Friday, 12 November 2010

Friday Night's CIS Action

Canada West
** Some interesting matchups beginning with UVic's trip to Fraser Valley where the Vikes Princeton/West Virginia high-post oriented "o" meets the Cascades who have their own version of a perimeter oriented "o".  Alberta looks to build on last weekend's solid pair of games at home with a trip to Brandon where the 'Cats continue to build their group behind new coach Gil Cheung.  Undefeated Regina will be tested in their first series of road games vs. CIS teams since visiting Lakehead in early October.  Sask. Huskies need a pair of wins at Lethbridge to remain in Top 10 consideration while Winnipeg continues to improve but get a stiff test in the UBC Thunderbirds.  With a pair of victories against winless TRU, Manitoba may find themselves in first place in CW at the end of the weekend, against most every set of odds.
Victoria (3-3) at Fraser Valley (1-3)
Alberta (3-1) at Brandon (2-2)
Regina (4-0) at #5 Trinity Western (4-2)
#9 Saskatchewan (3-3) at Lethbridge (1-5)
Winnipeg (1-2) at UBC (4-2)
Thompson Rivers (0-6) at Manitoba (4-1).
** All games are available to follow via webcast and/or live! stats at CW site

OUA Interlock
Queen's (1-1) at Guelph (0-2)... the Gryphs are desperate for a win after last week's 0-2 start in Ottawa while the rebuilding Gaels were able squeeze by Waterloo as part of their 1-1 weekend last week.
Laurentian (0-2) at McMaster (0-2)... No word on whether the Pasquale brothers will be ready to face Mac while the Marauders continue to monitor the minutes and time for Scott Brittain
Ryerson (1-1) at #6 Western (1-1)... One of the more interesting matchups as the Mustangs had trouble with the athleticism of York last weekend in a last-second loss while Ryerson is dealing with numerous injuries but has the athletes to test Western.
RMC (0-2) at Brock (1-1)...  Badgers look to move over .500 in their home opener.
Lakehead (1-1) at York (1-1)... There could be over 200 points scored in this game given the explosiveness of both teams offensively.  6'10" Dejan Kravic vs. 6'6" Yoosrie Salhia is a nice matchup inside but the game will likely be decided by guard play and more specifically which team makes the most open shots.
Ottawa (1-1) at Waterloo (1-1)... The Gee-Gees look to open their road schedule against the Warriors who had a chance to go 2-0 last week but lost a tight game in the waningmoments at Queen's.
Carleton (2-0) at Laurier (2-0)... The Hawks tough front court will look to attack the offensive glass and the Ravens will have to deal with a bigger, strong Laurier group but is the Hawk back court deep and talented enough to deal with Willy Manigat, Phil Scrubb et. al. ?
Toronto (2-0) at Windsor (2-0)... Maybe the most interesting matchup with the constrast in styles as Lancers want to run while the Blues will look to try to keep the game at a reasonable pace.  Expect a game filled with a lot of perimeter jumpers

Concordia at Laval... Rouge et Or shoot the ball very well at the PEPS and after long layoffs both teams need to show the country that they are worthy Top 10 material.  Guard play is strong on both teams; expect the battles in the paint to determine the victor.

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