CIS men's basketball Wednesday roundup: Western's Wedemire, Barbeau outlast No. 10 Laurier 82-79
Photo credit Craig Glover Western Athletics
|Toronto||82||Ryerson||80||Final - OT||Boxscore|
|TORONTO - Justin Holmes scored a game-high 22
points and banked in a long range three-pointer to lift the Toronto
Varsity Blues to a thrilling 82-80 overtime victory over the host
Ryerson Rams on Wednesday night. After Jordon Gauthier hit a pair
of foul shots to give the Rams an 80-79 lead, Holmes would hit the
three from well behind the arc with 13.8 seconds in the extra
frame. On Ryerson's next possession, Ola Adegboruwa had an
opportunity to tie the game but missed when he tried to dunk over a
The loss drops the Rams to 6-9 and ends a season-high four-game winning streak. Ryerson remains in a three-way tie for fourth in the OUA East with Laurentian (6-9) and Ottawa (6-9). With the win, Toronto improves to 10-5 and remains comfortably in second place in the East.
The Blues led the entire contest until Adegboruwa hit a jumper with 21.9 seconds in regulation to give the Rams their first lead of the night at 74-72. Toronto would tie it with 7.1 seconds to go when Andrew Wasik worked his way under the basket for the lay-up.
Toronto's biggest lead of the night was 16 early in the third quarter, in what was arguably the most entertaining game at Kerr Hall in the past two seasons.
Five Rams scored in double-digits. The Hero Burger 'Hero of the Game' Afeworki Gebrekerestos had a team-high 15 points, while Adegboruwa, Gauthier, Jahmal Jones and Ryan McNeilly all recorded 14 points. Luke Staniscia grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds.
Wasik and Arun Kumar had 14 points each for the Blues, while Anthony DeGiorgio added 13 points. Drazen Glisic tied Staniscia for the game-high with 11 boards. Holmes shot 8-for-12 from the floor, including 6-for-10 from three-point range.
Both the Rams and the Blues will play host to Laurentian and York (7-8) this weekend.
Source: Ryerson Sports Info
|TORONTO - After a slow first quarter, the No. 1
nationally ranked Carleton University Ravens men's basketball team
came back to take a 78-65 victory over the University of Ottawa
Gee-Gees at the fifth annual MBNA Capital Hoops Classic in front of
a crowd of 7,565 at Scotiabank Place.
The Ravens have now won 15 straight games and are 10 points ahead of the second place University of Toronto Varsity Blues in the OUA East standings.
The Gee-Gees took control of the first, going 5-for-9 from the three-point line and going on an 11-0 run to take a 13-point lead. But the Ravens began to shrink the deficit into the second quarter, forcing shot clock violations on the Gee-Gee offense and bringing it to a one-point game at the halftime buzzer.
It wasn't long into the third before Carleton would overtake their opponent with a two from Aaron Chapman (Bloomfield, Ont.) under the net. The Ravens would run with that lead to the final buzzer and finish the game 78-65.
Top scorer Tyson Hinz (Ottawa) finished the game with a double-double, recording 25 points and 10 rebounds.
The men will be back at the Ravens' Nest this weekend, playing the RMC Paladins Friday night and the Queen's University Gaels Saturday night. Both days tip-off at 8 p.m.
Source: Carleton Sports Info
|LONDON, Ont. - The Western Mustangs upset the No.
10 ranked Laurier Golden Hawks 82-79 at Alumni Hall on Wednesday,
Andrew Wedemire powered the Mustangs' attack with 24 points and five rebounds. Ryan Barbeau had 19 points, five assists and three steals. Rookie Peter Scholtes had 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting.
The Mustangs improve to 7-8 on the season and Laurier drops to 10-5 on the year.
The Mustangs got off to a great start, hitting their open looks and forcing Laurier to take tough ones. They held Laurier to just 10 points in the quarter to lead 20-10 after one.
Laurier was the team with the stingy defence in the second quarter outscoring the Mustangs 16-12. A strong drive to the hoop with 3.2 seconds remaining in the half by Ryan Barbeau gave the Mustangs a 32-26 halftime lead.
The Golden Hawks took a 48-45 lead with 3:10 remaining in the third after a steal by Laurier, a dunk and then a transition three-pointer. Following the timeout the Mustangs went on a 9-0 run and held a 58-53 lead at the end of three quarters.
Laurier was able to get in the line in the fourth quarter and cut the lead to 72-71 with 3:33 left. A reverse layup by Wedemire extended the Mustangs' lead to 80-76 with 1:05 remaining.
Laurier's Matthew Buckley was fouled with 1.3 seconds left on his three-point attempt and hit the first one, missed the second, and while trying to miss, hit the third shot to make it 80-79 with 1.3 seconds left.
Barbeau was sent to the line with 0.8 left and hit both to make it a three-point game and Laurier had one last chance to tie. Laurier's Patrick Donnelly had a good look at the end of the game but it was short and Western held on to win 82-79.
The Western Mustangs head on the road this weekend to take on the Waterloo Warriors at 3 p.m. on Jan. 29.
Source: Western Sports Info