Saturday, 29 December 2007

More Notes from the Dearmon Tournament; Neate Sager commentary

Neate Sager has a piece on Out of Left Field on Ottawa's win over St. Mary's and another post recapping yesterday's action on the CIS Blog

In York's win over Laval, les Rouge et Or struggled from the perimeter all day long against the Lions zone "d", shooting 9 for 30 as a team (30%), highlighted by a 1-13 effort from downtown by defending CIS Freshman-of-the-Year 6'3" J.F. Beaulieu-Mahieux, who finished with only 7 points on 3 for 21 shooting overall. Laval's touted 6'4" freshman Jerome Turcotte also struggled with only 7 points and had 9 turnovers in the game. Bright spots for Laval included 6'7" All-Canadian candidate J.P. Morin, who had a 24-point/11-rebound double double including 6 offensive boards while emerging 5'9" freshman point guard Xavier Baribeau was the lone Laval perimeter shooter who had any success, going 5 for 9 from beyond the arc for 15 points. Taking away Baribeau's performance, Laval as a team was only 4 for 21 from downtown. All 4 of Laval's top players played over 30 minutes in the game. For York, freshman Vadim Rezenberg had 15 points and 8 rebounds. Rezenberg had some solid games earlier in the season but was quiet toward the end of the first half of league play. Rezenberg could provide the Lions with a shot in the arm in the second half. Fellow freshman Dalton Olinoski continues to get time, logging 32 minutes last night as York appears to be starting to lean on their rookies for more contributions. Fourth-year star Tut Ruach had another solid 22-point/4 rebound/6 assist effort... In Waterloo's win over Ryerson, 14 different Warriors saw action and Waterloo went a solid 10 for 26 from downtown led by Cam McIntyre's 19 points. With 6'7" Boris Bakovic in foul trouble all afternoon long, 6'10" Joey Imbrogno stepped in and had a game-high 15 rebounds but was only 3 for 8 at the free throw line. The Rams played without usual starting point guard Ryan McNeilly last night... The Varsity Blues jumped on McGill early and often, going 6 for 9 from 3 point land in the first half and holding the Redmen to only 29% shooting in the first 20 minutes to grab a 16 point lead at the break. 6'7" Nick Snow had one of his better offensive performances of the season with 23 points and added 9 boards while fifth-year point guard Mike Degiorgio again was in the middle of Toronto's success as, despite scoring only 5 points, he added 7 rebounds and 8 assists. Emerging 6'6" redshirt freshman Andrew "I've got way more game than Mark ever had" Wasik had another solid effort with 11 points and 6 rebounds in 26 minutes. McGill's Moustafa El-Zanaty continues to show observers he is one of the better pure scorers in the CIS with 19 points but the Redmen will need to get more from 6'4" Sean Anthony, who had only 1 point in 9 minutes. McGill went only 8 for 26 from three point land and 7 for 13 from the foul line... Queen's got off to a very slow first-half start against Western, scoring only 22 points, including 1 for 7 from downtown, in the first two quarters to go into the locker room down 12 at the half. The Gaels woke up to shoot 57% after halftime to actually come back and take the lead but the Mustangs were able to get a late shot for veteran Brad Smith with 5 seconds left to grab the win. In the end, Queen's was undone by 21 turnovers, only 7 trips to the foul line and only 2 offensive rebounds all afternoon. Western welcomed back previously injured 6'5" Andrew Wedemire to the lineup, who played 20 minutes, going 2 for 9 from the field.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Toronto's Rob Paris left the game with a badly sprained ankle, probably out for the rest of the weekend.