Sunday, 22 November 2009

Sunday Articles roundup

Congratulations to Scott Morrison and the Lakehead Thunderwolves who remain undefeated in league play. Next weekend's home games at the Thunderdome against #1 Carleton and Ottawa should be tremendous.

Lakehead in rare air
By Mike Aylward, Special to the Chronicle-Journal

It‘s only six games into the OUA men‘s basketball season and coach Scott Morrison and his Lakehead Thunderwolves team find themselves in heady, if unfamiliar, territory.
Namely sitting atop the OUA West Division with a perfect 6-0 record.
The sixth win came Saturday – a 78-69 win over the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury. Andrew Hackner led the way with 17 points, including three three-pointers and Yoosrie Salhia had 12 points to go with 12 rebounds as the Thunderwolves stormed back in the second half.

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Toronto gives Gryphs the losing Blues

The failure to finish curse at the University of Guelph has moved from Alumni Stadium to the Mitchell Athletics Centre.

For the second night in a row, the Guelph Gryphons dropped a close game to a Toronto opponent, this time the Toronto Blues, in OUA men’s basketball play Saturday.

The Blues rallied in the final two minutes to come back from a one-point deficit to record a 64-61 victory. Friday, the Gryphs were edged by the Ryerson Rams 79-74 as Ryerson scored seven of the game’s final nine points in its last 45 seconds.

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Unheralded Clan keeping pace with vaunted 'Birds; cis basketball: UBC and SFU men lengthen perfect records

The CIS' No. 2-ranked UBC Thunderbirds have some crosstown company over the early stages of the Canada West men's basketball season.

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Three Clan players score 15 points to beat Valley; university: SFU men (5-0) tied for first with UBC

Kevin Pribilsky, Greg Gillies and Sean Burke all scored 15 points, with Gillies also grabbing 13 rebounds, to lead the SFU Clan to a 71-62 win over the host Fraser Valley Cascades (3-3) in Canada West men's basketball action Saturday in Abbotsford.

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Victoria Times-Colonist article on UVic men's/women's sweep on Friday night at TWU


Rookie knows his role with Badgers, Cicuttini helps Brock men's team snap four-game losing streak

At first glance, Mark Cicuttini's numbers on the scoresheet don' seem to be that impressive: Six rebounds, six points and a couple of steals in 24 minutes of floor time.

It takes a closer look to realize how valuable the first-year forward's numbers were in the Brock Badgers' 80-69 win over the Ryerson Rams Saturday afternoon at Bob Davis Gymnasium.

Cicuttini's big contributions came off the boards as the Badgers (2-4) rallied from an 11-point deficit to snap their four-game Ontario universities losing streak.

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Western men's, women's basketball teams beat Queen's

The complaints were pretty much identical.

Fortunately, the results wound up identical as well.

The Western Mustangs men's and women's basketball teams took on Queen's Gales in Ontario university play Saturday at Alumni Hall.

Both teams wound up on top with the men defeating the Gaels 85-72 and the women winding up 66-53 winners.

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Acadia grab four points from UNB


Magloire may heed call

The Big Cat can see himself prowling the court for Canada at next summer's FIBA world basketball championship in Turkey.

"Representing my country is an honour and a privilege and it's something I've entertained," Toronto native and Miami Heat centre Jamaal Magloire said last night when asked if playing at the 2010 worlds is on his radar.

"I'm looking forward to more dialogue with the Canada Basketball."

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