Sunday, 17 October 2010

Cape Breton 101, Guelph 99 in Overtime

6'3" Paris Carter banked in a driving layup with 1.2 seconds remaining in overtime lifted the Capers to their first win in seven games, a tremendous come-from-behind victory at Guelph.  With the score tied and the Gryphs with the ball, Cape Breton forced a loose ball that the Gryphs initially recovered but then was tied up with the possession arrow in Capers favour.  After a timeout, Capers got Carter the ball and as he did virtually all afternoon he drove the lane for a dramatic finish, as CBU came all the way back from an early 26 point deficit including a 17 points down entering the fourth quarter.

Carter and 6'7" Scott Jaspers-Fayer combined for 56 points as the strong, slick Carter (30 points) continually put pressure on the Guelph "d" off the bounce while Jaspers-Fayer shook off a slow start to dominate in and around the paint with 26 points.  The Capers welcomed back 6'4" Phil Nkrumah who ended up fouling out of the game but 6'2" Jimmy Dorsey was again in street clothes for the game.

The Gryphs led by 4 with about 1 minute remaining after a three by 5'11" Kareem Malcolm but then gave up an easy score and turned it over on the in-bound immediately thereafter.  The Gryphs also struggled from the free throw line down the stretch.

Guelph meets Humber College at home on Tuesday night.

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