Saturday, 23 October 2010

McMaster 78, Acadia 66

The Marauders took advantage of 30 Acadia turnovers and got 19 points and 8 rebounds from 6'6" fourth-year wing forward Cam Michaud in a twelve point win, overcoming an early deficit.  6'8" Scott Brittain added 13 points and 9 boards and 6'3" guard Victor Raso had 13 points, 8 assists for Mac.  Acadia's pair of impressive Ontario recruits from the past couple of seasons led the way for the Axemen as 6'8" Owen Klassen from Kingston had 18 points, 9 rebounds in 37 minutes while 6'6" Justin Boutillier (Niagara Falls) added 17 points, 9 rebounds.

Box Score

Dale Stevens game report reprinted from Canadian University Basketball discussion list.  Dale continues to consistently provide excellent coverage of Mac and other CIS action even as his Buffalo Sabres struggle, last night against the equally-mediocre Ottawa Senators.

A 24-13 second quarter tally propelled the McMaster University Marauders to a 78-66 victory over the Acadia University Axemen, in CIS non-conference action, on Friday evening in the Burridge Gym.

With the win, Mac concludes their non-conference schedule at 4-2 (3-2 CIS). Acadia suffers their first loss of the year (2-1).

The visitors contolled the tempo, and as a result, the game, in the first quarter, taking a 24-17 lead after 10 minutes.

The Maroon and Grey responded with the first 7 points of the second quarter to knot the contest at 24. From the there, the Marauders took the lead, and were ahead 41-37 at the half.

Out of the intermission, the Axemen kept it close for a while, until McMaster opened up a double digit margain, 59-47 after the third quarter.

Acadia tried to make a run, but it was to no avail, and the Marauders went on to the win.

Cam Michaud led all scorers with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Scott Brittain and Victor Raso added 13 points apiece, with Brittain contributing 9 boards, while Raso added 8 assists.

Owen Klaussen paced the Axemen with 18 points and 9 rebounds. Justin Boutiller and Anthony Sears chipped in with 17 and 10 points respectively.

McMaster now prepares for the start of their OUA regular season, which will tip off November 5th and 6th in Toronto, where they will face the Ryerson University Rams and the University of Toronto Varsity Blues.
Acadia Basketball also has a short piece with a quote from Axemen Head Coach Steve Baur.  The Axemen travel to Guelph tonight for an 8 PM start against the Gryphons.

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