December 3, 2011
CIS men's basketball Saturday roundup: Voyageurs lose heart breaker in overtime to No. 3 Thunderwolves
LONDON, Ont. - The Western Mustangs (3-5) outrebounded visiting
Royal Military College, 47-19, en route to a 94-53 win Saturday
afternoon at Alumni Hall.
Peter Scholtes, Charlie Drouin, and Greg Morrow all grabbed seven
boards for the Mustangs. Scholtes also led the team with 20 points.
However, it was Jermaine Bernard who stole the show with a career
statline. In 27 minutes of play, Bernard went 6-for-8 from the
field, including 2-for-2 from beyond the arc to give him 15 points
to go along with his 10 assists, three steals, and four
The visiting Royal Military College fell behind quickly as Western
started the game out on a 12-0 run that was not stopped until RMC's
Nicholas Powler drained a 3-pointer at the 5:40 mark of the first
quarter. However, enough damage had already been done and the
Mustangs continued to run to a 31-7 lead at the first break.
Solid defense from the Mustangs took away any consistency that RMC
was looking for the remainder of the game. UWO forced RMC into 27
turnovers and held them to only 35-percent shooting from the field,
including a 25-percent mark from three-point range.
Six Mustangs hit double-digits in the scoring column. Along with
Bernard and Scholtes, Ryan Higgins (12), Quinn Henderson (12),
Drouin (10), and Morrow (13) all helped lead UWO to the blowout
victory -- their second in two days.
Western will be in action again on December 21 when the team
travels to the University of St. Francis for a 4:00 p.m. start.
Source: Western Sports Info
OTTAWA - The Gee-Gees evened out their record tonight with a
119-76 win over the visiting Waterloo Warriors to close the first
half of their season second in the OUA East.
The Gee-Gees steadily built their lead over the Warriors as the
game progressed, beginning with 10 points after the first, 20 at
half and 30 to close the game. The Gee-Gees were off to a roaring
start with a powerful first half offensive production of 63 points,
finishing with a season high 119 points.
The Gee-Gees were especially successful from the three point zone,
with fourth-year guard Warren Ward (London, Ont.) going four for
five attempts, and rookie Mike L’Africain (Oakville, Ont.)
going two for three, including a buzzer beater to close the first
half. First-year forward Vikas Gill (Stittsville, Ont.) also went
four for six on the night.
Ward led the Gee-Gees in scoring with a huge 27 point night, Gill
followed close behind with 20 points. Second-year forward Gabriel
Gonthier-Dubue (Gatineau, Qué.) had a strong performance in
tonight’s win, with 17 points and six rebounds.
L’Africain finished with six assists in addition to his 14
“We knew we needed to come out strong, last night was a
heartbreaker,” said Gill, “And tonight, we came out
strong, hitting our shots to start, unlike yesterday. And we had
good energy, and that’s what you need to win.”
“The leadership from Warren [Ward] and Johnny [Berhanemeskel]
from the start, from their quick start,” said head coach
James Derouin as a key to the team’s win and high scoring,
“We got on a roll quickly and that was really important for
us tonight because of how heartbreaking last night was. We needed
Warren and Johnny to come with energy and I thought they did right
off the bat. The offense tonight was pretty awesome. We just got it
going finally; I knew there’d be a night when we’d
shoot the ball really well.”
“We’re okay with where we’re at,” said Gill
on the first half of the season, “But we expected to be
higher. A 4-4 record is alright, we’ll just have to do really
well against the OUA East and hope we can keep the momentum
“We want to get healthy a little bit,” said Derouin on
the goals for the break, “The focus is really what
we’ve been doing tonight, our transition game. We’ve
really been pushing the ball a lot more and that’s something
that we’re trying to incorporate over Christmas.”
The Gee-Gees will travel to Dalhousie for the Shoveller Tournament
December 29-31 where they will face some tough competition,
including the number two nationally-ranked St.FX. The Gee-Gees will
begin the second half of their season when they take on their own
division in the OUA East after the Christmas break as they travel
to Laurentian and York on January 6-7, 2012.
Source: Ottawa Sports Info
TORONTO - The York University Lions men's basketball team took
to the court to face off against the Guelph Gryphons in a 77-62
loss at Tait McKenzie Centre on Saturday (Dec. 3).
