CIS men’s basketball Wednesday roundup: Brock fall to No. 3 Ryerson 93-64 in front of sellout crowd

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Jan 28, 2015

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Source: Krista McKenna, StFX Sports Info

Antigonish, NS – The Saint Mary’s Huskies defeated the StFX X-Men 86-75 in AUS basketball action Wednesday night.

Keyed by a 23-14 scoring advantage in the fourth quarter, the visitors earned the victory in front of more than 700 fans at Oland Centre.

Subway player of the game Osman Barrie (Ottawa, ON) led the Huskies with a double-double – 22 points and 12 rebounds. He added three assists and one steal, while shooting 11-of-15 from the field.

Sophomore guard Julius Antoine (Woodbridge, ON) scored a game-high 33 points to lead the X-Men. He added four rebounds, three steals and one assist in a losing cause.

“We played hard for 40 minutes – guys were diving on the floor, but we need to clean up some mistakes, which cost us tonight,” Antoine said after the game.

Second-year forward Cameron Walker (Dallas, TX) notched 19 points and eight rebounds for StFX, while Alastair Cole (Pickering, ON), with 11, also hit double digits for the blue and white.

Sophomore guard Jameel Williamson (Pickering, ON) chipped in a game-high 10 assists.

Along with Barrie, four other Huskies scored in double figures, including Marquis Clayton (Halifax, NS) and Brian Rouse (Mississauga, ON) with 15 points apiece. Ryan Augustine (Toronto, ON) added 13 points, while Achuil Lual (Ottawa, ON) scored 10.

Lual, with 11 rebounds, joined Barrie with a double-double, while Clayton topped his team with seven assists.

Saint Mary’s led 43-40 after a see-saw opening half.

The Huskies won the battle of the boards 41 to 28, while they committed 19 turnovers, compared to 12 by the X-Men.

Saint Mary’s (6-6) will to return to action Saturday, Jan. 31, when they face the cross-town rival Dalhousie Tigers (7-5).

The X-Men (4-9) will tip-off next against the Memorial Sea-Hawks (3-9), when they travel to St. John’s for a pair of games this weekend (Saturday and Sunday).

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Ryerson 93 Brock 64 Final Box Score

Source: Shawn Whiteley, Brock Sports Information & Marketing Coordinator

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – The Brock University men’s basketball team (5-8 OUA) dropped a 93-64 decision to the No. 3 ranked Ryerson Rams (10-3 OUA) in front of a sold out crowd as part of the 1st Annual President’s Game at the Bob Davis Gymnasium Wednesday night.

“I am very proud of our guys for playing a solid three quarters against one of the top teams in the country,” said head coach Charles Kissi. We have to learn how to work harder to close out games, but this was a great learning experience for our young squad. The future is very bright for the Brock men’s basketball program.”

The Badgers found themselves down 11-2 early on and continued to claw back into the game the entire first half, trailing by just four, 42-38, at the break.

The sellout crowd was rocking tonight at the Bob Davis Gymnasium. Right from the starting lineup introductions and light show, celebrity in game host Drew Ebanks kept the energy up and the crowd electric the entire 40 minutes. This is what CIS Basketball and sports are all about. Taking pride in what you stand for and cheering on your school and showing your colours.

The Badgers continued to battle and brought the score within one point, 57-56 with 1:59 left in the third quarter. Ryerson’s offense then came alive putting togther a 14-1 run, over a two minute span, to take a 71-57 lead at the end of thirty minutes. The high-scoring Rams, continued their run in the fourth quarter, scoring 18 of the next 20 points, to take a commanding 89-59 lead, on route to their seventh straight victory.

Dani Elgadi (Waterloo, Ont.) led the Badgers offense registering 23 points and 16 rebounds for the double-double. Rookie Johneil Simpson (Toronto, Ont.) added 16 points while Yusuf Ali (Toronto, Ont.) chipped in with eight points off the bench.

Ryerson had five players in double figures led by Adika Peter-McNeilly who recorded a game-high 24 points, highlighted by six three-pointers (6-for-12). Jean-Victor Mukama contributed with 17 points and five rebounds, while Aaron Best (14 pts, 5 reb), Bjorn Michaelsen (13 pts, 5 reb) and Kadeem Green (11 pts, 10 reb, double-double) rounded out the Ram leaders. Senior Jahmal Jones chipped in with eight points and six assists in the victory.

For the game, Brock shot just 29.0% (18-for-62) including 22.2% (4-for-18) from beyond the arc. They were also 24-for-28 (85.7%) from the charity stripe. The Rams went 34-for-65 (52.3%) from the floor, 13-for-26 (50.0%) from three-point land and 12-for-18 (66.7%) from the free throw line. Ryerson also won the battle on the boards, outrebounding Brock by a 43-33 margin.

The Badgers return to action this Saturday, January 31st at 3pm when they take on the Guelph Gryphons on the road in a key OUA Central Division matchup.

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