CIS men’s basketball Friday roundup


Jan 02, 2015

Source: Dalhousie Sports Info / Photo credit Trevor MacMillan

Shoveller Memorial Basketball Tournament

Game 1: Ottawa 115, Saint Mary’s 72 Boxscore

After opening the first quarter up 30-14, the Ottawa Gee Gees powered their way to a 115-72 blowout victory in the opening game of the Rod & Joan Shoveller tournament. Ottawa had their way with the Huskies and connected on over half their shots (53.8%) while holding the Huskies to just 39.3% from the field.

Osman Barrie led the Huskies in the loss with 17 points, seven boards and three steals on 7-13 shooting, while Achuil Lual added 16 points and six boards.

Johnny Berhanesmeskel had a game-high 19 points on 7-9 shooting to top the Gee Gees, and Caleb Agada was named the player of the game after narrowly missing out on a triple-double with 16 points, 12 rebounds and eight rebounds.

Ottawa will go on to face the StFX X-Men in the first semi-final game tomorrow night at 6:00pm, while the Huskies will face the UPEI Panthers in the first game tomorrow at 1:00pm.

Game 2: StFX 84, UPEI 82 Boxscore

While the first game had a clear winner nearly from the opening tip, the second game was the polar opposite as the X-Men and the Panthers trading buckets and leads as the X-Men edged the Panthers 84-82 on a last second layup by Alastair Cole.

The Panthers jumped out to a 13-4 lead early in the first quarter but the X-Men fought back to regain the lead when Cole hit a three in the dying seconds of the frame to give the X-Men a 21-18 lead after ten minutes of play.

The X-Men held the lead until Tyler Scott tied the game at 66 with 7:19 remaining in the fourth quarter. With 16 seconds left, Shane Coupland nailed a three to put the X-Men up 82-80. The Panthers called a timeout immediately and executed a perfect inbounds play and Lorenzo Parker nailed a layup to tie the game at 80 with 14 seconds left.

The X-Men took the ball up the court, and Alastair Cole hit a layup with just 1.2 seconds left to seal the deal for the X-Men as they defeated the Panthers 84-82.

Cole was named the player of the game after he dropped 29 points off the bench on 10-17 shooting, while Tyler Scott led the Panthers with 27 points, seven rebounds, four assists and four steals.

With the win, the X-Men will advance to the semifinals to face the Ottawa Gee Gees tomorrow at 6:00pm, while the Panthers will face the Saint Mary’s Huskies at 1:00pm.

Game 3: McGill 84, Acadia 73 Boxscore

The McGill Redmen used a strong first half to book a ticket to the semifinals as they defeated the Acadia Axemen 84-73 Friday night at the Dalplex. After jumping out to a 19-11 lead after the first quarter, the Redmen kept up the pressure and held a 13 point lead after the first half.

The Axemen trailed by as many as 19 in the third quarter but Sean Stoqua’s jumper with 6:39 left in the fourth cut the lead to single digits. Stoqua would make trim the lead to just three points when he nailed a triple with 5:42 left, but that’s as close as they’d get as the Redmen pulled away late to win 84-73.

Vincent Dufort led the Redmen with 18 points, nine boards and five assists, while Noah Daoust had 18 points off the bench on 6-12 shooting.

Despite the game looking like it would end up as a blowout at times, the teams were startling similar statistically. McGill and Acadia shot 46.3% and 43.1% from the field, respectively, and 45.2% and 43.8% of their points came from inside the paint.

The difference for McGill was in their playmaking, as they finished with just over twice as many assists as the Axemen. Their bench, largely sparked by Daoust’s 18 points, was huge all game for the Redmen as they outscored the Axemen 37-22.

With the win, the Redmen will face the Dalhousie Tigers in the second semifinal Saturday night at 8:00pm, while the Axemen will face the Mount Saint Vincent Mystics at 3:00pm.

Game 4: Dalhousie 89,MSVU 38 Boxscore

The Tigers cruised to an easy 89-38 victory over the Mount Saint Vincent Mystics Friday night at the Dalplex. It was a good chance for Rick Plato to try different combinations and play his entire bench as they out-powered and outmuscled the Mystics. The Tigers reserves made the most of their opportunity and registered 49 points on the night.

After opening the first quarter wth a 23-13 lead, the Mystics simply couldn’t handle the Tigers stifling defense as they were limited to seven points on 16% shooting in the second quarter.

The second half saw more of the same as the Tigers continued to apply the pressure and smother the Mystics on defense. They never let up and showed why they’re currently ranked first in the AUS with their stellar play.

The Mystics’ Corey Hollett led all scorers with 17 points in the game and he added four boards in the loss. Jarred Reid had a team-high 16 points for the Tigers, while Sven Stammberger added 11 points and 11 rebounds on 5-6 shooting. Player of the game Sean Dodds had 11 points, including a deep three under heavy defensive coverage as the shot clock expired.

The Tigers will face the McGill Redmen in the semifinals tomorrow night at 8:00pm, while the loss means that the Mystics will face the Acadia Axemen tomorrow afternoon at 3:00pm.


Friday, January 2

Game 1 1:00pm SMU 72 vs. Ottawa 115 Webcast
Game 2 3:00pm StFX 84 vs UPEI 82 Webcast
Game 3 6:00pm ACA 73 vs. McGill 84 Webcast
Game 4 8:00pm DAL 89 vs. MSVU 38 Webcast

Saturday, January 3

Game 5 1:00pm SMU vs. UPEI
Game 6 3:00pm ACA vs. MSVU
Game 7 6:00pm Ottawa vs. StFX Webcast
Game 8 8:00pm McGill vs. DAL Webcast

Sunday, January 4

Game 9 9:00am LG5 vs. LG6
Game 10 11:00am WG5 vs. WG6
Game 11 1:00pm LG7 vs. LG8
Game 12 3:00pm WG7 vs. WG8 Webcast
Scott Harrigan
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