The Lions played hard throughout the contest and were led on
offence by rookie Raheem Isaac (Brampton, Ont.), who had 17 points
on the night. Also having a big night was fellow rookie
Matthew Ziobrowski (Thornhill, Ont.) and Kenneth Buchanan (Toronto)
with 10 points each.
Play in the first quarter remained very close as the two teams
played each other very close, and that was initially reflected by
the scoreboard. However, after the Gryphons snagged a couple foul
shots and two point baskets, they pulled ahead to close out the
first quarter 15-9.
Unfortunately, the Lions could not respond to the Gryphons'
continued advances and the visiting team took the lead 43-26 to
close out the half.
The third quarter was started off with two successful foul shots by
the Gryphons due to a technical foul charged to Lions coach Tom
The Lions fought hard to come back, sinking three-pointers and
two-point baskets, but it would not be enough to match the Gryphons
in this matchup. The Gryphons would go on to claim the
With the loss, the Lions remain in six in the OUA East in a
three-way tie with the Queen's Gaels and the RMC Paladins. With the
win, the Gryphons now tie the Windsor Lancers in fifth in the OUA
West at 5-3.
The Gryphons got most of their offence from the tandem of Kareem
Malcom and Daniel McCarthy, who each tallied 23 points. No other
player on the team has more than nine.
Next up for the Lions is the holiday break and they will return on
Friday, Jan. 6 to face the nation's No. 1 team, the undefeated
Carleton Ravens, at Tait McKenzie Centre. Game time is set
Source: Andrew Viarruel, York sport writing
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - The Brock University men's basketball
team (6-2 OUA) scored 59 points in the second half on route to a
95-55 victory over the University of Toronto Varsity Blues Saturday
night at the Bob Davis Gymnasium.
Brock led 36-28 at the half.
In the opening three minutes of the third quarter, the Badgers
offense came alive, as they put together a 15-2 run to take a
21-point lead 51-30. They would extend their lead to thirty points
(75-45) early in the fourth quarter to secure the victory.
After knocking down just one three pointer in the first half, Brock
shot an impressive 60.0% (12-for-20) in the second half from
Leading the Badgers offense was the duo of senior Mark Gibson
(Toronto, Ont.) and sophomore Jameson Tipping (Orangeville, Ont.).
Gibson recorded 20 points and 10 rebounds for his second straight
double-double. Tipping added a game-high 24 points including a
career best 5-for-6 from beyond the arc.
Also in double figures was junior Tshing Kasamba (St. Catharines,
Ont.) who contributed with 15 points, four steals and four
rebounds. Senior Andrew Kraus (Markham, Ont.) added a season high
Andrew Wasik was Toronto's lone player in double digits finishing
with 16 points and six rebounds in the loss.
Brock shot 51.4% (37-for-72) from the field and 54.2% (13-for-24)
from three-point range. The Badgers defense held Toronto to a
season low 28.8% (19-for-66) from the field and 17.6% (3-for-17)
from beyond the arc. Brock also forced the Varsity Blues to turn
the ball over 26 times which led to 38 points off turnovers.
The Badgers will travel to Florida during the Christmas holidays.
They will return to OUA action on January 4th at 8:00 pm when they
host the Guelph Gryphons at the Bob Davis Gymnasium.
Source: Brock Sports Info
|No. 8 Laurier
||No. 1 Carleton
OTTAWA - The No. 1 nationally ranked Carleton University Ravens
men’s basketball team extended its perfect record to 8-0 by
dropping the No. 8 nationally ranked Wilfrid Laurier University
Golden Hawks to a 7-1 record in an 84-68 victory at the
Ravens’ Nest Saturday night.
The Ravens stormed out of the gate, hitting 11 points with three
three-point plays from different players about two and a half
And they dominated on their side of the court too. Their defensive
play was aggressive, effectively doubling up on a man when needed
to force turnovers.
The effort on both sides of the court gave the Ravens a one-sided
26-13 lead going into the second quarter.
The strong defence continued to open the second quarter, as
Carleton denied second-chance points with their quick transition
offence, led by point guard Willy Manigat (Ottawa), who out-worked
defenders for easy finger-rolls heading down the court more than
Tyson Hinz (Ottawa) also had a strong quarter. He was too hard to
handle in the key, draining nine points for a half-time high of
But the Hawks would gain some ground by relying on their strong
cycle game to expose openings along the perimeter. They nailed five
of seven shots from beyond-the-arc to pull within eleven points and
go into the half down only 47-36.
