Friday, 25 January 2008

OUA: Friday's Results

#1 Carleton (21-0, 15-0) 71, Queen's (15-9, 9-6) 58 6'4" Ryan Bell went 6 for 8 from downtown for a game-high 21 points including a big 3 with about 3 minutes remaining to break a Queen's run as the Ravens pulled off a solid road win before a jam-packed house at the Bartlett Gym in Kingston. The Ravens used a 6-0 run off the start of the third quarter to go up 10 but the Gaels hung tough and got to within 5 at 61-56 late in the game but 6'6" Mitch Leger missed a three and then Bell followed with his clutch shot to help Carleton pull away. 6'6" Travis Mitchell looked to match Bell shot-for-shot, going 5 of 7 from 3 to finish with 20 for Queen's. The Gaels hurt themselves by going only 12 for 19 from the free throw line including a 3 for 7 effort from Leger (12 points, 7 rebounds). 6'7" Aaron Doornekamp added 18 points and 9 rebounds for the undefeated and #1 Ravens, who now prepare to meet cross-town rival Ottawa Gee-Gees at Scotiabank Place in the annual Capital Hoops Classic Saturday night.

#6 Toronto (21-6, 12-3) 80, Laurentian (3-22, 2-14) 61 In Sudbury, 6'2" Rob Paris struck for 19 of his game-high 29 in the first half, including 5-9 from downtown to lead the Blues. Toronto led by as many as 13 in the first half but 6'3" Paul Kovacs (20 points) hit a late first-half three for Laurentian and then started the second half with a conventional 3 point play to bring the Vees back to within 4 early in the third quarter. But Toronto then scored the next 8 points and after a 21-8 run had the game well under control at 59-42. 6'6" redshirt freshman Andrew Wasik added 12 for Toronto which had a balanced scoring effort and dominated the glass, at one point enjoying a 34-13 edge on the glass.

#7 Ottawa (19-5, 13-2) 91, RMC (0-22, 0-15) 46 All 12 Gee-Gees played at least 12 minutes and no starter played more than 18 minutes as Ottawa routed RMC in Kingston. 6'3" Sean Peter had 16 points in 16 minutes while 6'0" freshmen Vlad Pislaru (13 points) and 6'6" Justin Bell (12 points) had nice nights for Ottawa. 6'10" Nick Cooke had 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winless Paladins.

York (6-20, 4-12) 72, Ryerson (6-18, 5-10) 53 In a game that was over before halftime, the resurgent Lions got another dominating performance from 6'3" Tut Ruach (16 points, 6 rebounds, 9 assists) and led by 20 at halftime, holding the normally-high scoring Rams to just 21 first half points. 6'7" Boris Bakovic had 14 points on 3-14 shooting to lead Rye. The Lions win sets up an interesting cross-town battle between York and the Toronto Varsity Blues tomorrow night at Tait MacKenzie Gym in North York with the Lions playing better than they have all season long.

#8 Windsor (15-5, 11-4) 85, Lakehead (9-12, 7-8) 57 The Lancers came up with another dominating defensive performance, holding the T-Wolves to only 21 second half points in a 29 point win. Eleven of 12 Lancers played significant minutes and even without 6'5" Kevin Kloostra, who is still injured, Windsor was able to handle Lakehead comfortably. 6'8" Greg Surmacz continued to show he is likely the most consistently good big man in the conference with 18 points and 10 rebounds while 6'1" fifth-year point Ryan Steer added 17 points and 11 assists. 6'3" Isaac Kuon made 3 3's as part of his 16 point effort. 6'4" Kiraan Posey led all scorers with 20 points but went only 1-9 from downtown. The teams meet again tomorrow night at the St. Denis Center in Windsor.

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