Saturday, 16 October 2010

Hawk Challenge: Mac defeats Cape Breton; Concordia comes back late

Concordia 76, Laurier 72  6'2" Decee Krah capped an improbable comeback with a three with 16 seconds remaining that gave Concordia the lead for good and Krah and 6'2" Kyle Demarais iced the game on the free throw line lifting Concordia over the hosts.  Laurier led by 7 with 1:26 remaining when Demarais (18 points) finished a lay-in, starting the comeback.  Earlier, the Golden Hawks went on a 13-2 run capped by a three pointer from 5'11" point guard Travis Berry to build a 9 point lead with 4 minutes remaining in the game.  But the Stingers were able to hold defensively and get a big shot from the veteran Krah, a Hamilton, ON native.  Concordia also got 13 points from forward Evens Laroche while 6'5" Kale Harrison had 20 for Laurier (6-18 shooting) while 6'7" newcomer Patrick Donnelly added 18 (7-11 shooting) and 6 rebounds.  Box Score

McMaster 69, Cape Breton 60  6'8" Scott Brittain returned from a concussion with a heroic effort, scoring 17 points and adding 10 rebounds but more importantly playing a physical game to lead Mac to a win against the Capers who have lost 5 in a row going back to two weekends ago.  6'6" Cam Micheau led Mac with 18 points which won despite shooting only 30% including 3-15 from downtown but took advantage of 31 Cape Breton turnovers.  The Capers were led by 6'3" Paris Carter who had a game-high 21 points on 8-24 shooting and played without 6'1" point guard Jimmy Dorsey.  After Capers 6'6" Al Aliovic opened the game with consecutive 3's, the Marauders took off on a 16-6 run to end the first quarter and then grabbed their largest lead at 12 on a three by 6'8" freshman Taylor Black (8 points) before going into the halftime break up 5 at 31-25.  Early back-to-back threes by CBU's Carter cut Mac's lead to 3 early in the third but then a game-deciding 9-0 run culminated by a pair of steals and transition dunk by Michaud allowed Marauders to gap it.  CBU was unable to get closer than 4 in the fourth quarter.  6'2" Tremaine Fraser added 14 for the reeling Caper.  Box Score

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OK, now it is officially time for Cape Breton faithful to ask what in hell is wrong with these Capers?
CB is 2-5 overall, 0-4 against CIS teams and are on a 5 game losing streak.
It's only mid October but the Capers have already lost more games than they did all of last year (30-4 CIS, 37-4 overall) and from the look of things, many more losses are going to come.
They lost to UNB, a team they mopped the floor with 4 easy wins last year.
And they blew a 22 point, 3rd quarter lead to lose to an ACAA team in a tournament obviously set up for them to win.
Of course, excuses can be made about missing some key players, but this team is supposed to be deep and athletic.
Cape Breton is not known for playing technically sound, defense oriented basketball and so far this season it has bitten them in their rears.