Monday, 16 August 2010

Kentucky 96, Western 68

The Mustangs hung around for much of the first half, getting it to 5 at 38-33 on a three by 6'4" freshman Quinn Henderson (Dundas Parkside) but the 'Cats scored the final 6 points of the frame to lead by 11 and then broke the game open by creating numerous Mustang turnovers off full court pressure and then converting in transition.  6'8" Adam Jespersen made his Western debut memorable scoring 21 points and adding 9 rebounds - Jespersen appears to be a difference maker in the Mustangs lineup.  Mustangs lost the services of 6'5" OUA West First team all-star & Second team All-Canadian Andrew Wedemire early in the second half when he took a charge on Kentucky's star guard Brandon Knight in the lane, appearing to favour his hand and did not return.  Wedemire had an injury-plague career (mainly his knees) and showed last season that when healthy he is as crafty and quick as any post player in the nation.  The game was played before another packed house of 2,200 fans at the St. Denis Center in Windsor in what again was a pro-KU crowd.

The Cats finish their three-day, three-game tour of Canada with an 11 AM matchup against the Windsor Lancers tomorrow morning.

Cats whip 'Stangs (Lexington Herald-Leader)

Kentucky explodes in the second half to defeat Western  (Andy Watson - UWO SID)


Anonymous said...

Wedemire got taped up and did return

Anonymous said...

Western and Windsor are to be commended for
going up against such a vaunted program as KU.
If it were a boxing match, it would be the equivalent
of a welterweight going up against the heavyweight champ.
Neither team had a realistic hope of winning, but both
showed courage and tenacity competing as hard as they
possibly could against a vastly superior
group of athletes.