Saturday, 16 February 2008

Gryphs sweep in Thunder Bay and eliminate T-Wolves

Guelph (12-9) 78, Lakehead (8-14) 76 6'4" Jay Mott's three pointer with under a minutes to play broke a 74-74 tie and pushed the Gryphs into a home playoff game and eliminated the Thunderwolves from the playoffs. Mott, playing with a broken bone in his right (shooting) hand, went 7 for 15 from downtown including probably the most important shot in his career in front of a emotional, jam-packed house at the Thunderdome. After Mott's three, the T-Wolves came back to within one on a put back by 6'4" Kiraan Posey (28 points, 7 rebounds) and then Lakehead held to gain the final possession. With just seconds remaining, Posey drove the lane and collided with 6'3" Nick Pankerichan in what appeared to be a very difficult charge/block call but no call was made and 6'4" Jonathan Moscatelli (15 points, 6 rebounds) retrieved the loose ball and went 1 for 2 from the line with under a second remaining for the final margin. Guelph has a chance to finish third if they can pull out a win on Wednesday at Western while Lakehead misses the playoffs despite making a stellar 7 game improvement over last season's 1-21 effort.

x- Windsor 16-5
y- Brock 15-6
z- Western 12-9
z- Guelph 12-9
z- McMaster 9-11
z- Laurier 8-13
Lakehead 8-14
Waterloo 5-16

x- clinched first place
y- clinched first round bye
z- clinched playoff spot

Sunday's Game: McMaster at Waterloo (make up of game postponed from last Wednesday due to inclement weather).

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