Sunday, 30 December 2007

Late Results from last night: Brock, X & U of T Advance

The three championship games at seperate CIS Holiday tournaments are set for today after St. FX knocked off host Dal, Toronto Varsity Blues defeated Waterloo and Brock continued its fine play with a win over Calgary at the Wesmen Classic.

Brock (10-9) 75, Calgary (12-3) 72 The Badgers jumped out to an early 18-4 lead and held the lead throughout the game before having to hold off a surging late Dino run to advance to Sunday's championship game at the 41st Wesmen Classic against Minot State. 6'1" Scott Murray (24 points including five 3's) was instrumental in the Badger win with a big late three and a free throw to provide the final three point margin. Murray moved into 16th all-time in Brock career scoring (1,424 career points) surpassing both Brian Bleich (1,413) and two-sport Brock Hall of Famer Terry Rigg (1,403). Brock won despite losing both 6'7" Dusty Bianchin and 6'8" newcomer Mike Muir to fouls against a big, strong and potent Calgary front line and getting only 2 points on 1-11 shooting (0-7 from 3) from the usually-proficient Mike Kemp. 5'10" fifth-year point guard Brad Rootes recorded his second double-double of the tournament with 14 points and 10 assists. Muir added 15 points and three rebounds in 19 minutes off the bench. 6'7" Owen White (Port Hope, Ont.) chipped in with nine points and six rebounds in the victory. Leading the Dinos was Jeff Price who recorded 22 points. Henry Bekkering added 17 points and six rebounds while Robbie Sihota registered a double-double fnishing with 13 points and 12 boards.
Here is a report from Shawn Whiteley - Brock Sports Information including Box Score Murray leads Badgers over #7 ranked Calgary, advances to Championship Final Follow last night's game via the in-game reporting of the Scrum also an article by Ken Wiebe in the Winnipeg Sun on Winnipeg's semi-final loss to Minot State which featured a strong effort from Wesmen Mike James in the loss Not a Classic for Wesmen

A nice article on Erfan Nasajpour in today's Winnipeg Free Press by Chris Cariou that hints on the All-Canadian guard's career plans once his fifth and final season as a Wesmen is complete Mr. Everything eyes future

#10 Toronto (15-4) 73, Waterloo (5-11) 51 The Blues blew out to a 44-19 halftime lead in a game that was basically over midway through the second quarter. 6'2" Nick Magalas, starting in place of injured 6'2" Rob Paris, hit five first-half threes for 18 of his game-high 20 points and the Blues held Waterloo to only 27% shooting in the first half and 30.6% for the game in advancing to Sunday's championship game at the Dearmon tournament where they will meet Western. 6'4" Paul Sergautis also was key from beyond the arc, finishing with 18 points while steady 6'3" guard Mike Degiorgio again orchestrated things offensively with 13 assists against only 1 turnover adding 7 points and 5 rebounds. 6'3" Cam McIntyre had 14 points on 5-14 shooting including only 1-6 3's to lead the Warriors.

St. FX (12-6) 83, Dalhousie (9-8) 74 6'8" freshman Islam Luiz de Toledo led a game-deciding 19-9 run off the start of the third quarter with 10 points during the run including a pair of thunderous slams to lead the X-Men into the championship game of the Rod Shoveller Memorial tournament at Dalhousie in Halifax. Toledo, a native of Brazil who has begun to dominate games with his athleticism and skill, finished with a tournament-high 30 points and added 12 rebounds as X built leads as large as 18 in the second half and coasted to the win. X jumped out to a 16-4 run off the start of the game and then watched as the Tigers brought the game back to 35-30 by halftime, primarily on the exploits of 6'1" Andrew Sullivan, who finished with 26 points on 5-6 from downtown. But the X-Men quickly took charge early in the second half behind Toledo and 6'2" Tyler Richards, also instrumental in the run, who finished with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. 5'10" Christian "T-Bear" Upshaw added 16 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists for X while stalward 6'3" forward Dwayne Johnson added 13 points/5 rebounds but was marked with 10 turnovers, part of a 26 turnover game for St. FX. X again played without regular rotation player 6'5" Terrence Taylor. X meets Ottawa in the championship game today. Halifax Daily News article on last night's X win

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