Saturday, 23 February 2008

Redmen remain in hunt for second with key win over Citadins

McGill 81, UQAM 77 The Redmen kept their hopes of finishing as high as second alive with a tight win over the Citadins at home at Love Gymnasium. UQAM now faces the prospects of completing their season against first-place Laval in a must-win situation just to hope to avoid le Rouge et Or in the first round of the playoffs. McGill came from behind in the fourth-quarter led by their 6'4" 1st Team QSSF all-star Sean Anthony's 25 point/13 rebound performance. 6'3" Moustafa El-Zanaty added 17 points for the Redmen, who shot a blistering 23-27 from the foul line (85.2%) against only 68.8% for the Citadins (22/32). 6'4" Mario Joseph had a 16 point/10 rebound double double for UQAM while 6'3" Sam Johnson added 17. Game report from McGill's Earl Zuckerman

Laval 13-2
Concordia 8-7
McGill 8-7
UQAM 7-8
Bishop's 2-14

Tonight's Game: Laval at UQAM
Sunday's Game: Concordia at McGill

A UQAM win over Laval tonight gives them some hope in finishing third and avoiding Laval in the first round but it will come down to the tiebreaker between whichever team loses Sunday's showdown for second place between Concordia and McGill.
CORRECTION: A UQAM win tonight over Laval clinches third spot for the Citadins as they own the tiebreaker with both McGill and Concordia, so if the Citadins win tonight, the loser of tomorrow's game goes to Laval with the winner hosting UQAM. Otherwise, if Laval wins tonight, it's UQAM at Laval and McGill/Concordia with the winner of Sunday's game getting home court advantage next weekend.

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