Saturday, 22 January 2011

OUA East Tonight

Carleton 84, York 52   The Ravens finished the first half on a ridiculous 29-2 run including 8 consecutive 3's, to lead 46-21 at the half, breaking open what was a reasonably tight game for the first 12 or so minutes and Carleton coasted to remain undefeated.  York held early leads as large as 6 in the midst of a 1 for 9 Carleton start from the floor plus 2 for 6 from the free throw line.  However, the Ravens began completely dominating York defensively, creating turnovers, shot clock violations and giving up few if any easy looks during the run and scoring at will, negating any York transition opportunities.  Carleton's fortunes turned with the entry into the game of veteran guards 5'11" Willy Manigat and 5'10" Mike Kenny.  Manigat injected his energy and ability to get into the lane and Kenny, who has battled injuries for two seasons, showed that he will be a factor as his career winds down, also getting into the lane and knocking open 3's down.  The Lions tried to quell the run with some doubles on the ball on the perimeter but that simply played into the Ravens hands as superior floor spacing and ball movement resulted in wide open 3's for the Ravens.  The game was never in doubt in the second half although York did come out with some effort in the third quarter as all 12 Ravens who dressed hit the scoresheet.  Carleton prepares for Wednesday's Capital Hoops Classic at Scotiabank Place against cross-town rival Ottawa Gee-Gees, who are in tough tonight against Laurentian at home.

Ryerson 81, RMC 43  Ryerson led 42-13 at the half.

Queen's 80, Toronto 66  The Gaels kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a character win at Toronto in which they simply played harder and made several big shots in upsetting second-place Varsity Blues.  Toronto played without starting 6'6" forward Drazen Glizic who was injured in practice this past week.  Toronto's other 6'6" forward Andrew Wasik was in foul trouble all evening and the Blues shot just 30% in losing their fifth of the season.

Ottawa 87, Laurentian 84  The Gee-Gees used a late 7-0 run to take the lead for the first time since early in the game, overcoming a 7 point deficit to steal one at home.  6'2" Jacob Gibson-Bascombe, who coach James Derouin has given the point guard reigns to, started the game-deciding run with a three and later 6'9" Louis Gauthier gave Ottawa the lead for good with a pair of free throws.  When 6'3" Chris Anderson later scored 5 straight points, the Gee-Gees led by 3 and were on their way.  6'6" Mike Hull had a big game inside for Laurentian, which played hard and usually outworked the Gee-Gees on the glass but Ottawa made big plays and big shots down the stretch when it counted to grab the victory.

Lakehead 81, McMaster 77  The T-Wolves broke a late tie at 72 and went on to sweep the undermanned Marauders in Hamilton behind 24 points from 6'2" Venzal Russell.  Mac played without 6'8" Taylor Black, 6'8" Scott Brittain and 6'3" Victor Raso but received a valiant effort from 6'5" Cam Michaud and 6'5" Scott Laws among others.  Last night's hero for Lakehead, 6'2" Jamie Searle, fouled out early in the fourth quarter and was not a factor.

OUA East Standings
Carleton 14-0
Toronto 9-5
York 7-8
Ryerson 6-8
Ottawa 6-8
Laurentian 6-9
Queen's 3-12
RMC 0-15


Anonymous said...

Strange game between Carleton and York.
In essence, it was like watching two different games woven into one.
The first quarter Carleton couldn't make a shot to save their lives, including FT's and were trailing 15-13 after one quarter.
The second quarter, the Ravens got hot suddenly shooting the long ball and stopped York completely.
33-6 Carleton in an incredible second quarter performance to lead 46-21 at the break.
The third quarter saw Carleton revert back to their struggling ways while York got hot with its perimeter shooting.
3rd quarter goes to York 25-18 but Carleton lead is still comfortable at 64-46.
Forth quarter the Ravens take control and again hold the Lions to a meager six points...20-6 Carleton.
It was a Jeckyl and Hyde performance from both teams but Carleton wins in a breeze.
It should be noted, however, that last year Carleton won the game at the Nest in a romp 99-53....the rematch at the Tait was quite a different story.
The Ravens have to mindful of that in the upcoming rematch.

Anonymous said...

Carleton doesn't have much to worry about. Any team that plays "D" can shut down York. And York can't play "D", York is like a pick up team with everyone looking to shoot and defense is something the other guy plays.