Sunday, 30 December 2007

Early Consolation Round Results; Calgary Report from last night

Queen's (11-6) 76, McGill (9-7) 75 6'3" Simon Mitchell scored the winning basket with about 20 seconds remaining as the Gaels defeated McGill for the third time this season. 6'4" sophomore Matt Thornhill had 32 points in defeat for McGill.

Laval (9-8) defeated Ryerson (4-13) details to follow...

Brandon (14-5) 85, RMC (0-15) 34 From the Wesmen web site:
Yuri Whyms (Brandon) 17, Player of the Game;Nicolas Cooke (RMC) 9 The Brandon Bobcats defeated the RMC Palladins 85-34 in the seventh place game at the MTS Wesmen Classic. The Bobcats led 24-11 after the opening quarter and poured it on in the second outscoring RMC 24-4 to open up a commanding 48-15 lead at halftime. Fifth year post Yuri Whyms led Brandon with 17 points, 10 rebounds. Dany Charlery added 16 for Brandon including four-three pointers. Nicolas Cooke led RMC with nine points and eight rebounds. Brandon/RMC recap from the Scrum

St. Mary's (15-5) 76, Laurentian (2-15) 69 The Huskies had leads as large as 16 in the first half only to watch the Vees cut it to 5 by the end of the third quarter but then SMU took off on a 9-2 run to start the fourth quarter, allowing the Huskies to defeat the Voyageurs on the final day of the Rod Shoveller Memorial tournament in Halifax. 6'2" Mark McLaughlin had 20 points and 6 rebounds while 6'0" point guard Mark Ross had his usual quiet yet very effective game with 8 assists against only 2 turnovers. Ross was at his best during the game-clinching run early in the fourth as he converted a lay-up and had 2 of his game-high 8 assists. Laurentian got no closer than 6 points the rest of the way. 6'5" Aaron Duncan added 13 points and 6 rebounds while 6'5" Ike Uchegbu appears to be rounding into second half form with 13 points and 10 rebounds but he did foul out of the game. 6'6" Matas Tirilis had 15 points on 7 of 12 shooting for the Voyageurs, who were hampered by 2-13 shooting from downtown and 23 turnovers. 6'3" Paul Kovacs added 13 points and 8 rebounds for Laurentian, which gets set to travel to Ottawa next weekend to resume their OUA East schedule with games at Carleton and Ottawa.

Laurier (6-11) 77, UNB (3-16) 63 6'6" freshman Kale Harrison had 15 of his game-high 26 points after the intermission allowing the Golden Hawks to reverse a four half time deficit and soundly defeat the Varsity Reds on the final day of the Shoveller tournament at Dalhousie. Harrison had 7 offensive rebounds, part of the 20 "o" boards grabbed during the game by Laurier, which offset a 2-25 effort by the Hawks from downtown. Laurier outscored UNB 48-30 in the second half to win going away. 6'5" Colton Wilson had 23 points/7 rebounds for the Reds while freshman Adam Creaghan had 16 for UNB. 6'5" freshman Nick St. John added 13 for Laurier, which played 12 players in the game.

Thanks to Wayne Thomas from the Dinos for the following report from last night's Brock win over Calgary: Dinos Downed After Slow Start "Up-Up-Up the ladder ... D-o-o-w-w-n-n the snake!" As high as the Dinos were after beating #2 Acadia on Friday night at the MTS Wesmen Classic in Winnipeg, they are reeling after a 75-72 loss to the previously unranked Brock Badgers on Saturday. After an excruciatingly slow start, allowing Brock to seize a 22-10 1st quarter lead, the Dinos made a 4th quarter run to get as close as 71-70, but the Badgers' Scott Murray hit a trey with 30 seconds left, and a Robbie Sihota 3 pt. attempt to tie rattled out at the buzzer. Neither team shot the ball particularly well with Brock at 38% from the floor and Calgary a tepid 37% as the Dinos relied on 22 pts. from Jeff Price, 17 from Henry Bekkering, and a double-double from Robbie Sihota, who notched 13 pts. and grabbed 12 boards. Murray led both teams with 24 points including 5 treys, as the Badgers put up 12/40 from beyond the arc, while the Dinos managed only 4/19. Calgary out-rebounded Brock 52-31, but were missing offensive contributions from Cody Darrah and Tyler Fidler, who were a combined 1 of 11 from the shooting guard spot, and Ross Bekkering, who played only 18 minutes and drew a technical foul in frustration after having rung up only 8 pts. So as much as the Acadia win was a big plus for the Dinos for CIS rankings, the Brock loss will prevent them from gaining ground on Eastern schools. Calgary meets Winnipeg in Sunday's 3rd place game, and return home Monday to prepare for the resumption of league play next weekend at Alberta.

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