Thursday, 8 October 2009

Thursday's wrap up (not including late games)

McGill 76, Laurentian 64... In Montreal, the Redmen withstood a strong start by the visiting Vees by finishing the first half on a 27-12 run to lead by six then quickly extended the lead to double digits early in the third. Laurentian rode the hot shooting of 6'5" Jamie Campbell, who went 3-6 in the first half and keyed an 18-11 start in the first quarter for Laurentian. The Vees, who were also got 12 points on 4-6 shooting from downtown from newcomer 6'4" Manny Pasquale, could not get the game closer than 8 in the second half. McGill got tremendous work inside form 6'4" fourth year forward Michael White, who had a game-high 24 points (11-15 shooting) and added 8 rebounds while burly 6'4" fourth-year forward Jesse Woods added 14 on 6-7 shooting, mainly inside. McGill freshman 5'10" Olivier Bouchard had a tidy 10 point, 7 rebound evening as the Redmen overcame a 3 for 17 effort from downtown by scoring inside and taking care of the ball (only 9 turnovers all night). Laurentian now moves on to face Concordia tomorrow night in the first round of NIKE Invitational at ConU.

Carleton pounds Ste. Foy in Ottawa... 6'3" sophomore Anthony Ashe had 19 points while 6'3" Elliott Thompson had an 18 point/12 rebound double double as the Ravens jumped out to a 19-2 lead and went on to defeat Ste. Foy, a CEGEP from Quebec, 83-43. Carleton, which again played without the services of regular starting point guard 5'10" Mike Kenny, finished 14 for 28 (50%) from downtown on the evening. Ste. Foy had lost a tight game at Algonquin College on Thursday night, trailing by 2 with 40 seconds left (final score not exactly known). The Ravens get set to host their annual House-Laughton Invitational next Friday, Saturday and Sunday with Saskatchewan, Bishop's and UPEI visiting the Raven's Nest.

St. Lawrence-Kingston (OCAA/CCAA) 74, Laurier 73... In Kingston, the Hawks held a one point lead and the ball with 18 seconds left but turned it over on an in-bound pass that Vikings Jamal Clarke converted into the go-ahead layup and then Laurier missed a couple of chances with seconds remaining as the Vikings won another against CIS competition. Laurier's guards had trouble all night long against the quick, athletic Vikings backcourt as 5'8" freshman Adrian Tomlinson (Toronto West Hill) created numerous turnovers. Laurier led much of the first half, garnering leads as high as 12, before Vikings took over with their defense and strong outside shooting in the second half. 6'2" Jesse MacDonald, who went scoreless in the first half, then got going along with 6'5" Kale Harrison, giving Laurier the lead late before Clarke's heroics made the Vikings 2-0 vs. CIS competition after defeating Concordia handily last week.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Actually, the final score was Carleton 85 Ste Foy 45,
It was 27-7 after a quarter and 44-18 at the half, so at no point Ste Foy was really in this one.
Mike Kenny is nursing a sore hamstring and from what I understand could have played if it was a crucial game but obviously such was not the case.
He may be ready for the House-Laughton tournament.
Last night Algonquin beat Ste Foy 89-84 in a close and pretty entertaining match.
Interesting to see SLC beat another CIS team.
I believe Ste Foy is suppose to play Ottawa U Friday but I'm not sure.