Sunday, 17 October 2010

Laval 70, Waterloo 59 (Martin Timmerman's Report)

Laval Rouge et Or put together a 15-0 run midway through the first quarter to erase an early Waterloo lead and create a gap from which Waterloo never recovered. The 11 point margin after 7 minutes of play would turn out to be the margin of victory as Laval defeated the Warriors 70-59 in Naismith Classic action on day two.

6'3" Jean-Francois Beaulieu-Maheux set the tone early as he hit 9 of the first 14 Laval points. Maheux would finish with a game-high 27 points for Laval. Waterloo hit just 21% in the opening frame, while Laval came out of the locker room with 44% shooting.

Waterloo shooting did improve as the game progressed, but in the end they hit on just 34% of shots to a 48% average for Laval. With Maheux hitting from all parts of the court, 6'4" Jerome Turcotte grabbed 7 rebounds and hit for 18 points, mostly inside.

For the Warriors, 6'3" Cam McIntyre led the team with 19 points. 6'8" Alan Goodhoofd was the only other player in double figures with 12 points.

Laval has a 2-0 record in the tournament and closes out the Naismith with a 12noon start against Memorial. Waterloo, at 0-2, finishes with a 4:00pm start against Ryerson. That Waterloo-Ryerson matchup will be broadcast live on SSN Canada.

In the 6:00pm matchup, the Ryerson Rams used three different runs in the first half to establish a comfortable lead over Memorial Sea-Hawks. Runs of 6-0 to start the game, 8-0 to end the first quarter and 8-0 to end the first half were the margin of difference as Ryerson held a 42-19 lead at half time. The final score was Ryerson 79, Memorial 47.

Ryerson used a long bench, with 13 players figuring in the scoring and three players in double figures. Ola Adegboruwa led Ryerson with 19 points and Jahmal Jones added 14 points. Memorial relied heavily on Jason Shepherd who has 20 of the team's 47 points. Ryerson's up tempo game with quick entry into the front court and 62% shooting was no match for Memorial. Memorial hit under 35% on their shots.

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