Sunday, 11 November 2007

Sunday's Results in the AUS

#4 Acadia (1-1) 84, Dalhousie (0-2) 76 6'5" Leonil Saintil dominated inside, scoring 26 points and adding 19 rebounds including 9 on the offensive glass as the Axemen won at Dalplex in front of 700 fans. Fellow 6'5" Luckern Dieu added 16 points and 9 rebounds including 5 offensive for Acadia, which outrebounded the Tigers 57-38 including grabbing 22 offensive boards. 6'5" Shawn Berry kept things honest from the perimeter, knocking down 3 3's as part of his 21 point effort. Dal hung in after a slow start, drawing to within 4 by halftime at 38-34 but an inability to clean up the defensive glass and 35% shooting from the game was Dal's undoing. 6'1" Simon Farine played all 40 minutes for Dal and scored 25 points on 9 for 28 shooting, adding 9 assists and 5 rebounds but got little or no help up front as starting 6'5" post Germain Bendegue had only 7 points and 2 rebounds before fouling out. 6'3" Devon Norris and 6'5" Ryan deWinter each had 13 for Dal while 6'7" Drew Stratton had 7 points and 7 rebounds. The Axemen once again played without defending AUS Player-of-the-Year Paolo Santana, out with an ankle injury. Acadia hosts UNB twice next weekend while Dal hosts UPEI also next weekend. Acadia/Dalhousie Box Score

Cape Breton (2-0) 90, Memorial (0-2) 69 The Capers swept their weekend series in St. John's, NFLD. as 6'5" Eric Breland had his second consecutive 20+ point game, finishing with 21 points and 9 boards as the Capers built up an 18 point halftime lead. 6'1" Mark McGarrigle went 5 for 10 from three point land and had 17 points and added 8 assists while 5'11" JUCO transfer Chris Noddle, originally from Brampton, ON, saw a season-high 26 minutes and responded with 17 points for Cape Breton. 6'1" Robert Grant had 15 points to lead MUN. The Capers prepare for two home games next weekend against the nationally-ranked St. Mary's Huskies in Sydney. Memorial/Cape Breton Box Score

UPEI (2-0) 71, UNB (0-2) 69 The Panthers swept the weekend series against the Varsity Reds with a two point win this afternoon. 6'3" Andrew Black led the way for the Panthers with 20 points and 12 rebounds while veterans Brent McLaren and Jared Budd chipped in with 12 and 11 points respectively. UPEI led by 7 at 37-30 at the break. Colton Wilson led UNB with 14 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals while Thor Jensen added 14 points in a losing cause. Game Report from Scott MacDonald of UPEI Basketball Blog UPEI 71- UNB 69 It wasn*t the dominating performance from the first meeting of these teams, but UPEI used a decided advantage on the glass and some timely defense to sweep UNB this past weekend. UNB was able to control the tempo for the first quarter of play, slowing down the UPEI attack as both teams used a more methodical *pound it in* style of play compared to the freewheeling play from Saturday. Andrew Black was the focus early scoring on a layup, grabbing a defensive board and then an offensive putback to score the early Panther points. Brent McLaren was able to hit a jumper to make it 6-5 with 5 minutes left, and then Jared Budd hit a three in transition just seconds later to put them up 9-5. UNB went on a 5-0 run and looked to build momentum but a Chad MacDonald putback and one from the line energized the team giving them a 12-10 lead one they would hold for the next 31 minutes. The Panthers would go on a 12-3 run over the remaining 3 minutes as Budd hit another triple with 2 seconds left in the quarter giving the team a 21-13 lead. Panther rookie guard Todd Williams was a pleasant surprise in the second quarter as the Sackville High product played well at both guard spots, finding his way to the rim and making some outstanding passes in the half court. UPEI*s domination of the glass continued as they were getting two and three cracks at the hoop as the quarter went on. UNB came on strong at the end of the quarter scoring several *and one* baskets to shrink the Panther lead to just 33-30 with over a minute remaining. Jon Cooper though made a steal and took off on the break scoring a layup, and then followed up a missed layup with an impressive one hand follwup to keep the Panthers ahead at the half 37-30. Coming out of the break, Andrew Black went on a run scoring the Panthers first 7 points, McLaren hit another jumper on the wing, and then Black scored again giving him 9 of the 11 Panther points. UNB was steady from the outside hitting jumpers, but it was a McLaren triple with time expiring in the quarter to pump up the Panther lead to 59-52. McLaren then hit another 3 coming out to start the fourth and the Green and White were on a roll leading by 10. A UNB offensive foul and Budd floater in the lane, followed by a halfcourt violation continued the Panther roll. The Reds ran off 4 straight points of their own to bring them to 64-58, but Budd hit another triple with 6:18 left. Then the Panthers were able to grab 3 straight offensive boards on a single possession, and Manock Lual scored 1 of 2 from the line. UNB's Michael Anderson made a three to cut the lead to just 68-65, then made a layup to cut the margin to a single point. After a Panther miss UNB took their first lead of the game since the first quarter at 69-68 by hitting two free throws with just 2:32 left. Then UPEI*s defense came up huge, with several key steals and stops. First a Jon Cooper steal led to a McLaren layup to take the lead back at 70-69 with 1:38 left, then Chad MacDonald and Andrew Black came up with steals on the next two UNB possessions forcing the Reds to foul twice. MacDonald made 1-2 from the line, giving the outside shooting Reds one last chance for victory. After the ball was knocked out of bounds by UPEI with 3.2 seconds remaining, their last shot came up short and the Panthers held on for the 71-69 win to move to 2-0 on the regular season. UPEI was dominant on the glass with a 41-27 advantage, with a 15-4 lead on the offensive glass. Black led the Panther charge with 20 points and 12 boards, Brent McLaren scored 12, Jared Budd had 11, Manock Lual and Jon Cooper each had 8. Colton Wilson and Thor Jensen each scored 14, with Michael Anderson scoring 12. Next up for the Panthers is a two game matchup with the Dal Tigers in Halifax.

Once again, Scott McLean from Simon Fraser has put together a video recap of the Clan vs. Lethbridge game, click here to view

Thanks to St. FX's Neil Foshay for sending along this audio clip of Coach Steve Konchalski's comments on the first part of the young season Coach K Audio Clip

John Short from the Edmonton Sun recaps last night's Saskatchewan victory over Alberta in Edmonton Successful Weekend?

Ottawa/Lakehead article from Friday's game which appeared in the Thunder Bay Source

John Browne from the St. John's Telegram reports on this season's edition of the Memorial Seahawks Grant returns as old guy on new look team

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