Friday, 29 October 2010

Toronto 96, Bishop's 89

The Blues dealt with Bishop's game-long full court pressure very well for the most part, building an 18 point lead into the early stages of the fourth quarter before holding off a nice Gaiters come back that got it to 5 but no closer to win their non-conference home opener in Toronto.  The game was eloquently described as a "foul fest", likely a consequence of pressing basketball but entertaining nonetheless.

6'3" newcomer Sean Nichol came alive for Toronto with 28 points and 7 rebounds including a 4 for 7 effort from beyond the arc.  6'1" guard Justin Holmes added 17 for the Blues including 3-6 3's, part of a 12 for 27 effort from downtown and 50% shooting effort from the field overall.  Another newcomer to the Toronto lineup, 6'5" Alex Hill, had a tidy 16 point effort including a resounding two-handed slam in traffic in the first half.

Slick 5'10" guard Oriene Green returned to the GTA and led Bishop's with 21 points while fellow Toronto native Onnex Blackwood added 13 for the winless Gaiters who travel to North York tomorrow evening to meet York Lions.  Blues coach Mike Katz renews his coaching rivalry with Dave DeAveiro when McGill Redmen visit Toronto, also tomorrow night.

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