Friday, 21 January 2011

Friday's CIS Action

AUS Tonight
Acadia at Saint Mary's 8 PM AT 2 point game  Joey King Handles Haywood continues to be the individual story of the CIS season with multiple 40+ point games punctuated by his 37 point second half effort this past Tuesday vs. Dalhousie.  Axemen lost 6'3" guard Anthony Sears to an injury last weekend in Cape Breton and his status for tonight's game is uncertain.  This game may be a preview of the first round of the AUS tournament in March.

AUS Standings
Cape Breton 11-1  30 pts.
Dalhousie 6-3  20 pts.
StFX 7-3  18 pts.
Saint Mary's 5-7 16 pts.
Acadia 4-6 12 pts.
UNB 4-5 8 pts.
Memorial 2-8  6 pts.
UPEI 2-8 6 pts.

McGill at Concordia 6:00 PM EST  Teams meet again after Redmen won at home over Stingers just over a week ago as McGill kept 6'2" Kyle Desmarais in relative check.  Stingers lost 6'3" Evens Laroche to an ankle injury in the first half of that game and the athletic wing missed Concordia's following game against Bishop's.  McGill hopes to have 6'3" Kyle Bernard back closer to full strength.  This game will help determine which team is likely to host a first-round playoff game.  After this game, Concordia has just 6 league games remaining.

UQAM at Laval 8:00 PM EST  Rouge et Or clinches playoff spot with win while Citadins need to defeat a higher-placed team to have any hope of hosting a first round playoff game.  Laval has been without impressive 6'5" Hugues Ryan, who has missed the past 3 games with a hamstring injury and is doubtful for this weekend.

QUBL Standings
Laval 7-1
Concordia 6-3
McGill 4-3 
UQAM 3-4 
Bishop's 0-9

OUA East
York at Ottawa 8:00 PM EST  Plenty of athleticism in this game as the Lions can run and when right make things difficult defensively for teams overplaying the passing lane and guarding the ball.  Ottawa's Johnny Berhane is making a strong case for all-rookie honours.  Look for the battle inside between York's pair of 6'10" posts Dejan Kravic and Stefan Haynes and Ottawa's underrated Louis Gauthier.  The ability of Gee-Gees guards to control 5'10" David Tyndale will also be key.
Queen's at Ryerson 8:00 PM EST   The Gaels are already playing for their playoff lives and a loss on the road at improving Ryerson puts them 4 games back in the loss column with only 8 games remaining and games at Toronto, at Carleton and at Ottawa still looming.  Ryerson had two character-building road wins at Laurentian and at York last week and are poised to enter the discussion for a home playoff game.

Laurentian at Carleton 8:00 PM EST  Voyageurs coach Shawn Swords returns to his hometown where he starred at Woodroffe H.S. and played club basketball for Dave Smart in the late 80's/early 90's.  Laurentian continues to improve however this unit may not have the quality depth to stay with the undefeated and CIS #1 Ravens, especially at Carleton.
RMC at Toronto 8:00 PM EST

OUA East Standings
Carleton 12-0 
Toronto 8-4
Laurentian 6-7 
York 6-7 
Ottawa 5-7 
Ryerson 4-8 
Queen's 2-11 
RMC 0-13

OUA West
Lakehead at McMaster 8:00 PM EST  Two of the top 4 teams in the OUA West meet for a pair of games in Hamilton with both teams flashing aggressive "d" that looks to create easy scores.  The T-Wolves had a comeback for the ages last week at home against Laurier and need to shot the ball well to succeed.

Canada West   Weekend Preview by Wayne Thomas
Regina at Winnipeg 8:00 PM CST
UBC at Brandon 8:00 PM CST
Thompson Rivers at Saskatchewan 8:00 PM CST
Trinity Western at Calgary 8:00 PM MST 
Manitoba at Alberta 8:00 PM MST 
Lethbridge at Victoria 8:00 PM PST

Canada West Standings
UBC 14-2 .875 W10
TWU 14-2 .875 W12
Saskatchewan 11-3 .786 W8
Alberta 10-6 .625 W1
Regina 8-6 .571 L1
Victoria 9-7 .563 W2
Manitoba 7-7 .500 L4
UFV 6-10 .375 L1
Calgary 5-9 .357 L3
Lethbridge 5-11 .313 W2
Brandon 4-10 .286 L4
TRU 3-13 .188 W1
Winnipeg 2-12

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Controlling Tyndale is easy, just play d and he can't do anything