CIS men's basketball Wednesday roundup: Balanced attack lifts Western over Waterloo
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HAMILTON, Ont. - The McMaster men's basketball team took out the visiting Guelph Gryphons at Burridge Gymnasium on Wednesday night. McMaster's Big Mac Player of the Game was Adam Presuitt in the 82-74 win.
Both teams scored early in the game, trading leads and baskets and would be tied at 8. Guelph would take the first significant lead of the game at 14-9, shutting out McMaster on the offensive. Four points from rookie Joe Rocca would get the Marauders within one thanks to a lay-up and some foul shots to follow and a jumper from Taylor Black would tie it up at 15. The first would end with the home team up by one at 21-20.
In the second, back-to-back lay-ups from McMaster would give them the slight three points lead thanks to Satar Wahidi and Adam Presutti at 27-24. That lead wouldn't last for long though as Guelph's 4-0 run would give them the lead back.
Aggressive play on offense from the Marauders would keep the game close, until the Gryphons went up by five points at 36-31, forcing McMaster to call a timeout with 3:30 to go. Poor rebounding from the Marauders would extend Guelph's lead to 8 and the half would end 43-35 in favour of the Gryphons.
The first double digit lead of the game occurred near the beginning of the third with the Gryphons up 47-37. It would be later in the quarter that the Marauders would come alive with baskets from Victor Raso and Nathan Pelech. It would turn into a 8-0 run for McMaster as foul shots got the Marauders within three. The end of the quarter would have the Marauders down by just two points at 53-51 with ten minutes to go in the game.
In the fourth, it would be Presutti that would tie it at 53 and another basket from the rookie would put McMaster up by two. Soon after, the Marauders would see their lead grow even larger at 60-54. McMaster would be able to maintain that lead throughout the quarter, but not without the Gryphons at their heels. Guelph tied that score up at 63, but the Marauders would keep pushing, allowing a number of players to contribute in the last three minutes of the game. McMaster would go on to win it 82-74.
McMaster's Big Mac Player of the Game was rookie Adam Presutti for his game-high 27 points. Fellow rookie Joe Rocca recorded the double-double with 11 rebounds and 10 points and Taylor Black added another 16 for the Marauders.
For the Gryphons, Kareem Malcolm was named Big Mac Player of the Game for his game-high 27 points. Also hitting double-digit numbers for Guelph was Dan McCarthy with 15 points and Michel Clark with 11. Adam Bering recorded nine points and 12 rebounds.
The Marauders take on the Waterloo Warriors on the road on Saturday afternoon.
Source: McMaster Sports Info
LONDON, Ont. – The Western Mustangs’ men’s basketball team pulled away in the fourth quarter Wednesday night, outscoring the visiting Waterloo Warriors 16-4 in the opening three minutes of the final period en route to an 81-69 win at Alumni Hall.
Ryan Barbeau scored 10 of those 16 points and tallied 12 in a row in the fourth for the Mustangs, who improved to 5-10 with the win. The Warriors, meanwhile, fell to 4-11.
Leading by just three at halftime, the Mustangs shot an even 50% (17-for-34) in the second half Wednesday night on the way to 47 points over the final two quarters.
Barbeau finished with a game-high 20 points (8-for-16 from the floor) for the Mustangs to go along with a team-high seven assists and two steals. Peter Scholtes went 7-for-12 from the floor for 19 points, while Nathan DiLoreto made four three-pointers en route to 15 points and Ryan Higgins made a pair of three-pointers and finished with 10 points.
For video highlights of Wednesday's game, click here.
Mike Wright was the top scorer for the Warriors, tallying 16 points on 7-of-16 shooting, including a pair of three-pointers. Andrew Melbourne had 12 points (5-for-10) and five rebounds, while Wayne Bridge had 11 points and four boards.
The Mustangs (5-10) are back in action this Saturday, Jan. 28, when they will travel to Laurier for a rematch against the No. 6 CIS-ranked Golden Hawks (13-2), who came away with an 89-73 win over Western last Saturday. Game time is set for 3:00 p.m.
Source: Western Sports Info
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - The Brock University men's basketball team (8-7 OUA West) dropped an 89-55 decision to the No. 6 ranked Laurier Golden Hawks (13-2 OUA West) Wednesday night at the Bob Davis Gymnasium.
Brock was missing four starters for this contest due to injury.
Laurier jumped out to a 30-18 lead after one quarter. In the second quarter, the Badgers held the Golden Hawks to just 11 points and trailed 41-31 at the half. In the final two quarters, the high-scoring Golden Hawks were just to much for the Badgers unexperienced lineup, as they defeated their opponent by more than 20 points for the eighth time this season.
Laurier had four players in double figures led by Maxwell Allin with 15 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Kale Harrison contributed with 14 points and six rebounds. Matthew Buckley (12 points, 12 rebounds), and Patrick Donnelly (12 points, 11 rebounds) both registered double-doubles in the victory.
For the Badgers, senior Andrew Kraus (Markham, Ont.) was one rebound shy of a double-double adding 10 points and nine rebounds. Senior Andrew Ferguson added 11 points and seven boards in the loss.
For the game, Brock shot just 31.4% (22-for-70) from the field and struggled from beyond the arc shooting a dismal 14.3% (2-for-14). Laurier shot 39.3% (33-for-84) from the field. The Golden Hawks dominated the boards outrebounding Brock 56-38.
The Badgers next action is Saturday, January 28th when they travel to Guelph to take on the University of Guelph Gryphons in a battle for fifth place in the OUA West.
Source: Brock Sports Info