Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Walsh 97, York 71

The Lions hung around with the perennial NAIA power Walsh College from Ohio, leading early at 17-16 but then a 20-9 run bridging the first and second quarters established a double digit lead and Walsh cruised to an easy first-round win over York, setting up a semi-final encounter with the U of T Varsity Blues.

After being down 12 at the half, York made an early third quarter run that included 7 consecutive points by 6'3" Ostap Chioly to get it back to an 8 point game at 55-47 but later the Cavaliers outscored the Lions 26-8 during a six minute stretch bridging the third and fourth quarters and the route was on.

Chioly led York with 24 points including 4-8 3's while 6'10" Dejan Kravic added 19 points and 3 boards.  The Cavaliers, who shot 59% from the floor after halftime, got 21 points from Ron Kinney, who led 5 players in double figures.


Anonymous said...

How can you be 6'10" and only get 3 boards? York really needs some people that know how to play.

Anonymous said...

Q - "How can you be 6'10" and only get 3 boards?"

A - Poor positional play, lack of hustle and failure to anticipate...all earmarks of poor coaching....

The maddening thing about York is that this team does have the physical capability to dominate the boards and play some D...something they did when they upended Carleton last year.
The problem is you see it once maybe every 5-6 games, if that.
The rest of the time this group plays a half ass style of ball that might work in the OCAA but doesn't cut it in the OUA.
This team has a poor work ethic and a low b-ball IQ,,,a very bad combination.
Until York learns to take care of the ball, hustle on D, and use its size on the boards, nobody will take them seriously.