Thursday, January 5, 2012

Concordia 73, UQAM 60

Stingers controlled the flow virtually from start to finish, jumping out to a 10-3 lead and never trailing thereafter, extending the lead to 8 after three quarters and then 6'2" Decee Krah clinched the game with three 3's in the fourth as Concordia remained undefeated in the "Q".  UQAM stayed in the game primarily on the foul line as Eric Cote-Kougnima went 17-17 (shades of Waterloo's Graham Jarman from several years ago).  Citadins pair of second-year bigs Vincent Lanctot-Forcier (8 first-quarter points) and Alexandre Bernard (several athletic offensive moves including a dunk) also kept UQAM in the game however Stingers pulled away late.

With both teams favouring a pressing, up tempo style, the game featured numerous scrums and loose ball scrambles as the Stingers especially continue to try to impose their fast playing style with double teams anywhere on the floor and countless attempts at dislodging the ball, making it a very challenging game to referee.  Citadins employed their customary three-quarter court pressure after makes and while the ploy did disrupt the Stingers on occasion, more times than not off press breaks, Concordia shooters, most noteably Krah (18 points, 5 rebounds) were left with wide open looks.

UQAM hosts Bishop's on Saturday night while Stingers are off until next Saturday when they host the Citadins.

... with thanks to our Quebec correspondent Eddie Pomykala

1 comment:

Martin Timmerman said...

Graham Jarman went 18 for 18 from the free throw line on Dec 5, 2004 against Ottawa in a game played at Waterloo. Highest free throw count in a single game for a Waterloo player. I have no idea what the CIS record might be.