Thursday, 6 January 2011

Wednesday in the OUA

Note:  I'm fighting a severe case of strep throat currently so updates may be thinner than normal.

Waterloo 90, Brock 89  6'3" wing Cam McIntyre scored 38 points in another dominant shooting performance as the Warriors edged the Badgers in Waterloo.  The visiting Badgers grabbed a 9 point lead late in the first quarter with Waterloo scoring only 6 points to that juncture.  The lead swelled to 12 however McIntyre got going and his 3 pointer tied the game 35 and Warriors went into halftime leading by 2.  Waterloo led for the entire second half except for late in the game when, with the Warriors up 7 and just over four minutes remaining, Brock went on an 8-0 run to take an 82-81 lead. Waterloo was able to recover the lead and hold on the rest of the way. A Cam McIntyre free throw with 3 seconds remaining made it a four point difference. Brock heaved in a three from long range at the buzzer to make it a one point game.  6'5" Brendan Smith had a career best in both points and rebounds with 15 points and 13 rebounds. For the Badgers, 6'1" Andrew Kraus had 21 points and 10 rebounds, while 6'6" Mark Gibson with 20 and 6'2" Mike Cruickshank with 19 rounded out the top scorers. Waterloo and Brock both have 5-4 records, tied for fourth spot with Western in the tight OUA West. Next game for Waterloo is Saturday as they visit the cross-town rivals, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks. Game time at WLU is 2:00pm.  Brock travels to Windsor for a Saturday night game.... with thanks to Martin Timmerman

McMaster 72, Laurier 64  Prized D1 transfer Scott Brittain returned to the Marauders lineup but was not a significant factor, playing only 14 minutes and scoring only 4 points, but Mac took advantage of 27 Laurier turnovers and held the Golden Hawks to only 33.8% shooting from the field to grab an important victory at home in Hamilton.  6'6" Cam Michaud had 18 points while 6'3" Victor Raso added 13 on a night when fans observed a moment of silence on the recent passing of his grandmother who was a fixture at McMaster games.  Laurier's 6'5" Kale Harrison, second in OUA scoring, had only 9 points.  Laurier hosts Waterloo on Saturday afternoon while the Marauders travel to London to face Western also on Saturday afternoon.
Windsor 87, Western 72  The Lancers made the Mustangs pay the price for dropping into a zone with a hot shooting performance, going 56% from the floor in the second half to pull away for a solid road victory at Alumni Hall in London.  6'3" Isaac Kuon, the leading scorer in the OUA, finished with 25 points on 8-12 shooting while 6'0" fifth-year veteran Monty Hardware added 15, 6'2" sophomore Enrico Diloreto 13, 6'7" Andre Smyth 11 and 6'7" post Lien Phillip 10 points/11 rebounds double double.  6'1" soph guard Josh Collins added 9 assists for the Lancers (8-1 in league play).  6'5" Andy Wedemire led the Mustangs (5-4) with 20 points, 6'0" Ryan Barbeau had 14 points with eight assists and 6'5" freshman Peter Scholtes had 13 points and seven rebounds off the bench.  The Mustangs got off to a good start, rotating well on defence to have a slim three-point lead 20-17 after the first quarter.  Windsor was all over the glass in the second quarter rebounding and outscored the Mustangs 22-14 in the frame. It was a five point lead for the Lancers at half 39-34. For the game the Lancers dominated the board grabbing 11 offensive boards and outrebounding the Mustangs 30-23.  In the second half the Lancers broke down Western's zone with some hot shooting as four Lancers finished with 3 three-pointers each. In total, the Lancers shot 44% from long range, hitting 12 shots from deep.  Lancers led 61-53 entering the fourth.

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