Saturday, 28 November 2009

Waterloo 85, York 72

With thanks to Martin Timmerman...

The Waterloo Warriors made it two in a row by defeating the York Lions on Saturday by a score of 85-72. With the win the Warriors have a 5-3 record in OUA play, good enough for a tie for third place in the West Division. See the CIS Results Page for league standings across Canada.

The Warriors started the second game in a row with a hot shooting streak. After six minutes of play the Warriors had hit 5 of 7 from the three point line and held an 18-7 edge. After the opening period the Warriors were up 25-9 and hitting 44% from the field. In the second period, the Warriors went inside more often, increasing the shooting percentage to 47% for the half and bringing the big guys into the game. At the half, Waterloo led 45-29. York did play the Warriors even in the period with contributions from David Tyndale and Stefan Haynes.

Waterloo's shooting cooled down in the second half as they hit just 33% and only 2 for 12 from three. Foul shots helped as York sent Waterloo to the line 17 times in the second half. Waterloo was able to push the margin over 20 points early in the fourth period, and led by 20 with four minutes remaining. Waterloo got all their players in to close the game.

Cam McIntyre hit for a season best 27 points, including tying his personal best for seven hits from the three point line. Matt Hayes hit for 14 points and 9 rebounds. For York, Stefan Hayes led the team with 22 points. David Tyndale hit for 16 points, while Dejan Kravic hit for a double-double, with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

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