CIS men's basketball Saturday roundup
Waterloo, 82 @ Laurier, 114
The Laurier Golden Hawks beat Waterloo with a big 32 point victory against their cross-town rivals. Rookie Patrick Donnelly continued his strong year with a career and game-high 32 points. Waterloo was not able to stay with Laurier from the opening tip, as Laurier took the lead just over two minutes into the first quarter.
Laurier overwhelmed Waterloo in the first quarter, taking a 39-24 lead into the second quarter. In the second, Laurier was unable to pull further away from Waterloo, as the Warriors outscored the Golden Hawks 23-22. Laurier went into the locker-room with a 14 point lead. If there was any hope of a Waterloo comeback, it was squashed in the third quarter with a 14-2 run by Laurier. Laurier cruised for the rest of the game, outscoring Waterloo 53-35 in the second half.
Patrick Donnelly (Oakville, Ont.) led Laurier with 32 points, and he also added 15 rebounds and seven assists. Kale Harrison (Stratford, Ont.) continued his strong play this season, adding 19 points. Maxwell Allin (Chatham, Ont.) scored 18 points and had six assists, while both Matthew Buckley (Waterloo, Ont.) and Kyle Enright (Oakville, Ont.) scored 10 points. Laurier shot well from the field shooting 47-percent, they also forced 20 UW turnovers, and out-rebounded the Warriors 46-34.
Cam McIntyre (Kitchener, Ont.) had a team high 25 points, and Alan Goodhoofd (Oakville, Ont.) had 19 points and 10 rebounds. UW shot a respectable 48-percent from the field but were unable to keep up with Laurier's unbelievable 16 three-pointers.
Source: Laurier Sports Info
McMaster, 95 @ Western, 80
The McMaster Marauders men’s basketball team downed the Western Mustangs 90-85 this afternoon at Alumni Hall. Scott Brittain (Oakville, Ont.) scored a game high 23 points and recorded 14 rebounds in the win.
Within the first quarter, McMaster’s defensive efforts, led by Brittain, forced five Mustang turnovers in the quarter, allowing the Marauders to take an initial 19-12 lead.
Despite ten Mustang turnovers at half, Western tightened the score to 42-38, as Ryan Barbeau (Belleville, Ont.) led the Mustangs offensively with 22 points, shooting 100 percent from the free-throw line. The Mustangs outscored the Marauders 26-23, in the second quarter, but still trailed 42-38 at half.
Western once again outscored McMaster in the third quarter 26-21, due in part by Barbeau continued perfection from the foul-line, as he went 7-7. Western ended the third quarter, ahead 64-63, where McMaster had a total of 26 fouls against and Western with 16.
McMaster continued to extend the lead throughout the final quarter, sinking 32 baskets, ending the game with a 95-80 victory over Western.
In addition to Brittain’s scoring power, Cam Michaud (Grimsby, Ont.) contributed 22 points, despite getting fouled out mid-way through the fourth quarter.
The win puts McMaster in a four-way tie for third place in the OUA West.
Source: McMaster Sports Info
Toronto, 73 @ Carleton, 93
A double-double performance by Tyson Hinz (Ottawa) helped the Carleton University Ravens men’s basketball team maintain its perfect record, taking a 93-73 victory over the University of Toronto Varsity Blues Saturday night at the Ravens’ Nest.
The Ravens record now stands at 10-0 for 20 points and first place in the OUA East, six points ahead of the second place Varsity Blues.
Four Ravens hit double digits. Hinz finished with 29 points and 13 rebounds. Elliot Thompson (Fredericton) recorded 14 points and nine rebounds. Cole Hobin (Ashton, Ont.) sunk 12 points and Philip Scrubb (Richmond, B.C.) followed with 11.
Toronto opened the scoring in the game but Carleton followed with an 11-point run. The Varsity Blues were able to pull within three but the Ravens wouldn’t let them get any closer, taking a 10-point lead into the second quarter, up 23-13.
The Ravens continued to play well in the second, thanks in large part to Hinz, who recorded an outstanding 23 points and six rebounds by the end of the first half. Carleton took a 45-33 lead into the halftime break.
The Ravens continued their solid play in the third and led 69-51 heading into the final quarter.
Carleton only outscored the Varsity Blues by two in the fourth, but the Ravens had already built up enough of lead that Toronto was unable to catch up. At the final buzzer, Carleton took the 20-point victory.
