Saturday, 5 January 2008

Articles from last night's action

Chris Kallan reports on last night's Acadia victory at St. Mary's and also provides an update on injury Tigers guard Simon Farine in this morning's Halifax Daily News. Farine was injured during last weekend's Rod Shoveller Memorial tournament. Dalhousie defeated Memorial last night and meets the Axemen in Wolfville tonight. Axemen earn hard fought win over Huskies

Chad Lucas had a busy night last night busting around Halifax to ensure he does his usual strong job of covering AUS basketball on his blog AUS Notes from all over

The Kingston Whig-Standard reviews last night's Toronto victory over Queen's in Kingston Third-quarter surge leads Blues over Gaels

Here is nice piece on Queen's guard Simon Mitchell excerpted from a Claude Skilley article in the Kingston Whig-Standard "If he could custom build a player to serve as a mentor to the five freshmen who are getting all that floor time with the Queen's Golden Gaels this year, Rob Smart probably would come up with someone a lot like Simon Mitchell. "Simon's been the glue," said Smart, coach of the varsity men's basketball team. "The thing that Simon and Ryan [Hairsine] and Baris [Ondul] give us is maturity. The other kids learn their work ethic." Among the five newcomers who have been playing some impressive ball for the Gaels is Mitchell's younger brother, Travis. What Travis Mitchell and the others are seeing, Smart said, is not just the amount of work Simon and the other veterans do. They see how they approach it. "They're serious about it," Smart said. "They're not here, necessarily, just to have fun. They're here to win basketball games and that's a psychology you've got to get. At some point, you need some people to care about winning and losing if you're going to play at this level. "Simon's our best player and he's also as hard working as anybody. He's in the gym twice a day and he's in the weight room. He's just a good example for the kids, and he's a good student, too. You can't ask for a better example."

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