Friday, 14 March 2008

Quarter Final #3 - Acadia 85 Laval 77 FINAL

Here are some of the relevant numbers from this game; Saintil paced Acadia with a 27 point, 10 rebound double-double, and was named the Axemen Player of the Game; Laval's Beaulieu Maheux led all scorers with 28 points, and was named the Rouge et Or Player of the Game; Acadia dominated the glass, to the tune of 36-20 ... Acadia withstands the run, and pulls away to an 85-77 win; the Axemen advance to Saturday's second Semi-Final, where they will face the winner of the Carleton/Alberta game ... Laval is making a big run, cutting the margin to only 3 points, 74-71, with just under 5 minutes to play ... Sorry for the lack of updates; the wireless connection at Scotiabank Place picked a bad time to go down :-) ... After 3 quarters, the Axemen lead 62-53, but a nice little run by Laval at the end of the quarter gives them a bit of hope ... Midway through the third quarter, Acadia still holds the advantage, stretching it to 55-37 ... Looking at some first half stats; the two All Canadians led the way; Leonel Saintil scored a game high 13 points for the Axemen, while JP Morin paced the Rouge et Or with 11; Acadia dominated the glass, outrebounding Laval 21-11, including 11 big offensive boards ... It was all Acadia in the second quarter, outscoring Laval by a 28-10 margin, to take a 39-28 lead into the locker room at the half ... The run continues, now stretching to 16-2, giving the wild card selection a 27-20 lead ... The Rouge et Or have gone cold from the field, and Acadia has taken advantage, outscoring the Quebec champs 9-2 in the first 3 minutes of the second quarter, to knot the game 20-20 ... After one quarter of play, the Rouge et Or hold a 18-11 advantage; Acadia seems to be forcing the ball too much on the offensive end; JF Beaulieu-Maheux leads the way for Laval with 9 points, while Andrew Kraus has 6 for the Axemen ... Five minutes in, Laval leads 10-5, on the strength of a couple of three-balls ... This is Dale Stevens, subbing for Mark, while he takes care of the colour commentary for the internet broadcast; I'll try to keep you updated on the game; Most recent posts at the top; We're about to get underway!!

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