Sunday, 30 December 2007

Other Action involving CIS teams from last night

Here is a smattering of articles concerning other CIS teams that saw action yesterday and last night.

TOUGH NIGHT FOR WOLFPACK MENS HOOPSTERS IN IDAHO. "We played some lackluster ball" that's how Thompson Rivers University WolfPack Mens Basketball Coach Nevin Gleddie described his teams effort in a 97-66 exhibition loss to the NAIA Lewis and Clark State Warriors Friday night in Lewiston Idaho. Missing two starters (Kamar Burke and George Aramide), the Wolfpack committed 30 turnovers which helped the American side lead by 38 at one point in the second half. Senior Forward Mike Gordy (Denver Colorado), a second team NAIA Allstar from last season, led the way for the Warriors. he hit 10 of 16 from the field and wound up with 28 points. I thought he would be this effective," LCSC coach Tim Walker said of Gordy's play thus far, even though he's faced several double teams and sagging zone defenses this season. "We made it a point that he would touch the ball a lot." The Victory raised Lewis and Clark State's record to 8 and 15 for the season. The loss puts TRU's overall record at 3 and 15. "We didnt scrap at all tonite" lamented Gleddie "Its something that we have done all season'. He added that a bright spot for his crew was the fact that a number of players who saw little floor time during the first half of the CIS campaign came up with a good effort. Matt Pierce (1st year Winnipeg Manitoba), Lucie Saucuic (2nd year Coquitlam, BC) and Chris Vanderweide (2nd year Ladysmith B.C) each had 11 points for the WolfPack. The same two teams go at it Saturday afternoon (2 pm) at the LCSC Activity Center.
Larry Read
Sports Information Officer
Thompson Rivers University-Wolfpack

GOLDEN HAWKS DROP GAME TO ST. MARY’S Courtesy of Mike Quigley, Laurier Golden Hawks Assistant Coach; The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks played their second game against an AUS opponent in as many days, unfortunately with the same results. Their opponent sin the consolation round of the 17th Annual Rod Shoveller Memorial Tournament at Dalhousie University were the St. Mary’s University Huskies who came away with an 82-66 victory. As in the previous night’s contest, the Hawks stayed with SMU through most of the 1st quarter. St. Mary’s guards were able to penetrate the Hawks defense and either get to the rim to score or dump off for easy baskets. With the score tied at 17-17 with just over a minute to play in the quarter, a pair of Hawk turnovers led to easy Huskie baskets and St. Mary’s led 21-17 after one period. The second quarter was one of short runs by each team. Unfortunately for the Hawks, their lone 7-0 run was sandwiched in between two 7-0 Huskie runs of their own. 6 Golden Hawk turnovers in this quarter alone did not help Laurier’s momentum and, after being held to a mere 12 points in the period, they found themselves trailing 40-29 at halftime. The Hawks opened the second half cutting St. Mary’s lead to single digits 41-32 but quickly found themselves back down in a bigger hole following a 10-1 Huskie run. The Golden Hawks stopped moving their feet on defence and, as a result, committed 12 fouls in that quarter alone, sending the Huskies to the foul line where they converted on 12/15 attempts. St. Mary’s led 61-47 at the end of the third period. The 4th quarter saw the Hawks go on a couple of short runs but again, it was a case of too little, too late. During this quarter the Hawks played St. Mary’s as close as possible but still lost the quarter 21-19. St. Mary’s made use of their inside power by scoring 13 of those points in the paint to take the game by a final score of 82-66. Justin Golob (2nd yr, post, St. Catherine’s, ON) broke out of a shooting slump to lead the Hawks with 15 points, 11 in the 1st half. Rookie Kale Harrison (1st yr, wing, Stratford, ON) continued to impress with another double-double - 14 points and 11 rebounds. Unfortunately, too many missed chances (at least 12 missed layups) left the Hawks shooting a mere 31.5% from the floor and only 6/24 (25%) from behind the 3-point arc. Mark McLaughlin (3rd yr, G, Dartmouth, NS) led the Huskies with 27 points. Ikeobi Uchegbu (3rd yr, F, Ideani, Nigeria) finished with a double-double - 15 points and 10 rebounds. The Hawks will now take on their third AUS team tomorrow morning - the UNB Varsity Reds - in tournament consolation play.

UCFV Men's Basketball: Cascades advance to consolation final of CBC tournament ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - UCFV rookie Ravi Athwal (Surrey, B.C.) had a team-high 16 points as the Cascades defeated Kwantlen University College, 97-74, on Saturday afternoon at the annual Bearcat Holiday Classic hosted by Columbia Bible College. With the win, UCFV advances to the consolation final on Sunday at 3 p.m. where the Cascades will face the School, a local club team from Abbotsford. Athwal, a 6'5" guard from Fleetwood Park, was named player of the game. Athwal collected 16 points and 10 rebounds in just 25 minutes of action. Fourth-year forward Mike McKay (North Delta, B.C.) also posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Seniors Anthony Lao (Vancouver, B.C.) and Lee Jackson (Olympia, Wash.) added 14 and 10 points, respectively. Kwantlen led 43-37 at the break, but UCFV stormed back in the second half to advance to the consolation final. In their opening match-up of the tournament on Friday night, the Cascades fell 93-81 to Big Bend Community College. Jackson paced the squad with 25 points and was named player of the game. Lao had an impressive return to the UCFV line-up after breaking his jaw earlier this season. The 6'4" guard fell one point and one rebound shy of a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds in 26 minutes off the bench.
Athwal and fourth-year guard Darren Johnson (Prince George, B.C.) also reached double-digits with 11 points each for the Cascades. UCFV faces the School at 3 p.m. tomorrow in the consolation final at CBC. The Cascades open the second half of Canada West regular season play on Friday, January 4th when the team travels to Brandon for a showdown with the No. 5-ranked Bobcats.
Kimberly Moser
Sports Information and Marketing Coordinator UCFV Cascades University College of the Fraser Valley

Carroll College defeated Lethbridge 91-55.

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