Thursday, 29 October 2009

Lakehead 77, Valley City State 68 + several articles of note

Lakehead overcame a slow start to lead at the half 40-31 and held on for the win over Valley City State University Vikings, an NAIA team based in Valley City, North Dakota. Officials called it tight to the tune of 46 total fouls. Lakehead gave up 23 points at the FT line but otherwise played tough defense throughout the last 30 minutes of the game. Both teams turned the ball over with LU committing 22 turnovers and Valley City with 19. LU out-rebounded VCSU 44 - 23. Jamie Searle led 24 points on 9-11 shooting, Yoosrie Salhia 16 points, 10 rebounds, Joseph Jones 13 points and Ryan Thomson 10 points 7 rebounds. Thunderwolves Head Coach Scott Morrison was "pleased with the defensive effort we gave today after a slow start. Valley City did a good job pressuring the ball and making us uncomfortable early, but we hung in there and did some damage in the paint to open up the perimeter. We have one more tough test tomorrow night with Jamestown to prepare us for the tough OUA east interlock schedule in November."


The Gateway, University of Alberta's campus newspaper, previews this season's Bears and new Head Coach Greg Francis

Francis era begins vs. ’Horns: Bears Basketball ready to tip-off the regular season at home

CAN’T TOUCH THIS Scott Lee and the Golden Bears open up the regular season at home this weekend against the Lethbridge Pronghorns as the CW basketball season tips off across the conference.
Sitting at 2–4 on the preseason and coming off a lengthy road trip, the University of Alberta basketball squad is prepared for their upcoming home opener against the Lethbridge Pronghorns. Led by head coach Greg Francis, the Bears have already weathered a rigorous schedule, in which they’ve played each game on the road and have encountered various top-ranked sides.

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Spartans poised for big season: Tyrell Mara headlines a strong recruiting class which should help Trinity Western build on last year's solid season

There will be no flying under the radar for the Trinity Western Spartans this time around.

After posting their best season ever (20-10) and coming up one game shy of qualifying for the national championships for the first time, the men’s basketball program went out and added the best recruiting class in school history.

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Wesmen men finish fourth in Pembina Chrysler Invitational: Wesmen lead for three quarters against Concordia but lose in final 10 minutes

The Wesmen men’s basketball team lost two hard-fought games to finish fourth at the 2009 Pembina Chrysler Invitational Oct. 23 to 24.

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Eyes on the prize for men’s hoops from McMaster Sil

Keenan Jeppesen is one of the most experienced basketball players in the OUA. Ryan Christie is a rookie. Together, they might give McMaster a chance to win its first CIS Championship.

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Patching up the pre-season from the Fulcrum, uOttawa

Men’s basketball finishes third at Jack Donohue tournament

MONTPETIT HALL WAS a testing ground Oct. 23–25 as four varsity men’s basketball teams experimented to find the right players and starting combinations in the 35th annual Jack Donohue pre-season tournament. The University of Ottawa men’s basketball team played host to the Cape Breton Capers, the Bishop’s Gaiters, and the University of Toronto Varsity Blues. The tournament—which honoured the former head coach of 17 years of Canada’s national basketball team—concluded on Oct. 25 as the Varsity Blues defeated the Capers 76-68. Earlier in the day, the Gee-Gees beat the Gaiters 82-73 to finish in third place.


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