They started the second half strong, pulling within seven points.
But a four-point play from Phillip Scrubb (Richmond, B.C.)
energized the Ravens. He nailed his deep trey while being offended
and found mesh on the resulting free throw to establish a 55-44
lead and start a 13-3 run.
Carleton’s defence then took over again, running out two shot
clocks and winning a couple of loose balls, forcing a Laurier
But that wouldn’t help the Hawks, as the Ravens dominated the
quarter 23-13 to head into the final frame up 70-49.
Manigat nailed the first five points of the quarter, ensuring a
The Ravens will have a month off before putting their perfect
record on the line against the York University Lions Jan. 6.
Tip-off is at 8 p.m.
Source: Carleton Sports Info
HAMILTON, Ont. - The McMaster Marauders extended their win
streak to seven games before the break with a win over the Ryerson
Rams. In the 86-70 win, the Marauders now have 14 points and sit
atop the OUA West division along with Laurier and Lakehead.
In the first, the Marauders took an early ten point lead at 20-10
after rookie Aaron Redpath (Ajax, Ont.) shot and scored on a
three-pointer. Ryerson would string together a few baskets but more
three pointers from the Marauders, namely Nathan Pelech
(Mississauga, Ont.) and Redpath kept the McMaster lead at six. The
first quarter would end with Joe Rocca (Sarnia, Ont.) drawing a
foul on a three-point shot. The rookie would make all three for
McMaster to lead 29-23 going into the second.
Taylor Black (Stoney Creek, Ont.) of the Marauders would be the
first to score in the second quarter off of two foul shots. As the
Marauders continued to force Ryerson turnovers, A breakaway by
Victor Raso (Hamilton, Ont.) would see a two-on-one situation and
Redpath would score on the lay-up to extend the lead back to ten
points at 33-23. Two more threes from Raso and another from Satar
Wahidi (Ancaster, Ont.) with 3:30 left to go in the half earned the
Marauders the 43-27 lead. Raso would score one more three before
half time to push the McMaster lead to 19 and at halftime the score
would read 50-29.
Halfway through the third quarter, the Marauders maintained their
lead with continued turnovers from the Rams. Not allowing Ryerson
to get shots off, McMaster's lead would hover around the 15 point
mark. Then with 1:35 left in the quarter, Ryerson would get within
ten with a jumper from Luke Staniscia (Pefferlaw, Ont.) at 58-48.
McMaster would respond though with a block from Black that would
turn in to a breakaway lay-up made by Cam Michaud (Grimsby, Ont.).
The quarter would end 62-49 in favour of the Marauders with an Adam
Presutti (Oakville, Ont.) jumper made at the buzzer.
Two minutes into the fourth, the Rams began to mount a comeback and
a three-pointer from Jordan Gauthier (Windsor, Ont.) would get
Ryerson within eight. A lay-up from Jahmal Jones (Mississauga,
Ont.) would follow to squeeze the gap to six points at 62-56. The
Marauders would quickly respond with a three from Rocca and
regained the ten point lead with another three from forward
Around the four minute mark, the Rams got themselves into some
trouble as head coach Roy Rana was given a technical foul and that
would follow with forward Jelane Pryce (Innisfil, Ont.) getting
fouled out. Pryce would serve a technical foul himself which would
allow the Marauders to go up 80-66. With a minute left to go and
McMaster up by ten, Presutti is fouled, makes both shots and then
guard Ola Adegboruwa (Toronto) would also be fouled out due to a
technical. The Marauders would close out the game with the win with
a score of 86-70.
Player of the game honours for the Rams went to Staniscia for his
22 points and 14 rebounds. Jones was also effective for the Rams
with 15 points and eight assists. Gauthier added 14 points and 10
rebounds for Ryerson and Adegboruwa scored ten more in Ryerson's
For the Marauders, Raso was named Player of the Game for his 23
points and six rebounds on the night. Black and Presutti also
reached double digits with 11 points each.
