Ottawa win in Halifax … primed for OUA action
#4 Ottawa Gee Gees 78 Saint Marys Huskies 69 – Caleb Agada posts yet another double-double, as his 25 pts/ 12 boards lead the Gee Gees to the tournament title. Jean Emmanuel Pierre-Charles has another strong game with a double of 12 points/ 10 rebs. Brian Rouse scored 19 to pace Saint Marys, while Theon Reefer scored 15 plus grabbing 14 rebounds. Now 16-3 overall in U-Sport competition, UO are starting to look like prime contenders for an OUA and National crown. With a line-up bolstered by 5th year McMaster transfer, Adam Presutti, they win their 14th straight. Resuming league play next week, Ottawa will be prepping for their mid-January showdown with the #1 Carleton Ravens. Box Score
#10 Dalhousie 76 St. FX 71 – ( 3rd place game) The Tigers take down AUS rival X-Men, as Jarred Reid counts a game-high 25 points, while Kashrell Lawrence had 17 points, eight rebounds. Cameron Walker led the St. FX scorers with 20. Box Score
Acadia Axemen 89 Mt. Royal Cougars 75 – (7th place game) Not the deepest team in the country, MRU cannot be at top form without forward, Brett Layton, who sat this one out with an ankle sprain. The Axemen out-shoot the Cougars 42% to 36% from the field, and use a big 20/29 to 9/15 free throw edge to distance themselves. Kyle Arsenault scores 29 pts and Erik Nissen 20 pts/ 9 rebs to lead Acadia. Josh Ross responds with a double of 15 pts/ 11 boards for Mt. Royal, while guards Glen Yang and Craig Martin tally 12 pts each. Box Score
UPEI Panthers 96 Queens Golden Gaels 86 – (5th place game)
Classique Olga Hrycak at UQAM, Montreal –
Memorial Seahawks 79 UNBC Timberwolves 70 – Up 3 at the half, then tied after 30 minutes, the T’Wolves cannot hold back the Seahawks in the 4th. Memorial scores 30 points to claim the tournament title at 3-0, while UNBC finishes 2nd at 2-1. 23 points for MUN from MVP, Vasilije Curcic, the 6-9 Serbian big man, and 19 by Davion Parnsalu. The ‘Wolves get 21 from tournamentt all-star , Rhys Elliott and 22 from wing man, Marcus MacKay. Again without forward, Vaggelis Loukas, UNBC hang tough for most of the way, but fade in the final minutes. (again, thanks to UNBC Coach Todd Jordan for texting us the stats )
Guelph Gryphons 85 UQAM Citadins 84
Vanguard U. (CA) 89 Saskatchewan 72 – Shane Osayande tops the Huskies with 22 points.
Hope International (CA) 82 MacEwan 56 – MacEwan is ‘not the same team’ that beat Vanguard last night. Hope recovers from a loss to Saskatchewan.
- Happy New Year to you all ! Safe travels to all the teams still on the road back home. And good luck as the League play starts up again this coming week .