Monday, 23 November 2009

Monday Articles

Cape Breton makes life miserable for men's, women's basketball Panthers

Cape Breton came into Charlottetown with its men’s and women’s basketball teams ranked eighth in the country and after winning all three of their games
against the Panthers this weekend proved they are among the country's best.
The Capers (4-0) won both games handily against the Panther women (0-4), 97-43 Saturday night and 92-27 Sunday.

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Axemen, Axewomen sweep UNB in four-point games

Alex Traikov had his first “double-double” of the season, with 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Justin Boutilier also had 21 points, leading Acadia to an 88-79 win over UNB Nov. 21 in Wolfville. The win was the fourth in a row to start the regular season for the first-place Axemen. J.DeCoste View all pictures Axemen, Axewomen sweep UNB in four-point games.

All in all, Nov. 21 was one of the most entertaining evenings of basketball at War Memorial Gymnasium in some time.

For good measure, both Acadia teams sent the crowd home happy with a sweep of the UNB Varsity Reds, the women winning 81-76 and the men prevailing 88-79 in back-and-forth contests.

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Mac hits road ... and wins

Watch the birdie.

That's what fans and players at Saturday night's Ontario University Athletics basketball doubleheader at York University had to endure.

Hoops action was delayed 80 minutes so the OUA badminton championships could conclude.

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Lady Vees hand Lakehead its first loss

The Laurentian University Lady Vees basketball team forged a perfect weekend at home by going 2-0 thanks to victories over McMaster and Lakehead.

Saturday, the Lady Vees handed Lakehead its first loss of the season, 82-78 in overtime.

Hanmer's Katie Goggins led the way with 17 points and six rebounds for the Lady Vees. Sudbury's Lisa Furchner added 16 points and 12 rebounds, Darrah Bumstead chipped in 12 points and 14 rebounds and Norma Jean Roberts added 16 points for the Lady Vees.

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Toronto Star's David Grossman interviews Ryerson Rams Head Coach Roy Rana on CJCL Radio

Roy is the head coach of the Ryerson University men's basketball team. He joined the team this year, and it's been an exciting time - on and off the basketball court. He joins David on The University Sports Show to discuss the end of training camp, his team's early-season performance, and some off-court controversy surrounding the Rams.


UBC’s Big Friendly Giant; Chad Posthumus may become the next big man on campus

Posthumus’ 7–foot–3 wingspan will come in handy for the Thunderbirds for many years to come.

Winnipeg’s Chad Posthumus is UBC’s newest big man. At 6-11 and 260 pounds, he has been recruited to fill the void left by centre Bryson Kool’s graduation and he relishes that. Though he hasn’t had much playing time yet this year, he is confident playing time will come.

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Push comes to shove, big advantage for Dinos

While the Physical Activity Complex shall never be confused with the neighbouring Rutherford Rink, basketball fans were probably waiting for a hockey game to break out Saturday night.

Screens were beginning to look like body checks. Gordie Howe's elbows were making a comeback. Bodies were flying everywhere.

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From Regina Leader-Post... The Cougars men's basketball team earned its first-ever victory in Edmonton against the Alberta Golden Bears on Friday. Regina got win No. 2 on the Bears' home court on Saturday.

Regina won 62-61 on Friday after a late bucket by Jamal Williams, who had a team-high 13 points. Alberta had a chance to win the game on the last possession, but coughed the ball up to Williams on the final play. Williams also had 10 rebounds while Kris Heshka had 12 points and 11 rebounds. Paul Schubach added 11 points, five rebounds and four assists.

Jordan Baker and Sahr Saffa each had 18 for the golden Bears.

On Saturday, Jeff Lukomski's 18 points led Regina (3-3) to a 78-73 win. Schubach added 17 in the victory while Williams had 12 and Jordan McFarlen had 11. Harvey Bradford scored 17 for Alberta (4-4).

Regina plays host to the Fraser Valley Cascades on Friday and the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack on Saturday at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport.


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