Saturday, 16 October 2010

House-Laughton: Ravens dominate, Lancers come back

Carleton 81, McGill 60  The Ravens put on another display solid one-and-done defending and tremendous half-court "o" in building a 19-1 lead off the start of the game and then grabbed leads as large as 30 early in the third quarter to rout the Redmen in Ottawa.  6'3" Elliott Thompson made numerous threes, some with defenders closing out aggressively to lead the Ravens, who also got a solid game from 6'3" Phil Scrubb, who continues to rapidly mature into an offensive force.  Another emerging presence for the Ravens is 6'6" Dan Penner who stroked a couple of three and generally was very good creating and finishing.  McGill's touted freshman 6'3" Simon Bibeau broke Carleton's early run but was in foul trouble all night, sitting for much of the first half and then picking up his fifth early in the fourth quarter.  The game was foul filled with numerous flow interrupting whistles.  The Redmen clawed their way back into the game midway through the second quarter, down only 15 but then a late Carleton run stretch the halftime lead to 25 and then later 30 or more in the second half.

Windsor 74, Victoria 64  6'0" Monty Hardware's conventional three-point play gave the Lancers the lead for good late in the third quarter while 6'8" sophomore Liam Phillip had a monster 26 point, 20 rebound effort in dominating the Vikes inside and occasionally out as Windsor won their first vs. CIS competition in advance of tomorrow night's OUA Wilson Cup rematch against Carleton.  Hardware had 17 points and 6'3" Isaac Kuon added 16 points for Windsor, which trailed for the first 27 minutes of the game before finding Phillip time and time again inside against single coverage and the lanky post finished at will, also knocking down a pair of open 3's.  6'1" Jeff Cullen was Vikes top overall performer on the night - when he is scoring and creating, Vic's offense runs smoother.  The Vikes had a 7-2 run early led by Cullen and Marco Dolcetti to grab a 25-15 lead but Windsor was able to get back to within 4 at 36-32 by halftime.  5'11" Zac Andrus had a nice effort off the bench for Victoria.

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