Saturday, 20 November 2010

AUS Tonight

Dalhousie 59, St. FX  56   5'9" Will Silver's runner came off at the buzzer and the Tigers survived at X.  Dal looked to have the game in hand up 5 with 20 seconds remaining when 6'9" Alberto Rodriquez hit a pair of free throws to bring it to 3.  On the ensuing possession, X stole the ball and had 6'0" Charlie Spurr wide open on the left baseline with a great look at a 3 but it came off.  Still, X got the ball on the ensuing rebound scrum, setting up Silver's attempt which came off. 

Dal had comfortable leads for most of the first 25 minutes or so, withstanding a 15-9 X run that got a 10 point halftime deficit to 4 but then Juleous Grant scored the final 5 points of the third quarter including a 30 foot heave at the buzzer to give Dal a nine point lead at 50-41 after 3.  An 18 footer by 6'7" Sandy Viet, who had a solid game, gave Dal a 57-47 lead with 5 minutes remaining but back-to-back jumpers by energizing 6'5" freshman Terry Thomas got X back to within 3 with 2 1/2 minutes remaining.  Dal was able to continue their solid half-court "d" to get the big road win.

The Tigers completely controlled the tempo in the first half, jumping out to leads as high as 14, save for about a two minute stretch late in the second quarter after coach Steve Konchalski took a "t" and X had a mini 8-3 run culminated in a breakaway slam by Thomas and then a transition layup by Will Silver to bring the game back to 32-22 by halftime.  X shot just 9 for 29 in the half.  X-Men played without 5'10" Christian "T-Bear" Upshaw but Dal made it a half-court game by taking X out of their offense despite X's desire to push the tempo with their pressure and transition.  Both Alberto Rodriquez and Jeremy Dunn picked up two fouls relatively early and played sparingly in the half.  Dal's 6'0" Peter Leighton knocked down a pair of threes and the Tigers front court combo of Viet and 6'9" Joe Schow was very effective, especially in the first half.  Viet's pair of free throws and a one/two effort after Konchalski's T capped a 17-6 run that gave the Tigers their largest lead at 28-14 before the X-Men were ignited by Thomas's athleticism.

UPEI 89, UNB 69  The Panthers dominated from the beginning, taking a 23 point halftime lead before cruising to split their weekend series in what was described as a very physical game.

1 comment:

DAL#1 said...

Ya DAL. huge win for the program. akin to the 2009 CIS nationals year with a one and done at X. big ups to John Camps and Stevie LO.