Saturday, 5 September 2009

U of T 85 , Chattanooga 70

6' 4" Patrick Sewell had 25 points including 6 3-s and 6' 7" Nick Snow added 15 to lead the Varsity Blues to a comfortable victory. 6' 6" Andrew Wasik played a big role off the bench with 13 points while 6' 4" freshman Dakota Laurin from Calgary started and showed the handling and playmaking ability (4 assists) to be a rotation ready player. The Blues made the Mocs pay for an aggressive double teaming defence by continually breaking traps to get wide open 3-s. The Blues led by 15 at halftime only to watch the Mocs create some turnovers and cut the lead to 6. But Varsity's Justin Holmes knocked down back to back 3-s to restore Varsitys double digit lead which they held to the end of the game. Toronto defended and rebounded very well, mixing man to man and zone defences holding the Mocs to 3 of 24 shooting from downtown. 6' 2" Nick Magalas added 9 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the Blues, who play their next game Sat. October 3, 2009 against Sheridan College. In Montreal this afternoon, St. John's Red Storm hammered McGill by about 30 points (details to follow). Much thanks to guest blogger Lawerence Bird from St. Catharines, Ontario via French Lick, Indiana.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I watched the York-Chattanooga game. York's poor FG %, especially in the first half), led to too many transition opportunities for the Mocs. The Lions' youth showed at the end of the game when they allowed the Mocs to run out the clock without fouling. However, York had a number of impressive young players, including David Tyndale who single-handedly got York back into the game in the fourth quarter.

I was also impressed with the Mocs. They had a good combination of size and speed. For U of T to have beaten them, I think this is indication that the Blues definitely belong in the top 10 pre-season rankings.