Sunday, 18 October 2009

Saturday Night's late games from out west

Windsor 89, Simon Fraser 82 In Burnaby, both teams shot the 3 extremely well and both squandered 10 point first half leads but a 42 point second half by the Lancers, keyed by 8 for 11 shooting from downtown after halftime, was the difference as Windsor finished their trip to B.C. at 2-1. The Clan had a 15-0 run to close the first half to lead by 10 but then the Lancers closed out the third quarter on a 20-5 run of their own. Veteran 6'7" Nigel Johnson-Tyghter, who is quickly establishing himself as the Lancers offensive catalyst, had 20 points, 8 rebounds plus several nice kick outs from the post for open 3's, for Windsor, which for the most part showed crisp ball movement and intelligent decisions with the ball. Monty Hardware added 13 and Matt Handsor 12. "SFU gave us troubles with their Princeton-style offense at different times but we found a way with a balanced team effort.", shared Lancers coach Chris Oliver.

Report from Simon Fraser web site: Second half surge pushes Lancers past Clan

A second-half surge by the University of Windsor allowed the Lancers to cut down a ten-point Simon Fraser University Clan men’s basketball halftime lead, as the Lancers defeated the Clan 89-82 in exhibition action on Saturday night. The Clan are back in action next Friday night when they host the Waterloo Warriors.

“We just didn’t play well defensively, particularly in the second half,” said SFU head coach Scott Clark following the game. “We have to work harder on the defensive end if we want to have any success.”

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Fraser Valley 89, Laval 76 The Cascades rode a great start to lead by as many as 14, only to see les Rouge et Or come back to take the lead at 66-62 with about 5 mins to go with the ball. However Fraser Valley closed the game with some really big shots and numerous second chance points down the stretch to grab an important victory. UFV scored 27 points in the last 5 minutes to win by 13. 6'3" Sam Freeman again was the story offensively for the Cascades with 23 points while 6'0" transfer Craig Bauslaugh added 18 and 6'4" freshman Joel Friesen had 15. 6'2" Christian Trottier had 14 to lead Laval while 6'3" J.F. Beaulieu-Mahieux and 5'9" freshman J.P. Renaud added 13 apiece (Renaud was 3 for 4 from downtown) while 6'5" Etienne Labrecque finished with 12 and 6'4" Jerome Turcotte added 10 for Laval, who meets Thompson Rivers this afternoon before returning home to Quebec City to host their big tournament next weekend which features three possible Top 10 teams in Calgary Dinos, undefeated Dalhousie Tigers and undefeated Western Mustangs.

Report from UFV web site

Two evenly-matched teams battled down to the final seconds during non-conference men’s basketball action Saturday at Envision Athletic Centre in Abbotsford.

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Laval 16 21 20 19 - 76
Ufv 25 23 12 29 - 89

Thompson Rivers 103, Langara 79 (Friday Night)

Courtesy of CUBDL... What a difference a week makes. The Thompson Rivers University
WolfPack looked like a completely different team seven days after losing their
first pre season game of 2009. Friday (Oct 16) against the Langara College
Falcons (BC College Athletic Association), the WolfPack dominated three of the
four quarters en route to a 103-79 victory. That squares TRU's exhibition
record at 1 and 1. It was the Falcons first pre season game of the year.

"I was pleased with the first and third quarters," stated TRU head coach Thom
Gillespie. "I thought our effort, energy level and and defensive focus was
better. We kind of let that slip away in the second quarter and allowed them to
do the things they are good at. They penetrated and got a number of threes and
got to the free throw line. We lost that quarter. That certainly wasn't in
our game plan. Our goal was to keep them under 15 points per quarter."

The WolfPack led 32-20 after the first quarter, going on an 8-0 and 11-0 run.
In the second quarter, Langara's Karol Cybula (3rd year, forward, Burnaby, BC)
and Hardeep Braich ( 2nd year, guard, Abbotsford, BC) went to work. Cybula had
18 points by the break, with Braich chipping in with 17.

The WolfPack though led 53-47. Drew Bleth (5 th year, Ridgefield, Wash) had 13
of his game high 21 points in the first two quarters.

"I was pleased that our intensity and energy was up in the third quarter,"
Gillespie added. "Our starters were strong and we limited them to 10 points.
That helped ignite our offense."

"We struggled for most of the game," stated Langara head coach Jake McCallum.
"We have only had a few scrimmages. I saw some flashes of things I liked but I
also saw some things I didn't. I liked the way we competed hard, but not

Aside from Bleth's 21 points, Greg Stewart (4th year, forward, Kamloops, BC)
had 17 points, 5 blocks and 9 rebounds. He was named the TRU Bookstore "Leader
of the Pack" player of the game. Jeff Friesen (5 th year, forward, Duncan, BC)
contributed 15 points. Other TRU players in double figures were Charles Barton
(2nd year, forward, Vernon, BC) with 13 and rookie Travis Beck (forward,
Vernon, BC) with 10.

Braich and Cybula both had 21 to lead the Falcons.

The same two teams go at it again Saturday afternoon (Oct 17) at 3 pm at the
TRU Gym.

TIME OUTS: Gillespie on getting all his players into the game: "Certainly I
think Travis Beck and Joseph Tubbs (1st year, forward, Mississauga, Ont) showed
they can contribute at this level. The two younger guys, Gerry (Brown, 1st
year, guard, Kamloops, BC) and Milos (Janjic, guard, Toronto, Ont) were given
an opportunity tonite. They don't usually get as many reps in practice. There
are things they don't understand but will learn with time. It's a big change to
play at the CIS level."

The WolfPack take on the University of Laval Rouge et Or Sunday (Oct 18) at 3
pm at the Tournament Capital Center. Laval lost 91-82 to SFU on Friday night
and are being considered by some experts as a top five CIS Team this year.

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