage. The Maroon and Grey were able to pound the ball inside at will in the opening minutes, leading 7-4 with all 7 Marauder points being scored by centre Mouctar Diaby (Hamilton, ON). The visitors finally found a groove, cutting the deficit to a basket, 20-18 after the first quarter. Diaby paced Mac with 11 points in the quarter. It wasn't until just over five minutes remained in the opening half that Ottawa managed their first lead of the contest. The rest of the half was back and forth, with the visitors heading to the locker room up 1, 33-32. The start of the second half was more of the same, as the teams traded hoops. Trailing 45-44, the Gee Gees exploded for their 18 point run, to effectively end the contest. After 30 minutes, Ottawa led 67-47. The Marauders scored the first six points of the fourth quarter to briefly make it interesting, but when they needed it, the Gee Gees were consistently able to knock down the important jumper. Standout guard Josh Gibson-Bascombe (Toronto, ON) showed why he's an All Canadian candidate, tallying a game high 23 points, in addition to dishing out 6 assists. Fellow guards Sean Peter (Ottawa, ON) and Donnie Gibson (Kingston, ON) each contributed 19 points, with Peter hauling down a game high 12 rebounds. In all, 5 Gee Gees hit for double figures. For McMaster, it was the inside game far out classing the outside game on this night. Diaby finished with 22 points and 7 rebounds. Fellow centre Geoff McLaughlin (Oakville, ON) knocked down 15 points, while forward Joe Polizzi contributed 11 points. McMaster returns to action next Friday evening, as OUA crossover play continues. On Friday evening, the Ryerson University Rams provide the opposition, while the University of Toronto Varsity Blues make an appearance on Saturday night. Both games tip off at 8:00 in the Burridge Gym.

#1 Carleton (2-0) 85, Lakehead (0-2) 52 The Ravens held Lakehead's offensive tandem of 6'4" Kiraan Posey and 6'6" Warren Thomas to only 11 points combined on 4 for 19 shooting and 6'3" Stuart Turnbull had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead Carleton in Thunder Bay, ON. Carleton led 42-24 at halftime, holding the T-Wolves to only 9 second-quarter points. 6'4" Ryan Bell added 17 points and 7 rebounds for Carleton. Jamie Searle had 18 for Lakehead. From Lakehead Sports Info... Wolves Lose to Ravens The Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s basketball team dropped their second straight game to a visiting Ottawa squad, as the Carleton Ravens walked out of the Thunderdome with an 82-52 win on Friday. The loss puts the Wolves’ conference record at 0-2 (4-8 overall), while the five-time defending CIS champion Ravens go to 2-0 in conference play (10-5 overall). The same inconsistent shooting that plagued the Thunderwolves in Friday’s loss to the Ottawa Gee Gees returned Saturday as Lakehead only shot 30.7 per-cent from the floor. The cold shooting cost Lakehead as they were able to overcome an early deficit, closing the Raven’s lead to 5 early in the second quarter, only to be down 18 by halftime. After dropping 20 points against Ottawa, Kiraan Posey was held to just 7 points, shooting 2-18 from the floor. Freshman guard Lerry Williams, playing in his first game of the season had the same shooting numbers, and was held to 5 points. Warren Thomas was only on the floor for 14 minutes, collecting 4 points. One bright spot for Lakehead was second year guard Jamie Searle who had 18 points and forced 7 turnovers. The Ravens’ attack was led by Stuart Turnbull with 20 points and 10 rebounds, Ryan Bell with 17 points and 7 rebounds and Daron Leonard with 10 points. Bell was also primarily responsible for keeping Posey in check. The Ravens out-rebounded the Wolves 47-27. Lakehead coach Scott Morrison said the effort simply wasn’t good enough. “Carleton did a good job of what they do, and that’s take away the opponent’s strengths,” he says. “We did a good job of what we’ve been doing lately, which is playing selfish basketball.” He had some praise for his bench, who got the Thunderwolves close in the first half through hard work, but conceded that they eventually ran out of steam. He says the team’s best players have to be their best players. “We need our best players to play smart basketball, otherwise we’re playing out there with our bench all the time, and that’s not going to get us any wins.” The Thunderwolves try to get back on track next weekend as they welcome the University of Toronto on Friday, and Ryerson on Saturday.

Brock (1-1) 105, RMC (0-2) 73 5'10" Brad Rootes had 25 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists while 6'7" Owen White added 23 points and 11 rebounds as the Badgers avenged a tight loss to Queen's last night with an easy victory against the Paladins. Brock led by 10 at halftime as Coach Ken Murray substituted liberally throughout the first half and the Badgers really took off in the fourth quarter to win easily. 6'10" Nick Cooke, a freshman from Toronto, had a double/double for the Paladins in a losing effort.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Queen's is over rated. Bottom line.