Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Wednesday afternoon recap

RNIT...  A pair of consolation round games this afternoon at the Ryerson tournament between OUA and OCAA teams and both CIS teams came away with decisive victories.  In the early game, York Lions shook off yesterday's loss to Walsh College with an easy 102-72 win over Hamilton's Mohawk College.  The Lions grabbed a ten point halftime lead and then got their offense in gear with a 32 point third quarter to win going away.  6'3" second-year wing Ostap Choily went 4 for 9 from three point land as part of his team-high 18 points while 6'10" Dejan Kravic added an 18 point/11 rebound double double for the Lions.  York/Mohawk Box Score   In the other consolation game, 6'3" sharpshooter Cam McIntyre, who did not hit a three in Waterloo's first round loss to UNB, went off for 7 threes and finished with a game-high 27 points as the Warriors took a 17 point halftime and cruised to an 84-63 victory over Algoma CollegeWaterloo/Algoma Box Score   In the championship semi-finals this evening, Toronto Varsity Blues tangle with Walsh College (NAIA/Ohio) and host Ryerson Rams meet UNB Varsity Reds.

44th Wesmen Classic:  In the first consolation game, Minot State defeated Brandon Bobcats 74-65.  McMaster met Jamestown Johnnies (NAIA) in the second semi-final.  The championship round pits Manitoba Bisons against the host Winnipeg Wesmen in an all-Winnipeg semi-final, followed by a matchup between two programs from last season's CIS Final 8 as Lakehead meets Saskatchewan.

Classique des Citadins:   Guelph 70, McGill 67  The Gryphs staged a dramatic comeback from double digits down, holding the Redmen to only 27 second-half points and getting a pair of late threes from Mike Patrella and Drew Morris to finally take the lead in the fourth to win their second straight in Montreal.  6'4" Jonathan Moscatelli was the difference in the fourth, scoring 11 of his 13 points and 6'2" Dan McCarthy was steady all afternoon, leading all scorers with 19 as Guelph overcame McGill's 72% field goal effort in the first half.  The Redmen looked like they would dominate the game with their defense, creating numerous Guelph turnovers leading to easy baskets, but the under-manned Gryphs dug-in defensively and made big shots when it mattered to move to 2-0 in the tournament.  6'2" Kyle Bernard had 16 points to lead McGill and did a nice job defending Moscatelli until the slick shooter from Toronto awoke in the fourth.  6'3" Simon Bibeau added 12 for McGill.  Guelph goes for the tournament championship tomorrow at noon against Bishop's.

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