Source: Carleton Sport Info
Ryerson, 76 @ Ottawa, 88
The uOttawa Gee-Gees men’s basketball team was back in action Saturday for their second game in as many nights, and after dropping a close one to Toronto last night. With that defeat fresh on their minds, the Gee-Gees knew they had to take care of business tonight against the Ryerson Rams.
Things started out a little shaky for the garnet and grey as they looked a little unorganized in the offensive zone. However, they would quickly regain their form and begin to take it to Ryerson midway through the first quarter. First-year forward Christopher Anderson, Ottawa, Ont., would pace his team with 8 points to a 25-17 lead Gee-Gees lead to close out the first frame.
The Gee-Gees came out on fire to start the second quarter in knocking down three straight three pointers from third-year guard Jacob Gibson-Bascombe, Toronto, Ont., and first-year guard Johny Berhanemeskel, Ottawa, Ont. At this point the Gee-Gees were able to settle into a groove and extend their lead. They would hold a double-digit lead over the Rams for much of the second quarter to finish 48-36 at the half.
The game would resemble much of the same in the second half with Ryerson trying to chip away at the lead, but the Gee-Gees would not allow it. Fifth-year centre Louis Gauthier, Ottawa, Ont., came up huge and scoring 11 of his 17 points in the third quarter alone to help stave off any sort of comeback by the Rams. Yet, it was the play of Gee-Gees rookie sensation Johny Berhanemeskel down the stretch that would keep in the game in hand for the Gee-Gees; he finished as the game’s top scorer with 29 points.
Gee-Gees head coach James Derouin was pleased to finally get the result they were looking for: “Losing close games seems to be our MO right now for our team. But we’re competing with the top top teams in the league right now, I mean we’ve probably had four losses under five points with some of the top ten teams in the country. The win is important, this is a win we had to get.”
Derouin was also pleased with his team’s ability to stick to the game plan: “When we score out of our defense, with our defensive rebounding and defensive pressure, we are a much better team. We made sure to emphasize that tonight.”
Finally, Derouin continues to be impressed with the play of his top rookie Johny Berhanemeskel: “We moved him into the starting lineup to get his confidence back and get him more involved. He’s a key to our team, and he came back tonight and made twenty-nine points, three boards, four assists, and only one turnover. That’s a spectacular night, that’s an eighteen year old rookie who continues to do some amazing things.”
Source: Ottawa Sports Info
Queen’s, 78 @ York, 81
The York University Lions men's basketball team won its second straight game to start 2011 with an 81-78 victory over the visiting Queen's Gaels at the Tait McKenzie Centre on Saturday night (Jan. 8).
The Lions (5-6) let the Gaels get away early in the contest but quickly found their offensive groove and pulled ahead. The team used a strong third quarter to take a commanding lead and managed to hold on in the final minutes to earn the win.
The Gaels (2-9) led 16-11 after one quarter as the Lions simply could not drain a basket. Both teams exploded in the second for a combined 49 points and the Lions managed to close the gap to just two points at the break.
The turning point came in the third, when the Lions scored 21 points and allowed just 11 to open their biggest lead of the game. They maintained that lead throughout most of the fourth quarter before the Gaels mounted a comeback attempt. The got as close as 73-70 before a pair of free throws for the Lions put the game out of reach. Queen's scored a buzzer-beating three to end the game but it was not enough for the win.
David Tyndale (Mississauga, Ont.) proved why he's the team's leading scorer with a solid night from the floor. He completed 10-of-14 shots from the floor, including five-of-eight from behind the arc, for a game-high 27 points. He also contributed four rebounds, four assists and two steals.
Leading the way for the Gaels was Timothy Boyle (Belleville, Ont.) with a career-high 27 points on the night that included a sparkling five-of-six mark from behind the arc.
The CIS's top shot blocker, Lions second-year forward Dejan Kravic (London, Ont.) added to his total with another four in the game and now has 31 on the season, seven more than the next highest total. He finished with 12 points and six rebounds.
Also having a strong game for the Lions was Ostap Choliy (Oakville, Ont.) with 19 points, five rebounds and four assists.
Dan Bannister (Newmarket, Ont.) poured in 20 points as he and Boyle were the only two Gaels to score more than seven points.
