Saturday, 31 October 2009

Daemen College 77, Laurier 74

6'5" Kale Harrison's challenged, twisting/turning three at the buzzer came off and the home side escaped with a three point win over the Golden Hawks who fought back from an early 13 point deficit in Buffalo, NY. 6'2" Jesse MacDonald led Laurier with 17 points while Harrison added a 10 point/10 rebound double double. 6'5" Connor Meschino had 14 points while 6'0" Travis Berry and Evan Schwantz each added 11 for the Hawks, who fought back to tie the score at 60 before Daemen took a two point lead and then missed the back end of a two shot foul with 5.6 seconds, giving Laurier one final chance at a tie. "We appeared to intimidated early by their athleticism and missed some shots I hope we usually will make", commented Laurier Head Coach Peter Campbell, "but after we realized we could play with them we were fine." The Hawks brought it back to 45-39 and then a balanced scoring effort (5 guys in double figures) helped Laurier surge to tie the game. Laurier opens their OUA season this coming Friday against the Toronto Varsity Blues.

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