Friday, 21 January 2011

McGill 67, Concordia 65

The Redmen made it two in a row over the Stingers by holding off a late charge that had a controversial ending.  With McGill up 2 and the ball, Redmen threw the ball away and the Stingers recovered, setting up a last second shot opportunity.  However, according to multiple observers, with deafening noise in the gym, the clock expired without Concordia getting a shot off but the teams kept playing for at least 1-2 more seconds during which time 6'2" Kyle Desmarais drew a foul.  After the referees huddled, Desmarais was awarded two free throws with zeros showing on the clock.  Unfortunately for the Stingers, his first shot missed and the Redmen survived.  McGill led by 5 in an ugly first half filled with turnovers (30 in all including 18 by the Stingers).  Later the Redmen extended their lead to 13 midway through the fourth quarter and appeared to have the game well in hand.  But the Stingers made a late charge, helped by several McGill misses at the foul line, setting up the wild finish that pushes McGill (5-3) into a virtual tie for second with the Stingers (6-4).  We hope to have more on this game soon.

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