With the win, the Lions kept pace with the teams ahead of them in the standings – Carleton, Toronto and Laurentian – and remain in fourth place in the OUA East with 10 points.
Source: York Sports Info
Lakehead, 71 @ Guelph, 63
Lakehead was able to hold the fort and win 71-63 against a gritty Guelph team that battled hard in light of injuries to four of their key players, playing with a 9-man roster. Lakehead began to pull away in the third quarter, only to have the Gryphons chip away at the lead through the fourth quarter. In the final minute Guelph had the opportunity to make it a one-possession game on a would-be steal while applying full court pressure, however the play was whistled down as a foul, much to the distaste of the hometown fans, including Guelph coach Chris O'Rourke, who was also on the mend with an injured achilles tendon. Lakehead was thereafter able to make enough free throws down the stretch to seal the win.
Guelph's young perimeter had a great game as all four of their guards scored in double figures led by MIke Petrella who had a stand-out game finishing with 18 points and 5 assists. George Mason again scored in double figures with 10 and Drew Morris was 3-4 from 3pt range for 13.
Lakehead's victory came on the strength of 20 offensive rebounds to make up for some poor outside shooting (7-27 from 3pt range). Yoosrie Salhia was again a leader with his 5th straight double double (11 points 13 rebounds) and Venzal Russell had some great hustle to pick up 17 points and 6 rebounds (5 offensive). Ryan Thomson completed a great weekend scoring 13 points and adding 8 rebounds with 0 turnovers. Greg Carter shot 3-6 from 3pt range to finish with 11 points.
Source: Lakehead Sport Info
Brock, 77 @ Windsor, 85
The No. 8 Lancer men’s basketball team rallied in the second half to come from behind and defeat the visiting Brock Badgers 85-77 on Saturday night at the St. Denis Centre.
The Badgers came out strong and quick, building a 16-9 lead
after the first quarter. The Lancers got into some foul trouble
early that saw Brock capitalize on the undisciplined Lancers.
Brock continued to dominate the scoring throughout the second, as they shot 50% from the field to build a 12 point lead heading into the break.
Windsor re-grouped in the second half as they came out flying to outscore the Badgers 32-15 in the third quarter. Josh Collins led the charge with ten of his 16 points in the third, and Justin Wiltshire’s slam dunk put an exclamation point on the Lancer comeback.
The fourth quarter was a see saw battle that saw the Lancers further their lead early as Enrico Diloreto scored three points to open the quarter.
The Badgers went on a tear and took back the lead at 68-65 with a 12-0 run. A three pointer by Issac Kuon swung the momentum back in the Lancers favour to restore the lead, and keep the Lancers ahead for the remainder of the game.
Windsor was led by Isaac Kuon with 20 points, and Lien Phillip with the games only double-double with 12 points and 16 rebounds.
The Badgers were led Cedric Kasongo with 17 points and Andrew Kraus with 16.
Source: Windsor Sports Info
RMC, 58 @ Laurentian, 99
#7 Trinity Western 74 Victoria 65
by Andy Watson, Vikes Communications
VICTORIA – A night after coming so close to knocking of the nation’s No. 7-ranked team, the UVic Vikes fell just short in another thrilling game, falling 75-64 to the Trinity Western Spartans at the Ken & Kathy Shields Court at McKinnon Gym on Jan. 8.
With the loss, the Vikes fall to 7-7, while Trinity Western improves to 14-2.
Jacob Doerksen of Abbotsford, B.C., a fifth-year phenom forward, led the Spartans with 27 points and seven rebounds in an entertaining, back-and-forth game. Tristan Smith of Los Angeles added 14 points and four assists for Trinity Western.
Mike Berg of Burnaby, B.C., led the Vikes with 21 points and 12 rebounds, with many honourable mentions.
Next, the Vikes travel to face the Winnipeg Wesmen (2-10) on Jan. 14 and 15 in Winnipeg.
#2 UBC 87 Manitoba 72
by Mitchell Clinton, U of Manitoba Sports Info Assistant
WINNIPEG - The Manitoba Bisons men’s basketball team came close, but couldn’t complete a comeback against the #2 UBC Thunderbirds at the Investors Group Athletic Centre January 8, as the Herd dropped an 87-72 decision to fall to 7-5 this conference season.
Sean Maxwell made seven of eight attempts from beyond the arc to lead the Bisons with 25 points, while his team mate Kevin Oliver had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as the Bisons were only able to get within one point of UBC on this night.
