Thursday, 30 December 2010

Thursday Afternoon's Games at RNIT

RNIT:  Waterloo 95, York 91   The Warriors scored the game's final 8 points in the last 1:17, despite going only 2 for 6 from the field, getting 5 offensive rebounds in that span to steal a victory over the Lions in the fifth-place game of the RNIT.  6'6" Brendan Smith gave Waterloo the lead for good when he knocked down a pair of free throws with 52 seconds left after getting fouled on a putback after an offensive rebound from a miss by 6'3" Cam McIntyre.  On the next possession, 5'10" David Tyndale missed a jumper that would have given York the lead back again and Warriors rebounded to hold on. 

6'3" Ostap Chioly, who had 16 of his team-high 22 points in the first half, gave York a 91-87 lead with 2 minutes remaining and the Lions would not score again.  The Warriors then pounded the "o" glass despite missing 4 3's in the stretch to pull out what had been a see-saw affair that no team led by more than 5 points until a late third-quarter 12-4 run lifted the Lions into a 10 point lead going into the fourth, a lead they kept until Smith's pair of free throws in the final minute.

6'6" Alan Goodhoofd had another strong game against the Lions, using his quickness to his advantage to lead all scorers with 25 on 12-19 shooting while Toronto native Wayne Bridge had 21 points for the Warriors.  6'10" Stefan Haynes was impressive for the Lions with a season-high 21 points (10-12 from floor) while adding 8 boards.

Box Score

Toronto 84, UNB 83   6'6" Drazen Glizic's jumper with just over a minute to play was the difference as the Varsity Blues came back to defeat the Varsity Reds in the third place game at the RNIT.  The Blues jumped out to a quick lead early and held double digit leads for much of the first 25 minutes of the game, gaining their largest advantage at 43-30 late in the second on a pair of free throws by 6'6" Andrew Wasik (17 points - 15 in the first half, 14 rebounds).  But the Reds used a 20-6 run early in the third, helped by the Blues settling for jumpers, culminated by an "and-1" by 6'5" Alex Desroches (19 points, 10 boards) to gain their biggest lead at 3.  UNB later led by 6 late in frame before a see-saw fourth quarter that saw the Blues make the biggest shot to hold on for the win.  The Reds had 5 players in double figures getting a strong third quarter effort from 6'5" Colton Wilson, who had 12 of his 14 points after the intermission.  Wilson, who reentered the starting lineup, appears to be all the way back after missing much of the first half of the season.  6'1" Anthony DeGiorgio had a tidy 8 point, 8 assists/3 turnover afternoon in 35 minutes for Toronto.

Box Score

No comments: