Saturday, 30 October 2010

Toronto 84, McGill 72

The Blues pulled away in the final 5 minutes using their patented zone "d" and another strong effort by their bench to defeat the Redmen in downtown Toronto.  After 6'3 freshman Simon Bibeau knocked down a 3 with 4 minutes remaining in the game to make it a 3 point game at 72-69, Varsity switched to a 2/3 zone and McGill missed their final 5 three pointers of the game to allow Varsity to build the lead back up to double digits, primarily on the foul line.

Toronto got strong efforts inside from 6'7" veteran Drazen Glisic (17 points) and 6'6" Andrew Wasik (15 points/7 rebounds).  But the bench was key tonight for Toronto as reserve guard Arun Kumar came off the bench to knock down 3 3's in the second quarter that erased an early 9 point McGill lead.  6'3" Ben Garvin was also instrumental off the bench, having his second consecutive solid effort with a pair of 3's as part of his 17 point effort. 

As has been the case for much of the season, McGill was led by their very good freshman Bibeau, who had a game-high 24 points.  The Redmen hurt themselves by shooting only 3 for 17 from downtown and turning it over 21 times.  McGill goes 1-1 on their tour of Toronto while the Blues have now won 4 consecutive games and finish the pre-season at a solid 5-2. 

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