Saturday, 7 November 2009

OUA Saturday Night

The second of back-to-back games produced little of the high-energy and drama of Friday night and the OUA West once again took 5 of the 8 games on the evening. Here is a recap of last night's games (afternoon games were covered previously).

Carleton (2-0) 80, Brock (1-1) 63 The Ravens pulled away in the third quarter, shooting 11-24 from 3 for the game as 6'3" Elliot Thompson had 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists without a turnover and less-heralded 6'6" freshman Tyson Hinz went 3-5 from downtown for 15 points to lead Carleton. 6'4" freshman Clinton Springer-Williams had 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead Brock. A 10-2 Ravens run early in the third pushed the lead to double digits.

Ottawa (1-1) 80, Guelph (0-2) 53 After both teams suffered close losses on Friday night, early energy was the chief concern of both coaches and it was uOttawa, led by 6'4" Josh Gibson-Bascombe (18 points, 10 assists overall including 6 points in the first quarter), which had more going, especially defensively. Ottawa forced 24 turnovers including several shot clock violations and held Guelph to 33% shooting, 2-14 from downtown and only 1 double digit scorer (6'4" Jay Mott 12 points in only 21 minutes). The Gee-Gees used an 8-0 run midway through the second quarter to take a 9 point lead and then led by 18 at 35-17 before a mini Gryph run brought the game back to 8 by halftime. 6'6" Warren Ward had 18 points for the Gee-Gees including a breakaway slam off solid Ottawa defensive ball pressure. Ottawa led by 18 at 62-44 after three quarters and then held Guelph to only 9 fourth-quarter points.

Windsor (2-0) 100, Laurentian (0-2) 77 In another second of two back-to-backs that was generously described as "a little ugly at times", the Lancers and Vees combined for 52 fouls and 56 free throws as 4 players including 3 Vees fouled out. The Lancers were able to pull away with a 11-19 effort from downtown and 21 offensive rebounds (50-26 advantage overall) to move to 2-0 on the young regular season. 6'3" Issac Kuon had 24 to lead the Lancers while 6'5" Nigel Johnson-Tyghter added a 17 point/14 rebound double double. 6'6" Andre Smyth led the assault on the glass with a 13 point/13 rebound double double. Laurentian, which stayed in the game by going 12-25 from downtown, got a 4-6 effort from 3 from Isiah Pasquale while reserve Georges Serresse had 21 and Manny Pasquale 20 (13-15 from the free throw line).

Ryerson (2-0) 77, Laurier (0-2) 50 The surprising Rams made it two straight on the weekend with another strong defensive effort, holding Laurier to just six second quarter points and only nine points in the fourth quarter. Boris Bakovic had a game-high 27 points and a game-high 16 rebounds for Rye while Josh Budd added 14 points despite being in foul trouble. Kale Harrison had a 17 point/10 rebound double double for the Hawks, who did not shoot the ball anywhere near as well as against Toronto on Friday night, shooting only 25% for the game including 23% from downtown.

Waterloo (1-1) 58, Toronto (1-1) 55 The listless Blues, playing without 6'8" Nick Snow who was ill, could not complete the comeback as Nick Magalas's three at the buzzer went in and out allowing the Warriors to claim the upset. Waterloo scored the game's first 12 points as Varsity had trouble bouncing back after Friday night's thrilling OT win over Laurier however a 12-3 Toronto run brought the game back by the end of the quarter. A third quarter run by Waterloo gave the Warriors a five point lead and they led by 3 late before Magalas's three came out. Magalas had 19 to lead all scorers while Rob Paris, who had 30 on Friday, went only 1-8 from downtown and finished with only 11 for Toronto. Ben Frisby led Waterloo with 17 points.

McMaster (2-0) 56, Queen's (0-2) 50 With thanks to Eleanor Gow, a long-time contributor to Dale Steven's CUBDL... This was a mistake filled game that looked very sloppy at times. The Marauders scored first and it was over two minutes before the Gaels tied the score. MAC took the lead at 6:51 but could not hold on. The lead changed hands several times and the quarter ended with Queen’s ahead 16-13. The second half featured more of the same, several lead changes punctuated by many turnovers and other sloppy play by both sides. The half ended with McMaster ahead 31-25. Mitch Leger had 10 points for Queen’s while Keenan Jeppesen with 9 points was top scorer for McMaster. McMaster had 11 turnovers and Queen’s had 16. MAC only managed 7 of 16 points from the line. Despite continuing their sloppy play in the second half, MAC held a modest lead for the rest of the half. The third quarter ended with MAC ahead 46-43. The fourth quarter was a very low scoring affair, with nothing essentially changing. Queen’s got to within 1, 51-50 with 43 seconds left but could not close the gap. Keenan Jeppesen was McMaster’s top scorer with 16 points. Ryan Christie added 10. For Queen’s, Leger had 17 and Baris Ondul had 12. Ondul was named Queen’s player of the game. MAC had 23 turnovers in the game and only got 13 of 28 free throws.

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