Saturday, 5 February 2011

OUA Tonight

Carleton 111, York 71  The Ravens jumped out to a quick double digit lead, using their growing trend to trapping in the half court to create turnovers and upset the Lions flow, to lead by 27 at the half.  Carleton then extended the lead to 40 in the third quarter before coasting to their second consecutive easy win over York.  The Lions played without 6'10" Dejan Kravic who rolled in his ankle in the first half of last night's loss to Ottawa.

Ottawa 86, Laurentian 72  The Gee-Gees took over in the fourth quarter, once again led by 6'3" freshman Johnny Berhanemeskel, who again was red-hot from downtown, going 5 for 7 and finishing with a game-high 31 points as the Gee-Gees took over sole possession of third place in the OUA East.  Berhanemeskel went 11 for 18 from three point land for the weekend and averaged 27.5 ppg over the two important Gee-Gees road wins.

Toronto 94, RMC 48  The Varsity Blues officially clinched second place and a first round playoff bye by winning in Kingston.  Palladins actually led by 10 after the first quarter before the Blues turned it up, outscoring RMC 59-12 over the next 10 minutes to win going away.

Ryerson 79, Queen's 70  The Gaels were all but officially eliminated with tonight's loss.  Queen's needs to win all 3 of their remaining games and take the tie breaker against Laurentian and also have Laurentian lose all 3 of their remaining games including next Friday's game at winless RMC in Kingston.  Ryerson strengthens their legitimate opportunity to host a first round playoff game with next weekend's meeting with uOttawa Gee-Gees sure to play into that possibility.

OUA East Standings
Carleton 19-0  at Tor, at Rye, at Ott
Toronto 14-5 CAR, OTT, RYE
Ottawa 10-9 at Rye, at Tor, CAR
Ryerson 9-10  OTT, CAR, at Tor
York 8-11 at Queen's, at RMC, LAUR
Laurentian 6-13 at RMC, at Queen's, at York
Queen's 3-16  YOR, LAUR, RMC
RMC 0-19 LAUR, YORK, at Queen's

Also, Lakehead defeats Waterloo 65-58;  Jamie Searle had 24 points on 6-9 shooting from downtown to lead the Thunderwolves.  Alan Goodhoofd had 12 points and 6 boards to lead the Warriors.  Waterloo falls to 8-10 and into a tie for the sixth and final playoff spot with Brock, also at 8-10.  Guelph is one game back at 7-11.  The Warriors travel to Windsor on Wednesday while Lakehead gets set to host Brock twice next weekend in Thunder Bay.  Guelph hosts Laurier on Wednesday.


Anonymous said...

Re: Toronto v RMC:

"Paladins actually led by 10 after the first quarter before the Blues turned it up, outscoring RMC 59-12 over the next 10 minutes to win going away."

Actually, that's not quite right.
Toronto outscored RMC 59-12 over the next 20 minutes (34-6 in the 2nd, 25-6 in the third)...but still.

Anonymous said...

The way Carleton came out and dominated York from the get go, it was clear the Ravens wanted no part of the memory of last year's stunning defeat at the Tait.
Carleton played with energy, focus and total commitment....elements that were lacking in last season's upset.
By any standard, Carleton's 20-2 mark last season was outstanding, especially considering it was accomplished despite the loss of the Kingston Trio.
But this year's squad is vastly superior to last year's team.
Outside of a late game scare at Laurier, the Ravens haven't even come close to a loss this year.
Even though Tyson Hinz has largely replaced the point production of Kevin McCleery, the Raven offense doesn't necessarily always run through him, as what seemed to be the case last year with McCleery.
Overall, this year's team is more experienced, confident, versatile and maybe even hungrier than last year's squad.

Anonymous said...

York is like a high school team compared to the better teams. When will someone tell Tyndale he's not Chris Paul. Oliveri seems resigned to letting this team just flounder around.

prizby said...

Carleton will only get better...only losing Kenny (and maybe any discontent transfers) and adding Justin Shaver...maybe Pierre-Charles (if he doesn't go to Brown-although I hope Laurentian can somehow land him)...Dave Smart just restocking year after year; you wonder when someone will get bored of it (lol)