Source: McMaster Sports Info
|No. 3 Lakehead
||Final - OT
SUDBURY, Ont. - The Laurentian Voyageurs took on the third
ranked team in the country, the Lakehead Thunderwolves on Saturday
December 3, 2011 at the Ben Avery gym. The Voyageurs gave the
favored Thunderwolves all they could handle but fell up short in
overtime losing 99-95.
The Voyageurs came out strong with swarming defense which lead
to turnovers and fast break points. Both teams were hitting there
3s and were trading baskets throughout the first quarter. The
Voyageurs had the lead at the end of the quarter 23-17
The Voyageurs came out strong in the early part of the second
quarter and stretched their lead to 11 points within the first
three minutes, causing the Thunderwolves to take a timeout. This
helped the Thundrwolves as they were able to settle down and
started to push the tempo of the game. But six straight points by
Alex Ratte (from Ottawa) helped the Voyageurs to maintain their
lead. The Voyageurs also got a nice spark of the bench from Eric
Ducharme (from Espanola) who had 10 points on 4-5 shooting. The
Voyageurs took an eight point lead into half time with the score
The Voyageurs defense was strong again in the early part of the
third which led to fast break points. However a few missed layups
and missed assignments on defense by the Voyageurs allowed the
Thunderwolves back into the game. The Thunderwolves made an
adjustment of defense which seemed to fluster the Voyageurs, and
forced them to take difficult shots and forced turnovers. This
helped the Thunderwolves chip away at the lead. At the end of the
third the Voyageurs lead 65-61.
The hand checking by the Thunderwolves guard Greg Carter (from
Ottawa), forced numerous turnovers and lead to easy baskets for the
Thunderwolves. The Thunderwolves were driving on every possession
and were able to cut the lead to three with 3:35 remaining in the
fourth. The teams were trading baskets with both teams hustling for
every loose ball and sacrificing their bodies. The Thunderwolves
defense forced difficult shots that the Voyageurs missed. The
Thunderwolves were able to take the lead 88-86 but Mike Hull (from
Victora BC) pulled down a huge offensive rebound and scored a huge
basket to tie the game. The Thunderwolves had one more chance but
werent able to get a shot off because of the Voyageurs
In overtime the Thunderwolves made two quick three and took the
early lead. But the Voyageurs battled back with great hustle on the
defensive end, and were able to tie at 94 with 47 seconds left.
After the team traded free throws the Thunderwolves then ran a
great play to take to the lead 97-95 with 13 seconds left. A
miscommunication on the following inbounds play by the Voyageurs
allowed the Thunderwolves to ice the game with two free throws.
That was the last game for the Voyageurs before the Christmas
break, they will return to action on Friday January 6 2012 against
Ottawa in the Ben Avery gym, tipoff is at 8PM
Source: Laurentian Sports Info
WINDSOR, Ont. - The Windsor Lancers Men's Basketball team
rounded out the first half of their 2011-12 regular season with a
home series sweep of the Queen's Gaels and RMC Paladins at the St.
With the victories, the Lancers move to 5-3 in conference play.
On Saturday night. Windsor earned a 74-56 win over Queen's. The
Lancers were led by Lien Phillip who finished with another
double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds.
The Lancers jumped out to an early 10-point lead in the first
quarter and never looked back. The increased their lead to 14
points at the break as they led 42-28.
Josh Collins had another solid performance as he finished with 15
points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds and controlled the play throughout
the game from the point guard position. Windsor played for the
second straight game without shooting guard Enrico Diloreto who was
out with an injury.
In the second half, the Gaels tried to cut into the Lancer lead in
the third quarter but were unable to overcome the dominant inside
play and rebounding of Lien Phillip.
Coach Oliver's team extended their lead in the fourth quarter and
cruised to the 74-56 win. Rookies Junior Osuntola and Adem Said
also had strong games as they finished with 11 points and 10 points
On Friday night, led by Anthony Ottley’s 13 points and 11
rebounds, the Lancers dominated the RMC Paladins en route to a
89-51 victory on Friday night at the St. Denis Centre.
After building a commanding lead in the opening half, the
Lancers doubled up on the Paladins 40-20 in the second half to
secure the victory.
In addition to Ottley, Windsor was led by Junior Osuntola and
Jahmal McQueen who finished with points 11 points apiece. Lien
Phillip led the Lancers on the glass with 12 rebounds.
The Lancers will now break for exams and the holidays and will
resume conference play in January.
Source: Windsor Sports Info