Thursday, 15 November 2007

Thursday Evening Notes

Thanks for the notes received from many readers regarding the SMA charity and the kind thought of making a donation. I hope to be able to put up a link so that those who wish to can make an on-line donation.

Some unfortunate news out of Cape Breton as Jonathan Wyse, a transfer from Humber College originally from Mississauga, was charged with mischief. Capers Coach Jim Charters has been asked by the university not to comment on the situation. Hopefully this situation will come off positively as all the facts come out. Charters has suspended Wyse indefinitely as a result of the charges CBU Athlete charged in damage to soccer pitch

Neate Sager previews the Ottawa Gee-Gees in his weekly column on school sports in the Ottawa Sun Taking their shot: GG's hope to prove skeptics wrong

Wayne Thomas of Dino Hoop News previews this weekend's Calgary at Lethbridge two-game series: The Lethbridge Pronghorns have been underdogs for years, it seems, but the pesky 'Horns have given the big brothers from Calgary some painful setbacks in recent meetings. Just last season Lethbridge stole one in the Bridge City with an infamous last second sumo takedown by Scott McKinnon on Ross Bekkering, and, in Calgary earlier in the campaign, Richard Steed's hustling heroics helped the 'Horns drop the Dinos for a split. This year may be the most challenging of his tenure at U of L for Coach Mike Connolly, since he has lost a group of seniors, including the high-scoring McKinnon along with shooter Matt Bekkering. Re-shuffling the lineup, Connolly has Steed back at the point dealing out 4.2 assists per game and scoring more than ever (9 pts.), and the inside threat is Ryan Anderson, a 6'5" grad of Calgary's Sir Winston Churchill HS, 12.5 ppg. Transfer Shawn Nelson, 6', 9 pts., from LCC has been bombing from 3 pt. range, and Quinn Van Gaalen, a 6' lefty freshman from LCI, 11pts., has been seeing big minutes. The Dinos (3-1), tied for the Central Division lead with Alberta, hope to sweep the Pronghorns (0-4) in Lethbridge for the first time in 4 years. This is a return to Southern Alberta for star transfer Henry Bekkering, who is a legend at Myers HS in Taber, and who will get extra attention from 'Horns defenders, to say nothing of the usually rabid U of L fans. The 6'7" Henry is averaging 16 pts. and 6 rebounds, and the Dinos would seem to have the inside edge with 6'8" Ross Bekkering at 11 pts. and 9.5 boards, and 6'5" Rob Sihota with 11 pts. and 6 rebs. This matchup looks like two Calgary wins ... but, as we saw last weekend, road victories are always tough, and Lethbridge has been a particularly unfriendly venue for the Dinos. Notes ...
- Lethbridge has 4 Calgary products on their roster ... Steed, Dr. E.P. Scarlett, Anderson from Churchill, Greg Jobagy, 6'5" 2nd yr. , transfer from U of C, Lord Beaverbrook, and Remington Stemmler, 6'11", William Aberhart, North Dakota St. Coll. of Science.
- Southern Albertans gracing the Dinos lineup include the two Bekkering brothers form Myers, Joe Schow, 6'9", Magrath HS, Chris Unsworth 6'8", Medicine Hat HS
- Steed plays an average of 34 minutes for Lethbridge, while Calgary has no one over 30 minutes. Steed also is near the league lead in steals and assists.
- Jeff Price and Cody Darrah are 5th and 6th in 3 pt. field goal % shooting at .46 and .45, Nelson , .32, and Van Gaalen, .33, are tops for the 'Horns.
- For the season Calgary shoots better in every category ...
------------------ FG% 3pt.% FT%
Calgary .......... 43% 36% 68%
Lethbridge ....... 38 31 56

-Of course, stats never pre-determine the outcome ... 'That's why they play the games !"; No web-cast this week ... why not drive down ... only 90 min. from S. Calgary !!

As well, here is a story on the Dinos from the Gauntlet (Calgary campus newspaper) Inconsistencies plague Dinos men

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