Wednesday, 11 August 2010

New Mexico State 98, Montreal/McGill Alumni 93 OT

Noteable items from today's game include McGill's incoming 6'3" freshman Simon Bibeau scoring 6 of his 14 points in the overtime, former Redmen sharpshooter (circa late 90's) Dominic Marcario notching a game-high 24 points, 6'3" Montreal native Shawn Bowen scoring 16 points (Bowen is expected to join the current McGill team shortly after three seasons at NCAA Division 1 Stetson Hatters) and the appearance in the game of long-time Canadian National team member and Montreal basketball legend Dwight Walton, still able to ball at this level at the tender age of 45.

The Aggies were led by their Canadian contigent including incoming freshman Christian Kabongo with 19 points, Hamilton's Tyrone Watson with 18 and Montreal's Hernst Laroche with 15.

Aggies defeat Montreal/McGill All-Stars

SAINT LAMBERT, Quebec (Aug. 11) – The New Mexico State men’s basketball team beat an alumni team from McGill University, 98-93, in overtime in an exhibition scrimmage on the Champlain College campus in Saint Lambert, Quebec.

In overtime, the Aggies scored the first seven points to help secure the win. NM State had five players in double-figures with freshman guard Christian Kabongo posting a team-high 19 points. Sophomore forward Tyrone Watson had 18 while junior center Hamidu Rahman scored 17. Junior guard Hernst Laroche finished with 15 points, including two free throws at the end of regulation to force the extra time, as senior guard Gordo Castillo tallied 14.

“This was a tough one,” head coach Marvin Menzies said. “You could see the fatigue in the guys, and it was evident in their play because they couldn’t go long stretches like they did yesterday. We settled into a nice groove at the end of the game, and this team (McGill) had a couple more additional players that play overseas and they were very tough.

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