Sunday, 10 October 2010

Sunday's Games plus more from yesterday

It appears that Saskatchewans' newest guard from the U.S. will have an impact if last night's victory over Alberta at the Golden Bear Invitational is any indication.  Picking up from where his Californian predecesor Showron Glover left off, 5'11" U.S. Junior College transfer Jamelle Barrett led all scorer with 20 points, added 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals as the Huskies shook off a three point second quarter for a comeback victory 69-63.  But a pair of veteran stalwards from last season's championship team were also instrumental in the win as Nolan Brudehl added 15 points on 5-6 shooting plus 8 rebounds and athletic Michael Lieffers 10 points, 8 rebounds.  There were 44 turnovers in the game with the Huskies committing 12 of them in their lacklustre second quarter.  6'10" Rob Dewar led Alberta with 12 points while last season's Canada West Rookie-of-the Year 6'8" Jordan Baker added 11 points and 7 boards.  Both fouled out of the game.  6'1" C.G. Morrison had 11 in his return to the Bears after one year's absence while 6'0" Kenny Otienno added 10 pts, 8 rebs.  Bears' touted 6'4" transfer Daniel Ferguson battled foul trouble and finished with 9 points.  The tournament concludes today with the Huskies facing RMC and the host Bears taking on Concordia College (ACAA).

Brock Badgers (1-1) came up with a strong defensive effort in the second half to defeat Fraser Valley Cascades yesterday afternoon.  Badgers trailed 48-41 in a high scoring first half but then clamped down defensively, creating 16 second half Cascade turnovers while holding the visitors to just 8-31 (26%) shooting to win 98-76.  After taking a four point lead into the final frame, Brock finished the game on a 30-12 run, once again led by veteran 6'1" fifth-year guard Andrew Kraus who had a game-high 19 points and six rebounds.  The Badgers also got a strong effort from athletic freshman Cedric Kasango with 16 points, five rebounds and four assists.  5'11" PG Zeon Gray led Fraser Valley with 18 points while 6'6" third-year forward Josh Kufske, getting more time with the absence to injury of Kyle Grewal and Jasper Moedt, added 15.  6'4" super soph Joel Friesen had 13 and 6'3" Sam Freeman added 10 points for Fraser Valley, now 0-2 on their trip to Southern Ontario after a tough loss at the buzzer to Guelph on Friday night.  The Cascades complete their three-day, three-game trip this afternoon in Hamilton with a game against McMaster Marauders at 1 PM.  The Badgers continue to play without former CIS Rookie-of-the-Year Didi Mukendi, who is nursing an injury and is expected to be ready for the start of the OUA regular season.  Also out of the lineup is point guard Joel Whitty with who the Badgers continue to be careful given the multiple concussions Whitty has suffered through during his first two seasons but expect him to be back in the coming weeks as well.

Sun Oct 10 CIS Schedule
Lakehead (2-0) vs. St. FX (2-0) (Eric Garland UNB tournament championship) 11 AM AT
Cape Breton at UNB (Eric Garland UNB) 3 PM AT
Fraser Valley at McMaster 1 PM ET
UBC at Guelph 1 PM ET
RMC vs. Saskatchewan (Golden Bear Invitational)
Concordia College at Alberta (Golden Bear Invitational)

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