Thursday, 27 January 2011

Martin Timmerman's Report on Waterloo / Mac

The Waterloo Warriors battled the McMaster Marauders all night long, but came out on the short end of a 93-90 score as McMaster won a key OUA West Division matchup. In a game with 9 lead changes and 6 ties, it was a Scott Laws long three with the shot clock running down that put McMaster up 90-88 and the lead for good. Waterloo rebounded a missed free throw with 9 seconds on the clock, but a long three from Cam McIntyre missed the mark.

For a game where both teams reached the 90 point mark it had a slow start. McMaster held the early lead at 6-2 after 5:30 of play as both teams struggled to score early. After a number of short runs, McMaster held the lead after a quarter of play. Early in the second, McMaster jumped to a 13 point lead, the largest margin of the night. Two times outs by Waterloo turned the tide as Waterloo had a 23-5 run through the second quarter and went into the half with a six point lead at 44-38.

The second half saw Waterloo gradually increase the margin to 10 points, until McMaster went on an 8-0 run to make it a two point game. For the last 13 minutes the largest margin was five points, with most of the time three or less.

Mike Wright made the most of filling in as a starter for the sick Luke Kieswetter. Wright hit for a career best 18 points and added 8 assists. Tim Rossy had his second big game in a row with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Cam McIntyre added 18 points.

For McMaster Kenan Etale led all scorers with 26 points. Scott Laws provided 23 points.

With the loss Waterloo falls to 6-9 on the season and is in seventh place in the OUA West. McMaster improves to 8-7 and a tie for fourth with Brock.

Next game for Waterloo is Sat Jan 29 when the Warriors host the Western Mustangs. It is Fantastic Alumni, Staff, Faculty, Retiree Day at Waterloo. Game time for the Warriors is 3:00pm at the PAC.

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