Friday, 28 December 2007

Results from Friday Night's CIS Action

Dalhousie 84, Laurentian 68 In a game that was tight toward the end of the first half, the host Tigers pulled away and will meet conference-rival St. FX in one of two semi-final games tomorrow night at Dalplex.

Toronto 80, McGill 68 The Blues jumped out to a 16 point halftime lead and then coasted to a 12 point win against the Redmen. Toronto shot a scorching 63% for the game including 9 for 19 from downtown and made 13 of 16 free throws. The Blues will meet Waterloo in one of two semi-finals tomorrow night. The Warriors took over in the third quarter when 6'7" Boris Bakovic picked up his 4th foul including a technical and started making open shots to pull away from the host Rams.

Winnipeg 80, RMC 56 From the Wesmen web site:
Erfan Nasajpour (Winnipeg) 18
David Duizer, Nicolas Cooke (RMC) 19
Matt Opalko (Winnipeg) Player of the Game

The host Winnipeg Wesmen defeated the RMC Palladins 80-56 in their opening game of the MTS Wesmen Classic. A large gathering of over 1500 spectators saw the Wesmen take a commanding lead of 21-9 after the opening quarter. RMC played a better second quarter but the Wesmen still went into halftime with a 39-29 lead. The third quarter was the story of this game as Winnipeg outscored RMC 24-2 to take a commanding 63-31 lead after three quarters. The Wesmen were able to rest their starters in the fourth quarter as Coach Crook was able to give every player decent playing time. Fifth year guard Erfan Nasajpour led the Wesmen with 18 points, three assists and six steals. David Duizer had 19 points for RMC as well as Nicolas Cooke who also added 16 rebounds. Winnipeg will face the winner of the Manitoba-Minot State in the semi finals Saturday night at 6:00 p.m.

St. Francis Xavier 94, Laurier 63 The X-Men jumped on the Hawks almost immediately, getting their transition game in gear to grab a 20 point halftime lead and went on to a comfortable win in another first round game at the Shoveller tournament in Halifax. Christian "T-Bear" Upshaw led the first half charge, going 7 for 7 from the floor to score 16 points prior to the intermission, many in transition, before tweaking his ankle and sitting out the second half as a precaution. 5'9" Will Silver gladly took the minutes in the second half and scored 13 of his own in the second half alone, going 5 for 5 from the floor; in all, X had 6 players in double figures including 6'3" Dwayne Johnson (14 points, 7 rebounds) who continues to step up his game with another formidable effort inside, while 6'8" freshman Islam Luiz de Toledo had 11 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks. X now faces the winner of the Laurentian/Dalhousie matchup which at last glance was tight, with the Tigers leading by 2 late in the first half.

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