Sunday, 6 December 2009

'Cats drop pair in North Dakota

Brandon Bobcats finished their pre-Christmas schedule with a pair of games this past Friday and Saturday night in North Dakota against Williston State Tetons, a Junior College playing in the Mon-Dak Athletic Conference. The Tetons took advantage of 27 Brandon turnovers last night to defeat the 'Cats 81-68, despite Brandon staying in the game with 19 offensive rebounds. 6'5" Kyrie Coleman led the way for the Bobcats with 14 points while 6'3" Dany Charlery added 13 in limited action. Friday night, the Tetons took a 15 point first half lead and cruised to an 88-66 win as Charlery had 20 to lead Brandon. Brandon Coach Keith Vassell took advantage of the two games to try some new wrinkles and got everyone ample playing time. Vassell also very happy with how the final couple of weeks ended for Brandon given the tough schedule and the fact that his star All-Canadian Charlery played hurt for much of the first half. "Our team defense has improved steadily however it is clear we need to find a player who can step up on the glass and we can count on to grab big rebounds for us." Brandon's next action is at the UQAM tournament in Montreal after Christmas, a trip which will be a homecoming of sorts for Charlery, a native of Montreal. Immediately after the UQAM tournament, the 'Cats must prepare for probably their toughest road trip of the season as the Canada West schedule re-opens for them in January with games at #1 UBC and at UVic.

Williston State 88, Brandon 66 (Friday night)

Williston State 81, Brandon 68

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