Sunday, 8 November 2009

Articles from the weekend

Coach K broke the record for career wins by a CIS coach over the weekend. Which game the feat was accomplished in is the subject of some debate explored by Monty Mosher of the Halifax Chronicle-Herald

X-Men win without Coach K

The St. Francis Xavier X-Men won their AUS basketball regular-season opener Friday night in Charlottetown.

Whether history was made appears subject to debate.

The X-Men defeated the UPEI Panthers 94-83, in theory giving head coach Steve Konchalski the all-time CIS men’s record for coaching wins at 735, passing long-time Brandon head coach Jerry Hemmings. The caveat is Konchalski was suspended for the game as the result of an incident involving an off-court official in a game against Cape Breton last January.

Konchalski was not initially handed a suspension by the AUS, but received the sanction later after Cape Breton appealed to a judicial review panel.

St. F.X. athletic director Leo MacPherson said Friday the win counts on Konchalski’s record as far as he’s concerned. So have the two other games he’s missed in his 35-year career, which resulted in a win and a loss.

Reigning conference MVP Christian (T-Bear) Upshaw had 22 points to lead the X-Men. Will Silver collected 16, Charlie Spurr 13 and Terrence Taylor 10.

Terrence Brown had 28 for the Panthers.


Guelph Mercury's article on the Gryphs tight loss to Carleton

Hoop Gryphs edged in opener

With the clock ticking down and with the ball in their hands, the young Guelph Gryphons had everything they wanted for an opening-game upset.

Then the smothering defence of the Carleton Ravens stepped up, and the Gryphs had to settle for a desperation shot at the buzzer rather than the play they wanted to run.

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Another article from Friday's Mercury highlighting fifth-year senior Jay Mott


The shot didn't get any run on this site but 6'1" Didi Mukendi's game winner late in Brock's victory against Ottawa was as clutch as it gets

Badgers ground GeeGees

It wasn't planned but Brock's Didi Mukendi will certainly take his game-winning basket Friday night against the Ottawa GeeGees.

The reigning Canadian Interuniversity Sport rookie of the year hit a fadeaway baseline jumper late in the game to give the Badgers a season-opening 72-20 triumph over an Ottawa team which went to the national championships this past spring.

"It was a scramble and I went to the ball with 10 seconds left. I got the ball, attacked and took what the defence gave me," the six-foot 180-pound guard said.

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