Sunday, 4 October 2009

Blues handle press, Bruins

U of T Varsity Blues used a 27-11 run to close the first half, dealing with Sheridan's constant, full-court pressure and went on to grab leads as large as 20 in defeating the Bruins 84-68 in Oakville. 6'2" Rob Paris had 24 points to lead the way for the Blues while 6'7" forward Nick Snow added 14. Sheridan's press gave the Blues trouble early but with the Bruins up 19-17 in the opening moments of the second quarter 6'7" Andrew Wasik (10 points overall) was on the finishing end of some successful press breaks and Toronto switched to a zone defense in the half court allowing the Blues to stretch their lead to 14 by halftime.

The Blues substituted liberally early in the second half however when Sheridan started creating some turnovers and cut the lead to 8, Varsity coach Mike Katz reinserted his starters and Paris followed with a couple of bombs to restore a comfortable lead. 6'5" Drazen Glizic added 14 for Toronto.

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