Sunday, 15 January 2012

AUS Today: Resurgent CBU

Two games this afternoon in the AUS with St. FX visit to UPEI for a 4 PM AT start being most interesting.  Although this is their first meeting of the AUS regular season, the teams have met on three occasions already this season with X taking all 3:  in October at Mickey Place UPEI tournament 97-88, first round of the NIKE X Invitational 101-81 and in the semi-finals of the recent Rod Shoveller Memorial tournament at Dal, 78-69.  Game is available on PatherTV.  Cape Breton hosts Memorial in the second of a two game set this weekend in Sydney.... Last night, Cape Breton pounded the Sea-Hawks at home in Sydney 94-61 as the suddenly-resurgent Capers hold MUN to 29% shooting and get 24 points and 7 assists from Jimmy Dorsey, who only played 24 minutes as the route was on reasonably early.  Box Score  The teams go at it again today and Capers are playing much stronger team defense recently as Coach Thom Gillespie patiently installs his systems after the late start taking over the Capers.  Dal Tigers had a nice second-half comeback over Saint Mary's last night as the Huskies welcomed back injured 6'5" forward Harry Ezenibe who played 24 minutes  Box Score

AUS Standings
St. FX  7-1, 18
CBU 6-3, 16
Acadia 4-4, 16
Dal 4-4, 14
UPEI 6-3, 12
SMU 5-6, 12
UNB 3-7, 12
MUN 1-8, 2

A win by Cape Breton combined with an X loss today at UPEI (both 4 point games) would lift the Capers into sole possession of first place in the conference, a testament to the quietly efficient job that Gillespie is doing in Sydney.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think Jim Charters leaving CBU is really a blessing in, check that...a blessing, period.
Sure he was a great recruiter but technically he was a lousy coach.
Gillespie can coach circles around Charters and is it evident he is already installing discipline and structure to the program, two things that never even occurred to Charters.
I know Cape Breton will benefit in the long run because already they are playing more as a team then they ever did previously.