CIS men's basketball Wednesday roundup: Hawks shutdown Gryphons for 16th win
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Hamilton, Ont. - The McMaster men's basketball team hosted the
Western Mustangs on Wednesday night at Burridge Gymnasium in their
second last home game of the regular season. Cam Michaud was
McMaster's high scorer on the night with a game-high 23 points and
6 rebounds in the 77-63 win.
Source: McMaster Sports Info
WATERLOO, Ont. - Kale Harrison of Stratford, Ont., and Matthew Buckley of Waterloo, Ont., each posted double-doubles Wednesday night as the No. 6 Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks (16-3) defeated the Guelph Gryphons (8-11) by a score of 110-69.
Despite the win, the Hawks got off to another slow start as Guelph held an early lead in the opening quarter. Late in the quarter, guard Travis Berry of St. Catharines, Ont., came off the bench and sparked the purple and gold on a 7-0 run to close the quarter as Laurier grabbed a slim 25-23 lead.
Laurier turned up their offensive game in the second quarter thanks to some strong work in the post by Buckley as they took a 53-43 lead at the half.
In the second half, the Hawks showed why are one of the top teams in the nation as Harrison scored at will while Laurier shutdown the Gryphons defensively, allowing them to scoring just 26 points in the third and fourth quarters en route to the big win.
Harrison had a second-consecutive strong game for Laurier scoring 25 points and pulling down 10 rebounds in just 24 minutes of court time. He finished the game 7-of-13 from the floor and made 10 of his 11 free throw attempts. As for Buckley, he played a team-high 34 minutes and finished the game with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Kyle Enright of Oakville, Ont., Maxwell Allin of Chatham, Ont., and William Coulthard of Oakville, Ont., all managed to reach double-digits in the win as well, finishing with 16, 15 and 10 points respectively.
As for Guelph, they were led on the evening by guard Daniel McCarthy of Guelph, Ont., who had a team-high 20 points in the loss.
The Hawks will look to start another win streak Saturday afternoon when they host the Windsor Lancers (12-7) at the Athletic Complex. Game time is set for 4 p.m.
Source: Laurier Sports Info