Friday, 31 December 2010

X-Men Hammer Laurentian; face Stingers in Shoveller semi

Using a relentless pressure "d", steady doses of a lethal transition game and strong perimeter shooting, St. FX easily defeated Laurentian Voyageurs 100-61 in the second game of the first round of the Shoveller tournament at Dalplex.  X broke out to a twenty point halftime lead led by 10 points from 5'10" Christian Upshaw and nine from three-point specialist Charlie Spurr as turnovers and missed shots led to countless fast break finishes for the veteran-laden St. FX crew. 

Any thought of a second half comeback by the Vees was immediately squashed early in the third after a three from Upshaw was quickly followed by a rim-rocking slam by 6'9" Alberto Rodriquez off a nice behind-the-back feed from 6'3" Dwayne Johnson on the break to give X a 25 point lead.  X's lead was 27 after three quarters after which the majority of the nice afternoon crowd at Dalplex headed for the exits.  Both coaches reached deep into their benches, giving everyone extended minutes in the fourth quarter.

Tonight's action sees Queen's meeting host Dal Tigers at 6 PM AT (5 PM ET) followed by an intriguing match between Laval Rouge et Or and Acadia Axemen.  Both games are available on SSN.

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