Monday, 5 October 2009

Laval shoots 77% from downtown and thrashes Paladins

Laval Rouge et Or salvaged one game from their trip to Eastern Ontario by hammering RMC 108-48 in Kingston on Sunday afternoon. After a pair of close losses to uOttawa in Gatineau on Friday and an overtime loss to Queen's on Saturday, Laval came out strong from the opening tip and dominated almost immediately, knocking shots down (17-22 from beyond the arc/60% for the game overall), running transition and sharing the ball well.

6'5" Etienne Labrecque led the way with 27 points (7-8 3's) while 5'10" freshman point guard Richard Addaï had 22 points (5-7 3's). Veteran 5'9" starting point Xavier Baribeau added 17 points and 6'2" Christian Trottier, starting in place of injured 6'3" J.F. Beaulieu-Mahieux finished with 12 points.

For RMC, who was led by 6'6" Matt Wookey with 14 points, "it was a good reminder how far we have to go to be able to compete", commented Paladins Head Coach Scott James. Laval was aggressive from the tip and transitioned very well shooting 60% fg for the game and a blistering 77.3% from 3pt.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

After a big win over King's College and a close loss to Concordia, it's back to reality for RMC.
A 60 point loss to Laval at home is pretty discouraging considering Laval was without its best player.
Makes you wonder what kind of team Concordia will have this year.
They lose big to Queen's, got hammered by 19 against the OCAA's St. Lawrence College and salvage the trip with a single digit win over a team that has been the worst in the CIS for the last four years.
The Stingers could be in for a world of hurt this season.