Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Other OUA Action

McMaster 93, Waterloo 90  In a game of runs in which both teams were not at full strength, the Marauders got a career high 26 points from Kenan Etale and 23 from Scott Laws to defeat the turnover-prone Warriors in Waterloo.  Despite committing 23 turnovers, the Warriors had a 12 point lead early in the third quarter after spotting Mac a 12 point lead.   6'3" Tim Rossy turned in another sparkling performance for Waterloo, matching his career-high of 23 points set just this past Saturday against Guelph while 6'3" Cam McIntyre, still playing hurt as observers had a simple time deducing, and 6'1" guard Mike Wright each had 18 for Waterloo.  Mac was again without 6'8" Scott Brittain and 6'3" Victor Raso.

Western 82, Laurier 79  6'5" Matt Buckley had a chance to tie the game with 1.5 seconds remaining after getting fouled on 3 and made the first two before missing the 3rd as the Mustangs, behind another strong performance from 6'5" Andy Wedemire, survived at home, gaining a split in their back-to-back with the Golden Hawks.  Box Score

Brock 76, Guelph 66  Mike Cruickshand had 22 points and the Badgers pulled away in the second half to gain a foothold in the playoff race and send the hometown Gryphs into a series of must-win games.  Box Score

Toronto 82, Ryerson 80 Overtime  In a wild, exciting affair with several twists and turns, the Varsity Blues got a late banked 3 by Justin Holmes with 20 seconds remaining to pull out a road win at Ryerson.  The Blues rallied from an early 4 point deficit in the overtime and survived 6'6" Andrew Wasik fouling out in the extra frame as Holmes and Arun Kumar combined to go 10 for 19 from beyond the arc with Holmes finishing with 22.  Kumar was instrumental early as he hit a buzzer-beating heave from his own foul line at the end of the first quarter and then beat the second quarter buzzer with another 3 into halftime.  The Blues appeared to have the game in hand up 16 in the third quarter before the Rams sparked it up from downtown - Ryerson face a zone for virtually the entire game and were not fazed, going 12 for 26 from beyond the arc and grabbing countless offensive rebounds with the strength and athletism on full display.  The Blues tied the game in regulation after Wasik scored inside with 7.4 seconds left.  Toronto welcomed back 6'6" Drazen Glizic who went 1 for 9 but did grab 11 rebounds.  The Rams continue to show that they are an up-and-coming young team capable of beating almost anyone in the conference.  Tremendously exciting and wild game - one of many to come in this growing rivalry.

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