For UBC, Josh Whyte led the way with 24 points, while four other Thunderbirds also scored in double digits. Alex Murphy and Kamar Burke both had 14, while Brent Malish had 13 and Doug Plumb had 12.
The Bisons will now get ready to host #3 Saskatchewan January 14 and 15 at the Investors Group Athletic Centre, with both games scheduled to start at 8:00 p.m. CT, while UBC (12-2) will battle Calgary that same weekend.
#3 Saskatchewan 100 Brandon 61
BRANDON, MB - After a hard-fought win on Friday the Huskies were
looking to turn the tides against the Brandon Bobcats Saturday, and
they did just that. The Huskies made quick work of the
Bobcats winning 100-61. With the win the Huskies improve to 9-3 on
the season while the Bobcats fall to 4-8.
Former Bobcat Rejean Chabot had a weekend to remember leading the Huskies with 29 points. Jamelle Barret added 16 points, Chris Unsworth put up 13 points, and Dave Neufeld finished with 11 points.
Kyle Vince led the Bobcats with 21 points, shooting an impressive five for seven from three-point range.
The Huskies will look to continue their winning ways in Winnipeg next weekend as they take on the Manitoba Bisons. The Bobcats will travel to Lethbridge to take on the Pronghorns.
Alberta 78 Lethbridge 71
by Eoin Colquhoun, U of Lethbridge Sports Information
LETHBRIDGE - After laying a 33 beat down on the Horns on Friday night, the University of Alberta Golden Bears had a much tougher time in dispatching the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men’s basketball team on Saturday night. The Bears held on for a 78-71 victory to complete the weekend sweep of the Horns.
A 9-0 run to close out the third quarter gave the Bears a bit of breathing room as they headed into the final quarter with a 57-48 lead.
Daniel Ferguson was the Bears leading scorer for the second night in a row, leading the way with 19 points. Davis led the Horns with 17 points on the night.
The weekend sweep improves the Bears record to 9-5 while the Horns have now dropped four straight and sit at 3-11.
Alberta remains on the road next weekend, heading to Abbotsford to take on the UFV Cascades. Meanwhile, the Horns will have another chance to pick up their first home victory of the season, hosting the Brandon Bobcats.
Fraser Valley 86 Calgary 69
by Ben Matchett, U of Calgary Sports Information
CALGARY – Joel Friesen exploded for 22 second-half points as the Fraser Valley Cascades earned a series split against the Calgary Dinos, taking a pivotal road game 86-69 Saturday night in the Jack Simpson Gym.
The weekend split moves the Cascades to 5-9 on the season, while Calgary sits at 5-7 heading into a very tough stretch in the schedule: a visit to UBC next week followed by a visit from first-place Trinity Western.
Friesen hit shot after shot in the second half, building on his six first-half points to finish the night with 28 on 10-of-17 shooting from the field. He and Sam Freeman (17) were the only Cascades in double-digits, but a spread-out offence by UFV led to 53 points in the final 20 minutes.
Tyler Fidler earned yet another double-double for the Dinos – his ninth in the 11 games he’s played this season – with 14 points to match 14 rebounds for the Calgary Dinos. Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson chipped in with 12 points, as did Andrew McGuinness.
Both teams see their next action in the B.C. Lower Mainland next week with UFV hosting the Alberta Golden Bears while the Dinos pay a visit to the #2 UBC Thunderbirds for a rematch of last year’s CIS national semifinal.
Winnipeg 108 Thompson Rivers 99 (OT)
by Larry Read, TRU Sports Information
KAMLOOPS, B.C. - The Thompson Rivers WolfPack men’s basketball team did something they haven’t done before this season, they played an overtime contest in Canada West, as they dropped a 108-99 decision to the visiting Winnipeg Wesmen at the Tournament Capital Centre.
The victory puts Winnipeg at 2-10 on the season, while TRU falls to 2-12.
The extra period saw Benny Iko sink a three pointer in the
opening seconds and then added a three pointer with 45.9 seconds
remaining to secure the victory. Lynden Drayton Barrow led the way
25 points for Winnipeg. Nick Lother had 17 points.
TRU was led by Greg Stewart's 21 points and Chas Kok had 18.
The WolfPack head to Regina next weekend for Canada West play. Winnipeg entertains Victoria.