Friday, 28 December 2007

Friday, December 28th CIS Action

LAST NIGHT'S RESULT: McMaster Marauders stumbled out of the gate and could not recover as University of Tampa Spartans defeated Mac 91-61 in Tampa's home opener in Florida on Thursday night. The Marauders had 6 turnovers in the first 4 minutes of play to fall behind 18-8 as 6'8" Mouchtar Diaby picked up 2 fouls in the first minute and a half of the game. A 19-5 Spartans run gave the home side a 40-17 and later a 17-3 run propelled Tampa to a 33 point lead late in the first half. In all, Tampa forced 27 turnovers in the game including 9 by Mac's Jermaine DeCosta and the Spartans made 13 of 24 threes to win going away. Freshman Brett Day had 11 points to lead Mac while veteran shooting guard Jason Scully went 3 for 7 from downtown to finish with 9. McMaster played without 6'9" newcomer Terry Licorish. Game Report from U of Tampa site plus Mac/Tampa Box Score *** FURTHER UPDATE *** The Marauders were without Licorish who could not get to Tampa in time for the game after spending Christmas with his family in Montreal. Licorish is now with the team, arriving a little too late to play in last night's game. According to reports, the Marauders "loooked like they have been off for 4 weeks" and ran into a buzz saw of Tampa seniors who played very well. Mac was also without regular 6'6" Joe Pollizzi was injured. The Marauders will scrimmage on the 31st agains Eckard College, another tough D2 team which plays in the same conference as Tampa.

The holiday schedule continues today with a large slate of games across in the country and in the U.S. Chad Lucas from the Halifax Chronicle-Herald presents his preview of the Rod Shoveller Memroial tournament including news that injured Tigers starting guard Andrew Sullivan, out with a broken wrist since early November, will return to Dal's lineup today. Tigers hope return of key players will boost lineup. Also the Winnipeg Free Press has a preview of the Wesmen Classic by Chris Cariou A Basketball Junkie's Dream Ken Wiebe from the Winnipeg Sun has a feature on Wesmen's Nick Lother No Sophomore Slump

Please note that the folks at The Scrum plan to provide detailed coverage of this weekend's Wesmen Classic in Winnipeg, including lots of live updates from the tournament, through each game, starting with Friday's noon CT tipoff with Brock-Brandon. As well, they've updated their third podcast as of today so please take a listen and enjoy David Larkins' updates throughout the weekend.

Here is a schedule of today's games in the CIS:

NOON ET/ 1 PM AT Concordia vs. UNB (Rod Schoveller Memorial Classic in Halifax at Dalplex)
12:30 PM/9:30 AM PT Victoria vs. Vanguard College (NAIA - Los Angeles, CA) (at Scottsdale CC, Arizona)
1 PM ET/NOON CT Brock vs. #3 Brandon (First Round 41st Wesmen Classic in Winnipeg)
2 PM ET York vs. Laval (Ed Dearmon Memorial Tournament at Ryerson)
2 PM ET/3 PM AT Ottawa vs St. Mary's (Rod Schoveller Memorial Classic in Halifax at Dalplex)
2:30 PM ET/11:30 AM PT Simon Fraser vs. Trevecca Nazarene (NAIA - Nashville, TN) (at Scottsdale CC, Arizona)
3 PM ET/2 PM CT #2 Acadia vs. #4 Calgary (First Round 41st Wesmen Classic in Winnipeg)
4 PM ET Queen's vs. Western Ontario (Ed Dearmon Memorial Tournament at Ryerson)
5 PM ET/6 PM AT Laurier vs. St.FX (Rod Schoveller Memorial Classic in Halifax at Dalplex)
5 PM ET Windsor vs. Northwood University (NAIA - Florida) (Battle of the Beach, West Palm Beach, FLA.)
6 PM ET Ryerson vs. Waterloo (Ed Dearmon Memorial Tournament at Ryerson)
7 PM ET/ 8 PM AT Laurentian vs. Dalhousie (Rod Schoveller Memorial Classic in Halifax at Dalplex)
7 PM ET/6 PM CT RMC at Winnipeg (First Round 41st Wesmen Classic in Winnipeg)
8 PM ET Toronto vs. McGill (Ed Dearmon Memorial Tournament at Ryerson)
8 PM ET Fraser Valley vs. Big Bend CC (JUCO) (Columbia Bible College Bearcats Holiday Classic in Abbotsford, BC)
9 PM ET/8 PM CT Minot State vs. Manitoba (First Round 41st Wesmen Classic in Winnipeg)
10 PM ET/ 8 PM MT Lethbridge at Rocky Mountain College (NAIA) (Rocky Mountain College tournament - Billings, Montana) LISTEN LIVE!
10 PM ET/ 7 PM PT Thompson Rivers at Lewis-Clark State College(NAIA - Lewiston, Idaho)

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