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2011 OUA Playoffs: Gee-Gees & Golden Hawks upset, Thunderwolves & Ravens win

Western Mustangs 49 – Lakehead Thunderwolves 63
The Western Mustangs left their game in London, scoring only 4 points the in the first quarter and 8 in the fourth as the Lakehead Thunderwolves took yet another step towards a potential 2011 CIS men’s basketball Final 8 berth.

Top 3 Performers

Western Mustangs
R. Barbeau 7 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Ast
A. Wedmire 14 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl
Q. Henderson 13 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast

Lakehead Thunderwolves
Y. Salhia 19 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast
J. Searle 14 Pts, 14 Reb, 7 Ast
R.Thomson 6 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast

Up Next: The Thunderwolves move on to the 2011 Wilson Cup where they will face the Ottawa Gee-Gees in the second OUA semi-final. Lakehead defeated Ottawa 68-65 in their only regular season meeting.

Laurier Golden Hawks 85 – Windsor Lancers 83
It would’ve been nice to see these two teams go at it in a best-of-three series. The Golden Hawks balanced team effort propelled them to a key road win against the struggling Windsor Lancers.

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Top 3 Performers

Laurier Golden Hawks
Max Allin 36 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl
J. Forde 13 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl
Kale Harrison 9 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast

Windsor Lancers
I. Kuon 28 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast
L. Phillip 14 Pts, 11 Reb
E. Di Loreto 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast

Up Next: The Golden Hawks will have another shot at the #1 Carleton Ravens in the 1st OUA Semi-Final of the 2011 Wilson Cup at McMaster University. All-Canadian Kale Harrison hung 39 points on the Ravens as they dropped an 88-80 decision at home.

Ottawa Gee-Gees 85 – Toronto Blues 60
A hot start from the visiting Gee-Gees proved the difference, as the Blues couldn’t contain Warren Ward and the Gee-Gees long ball. Ottawa connected on 14-29 three-pointers (48.3%) and ran away with a comfortable victory.

Top 3 Performers

Ottawa Gee-Gees
Warren Ward 25 Pts, 8 Reb, 5 Ast
Jonny Berhanemeskel 17 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast
Louis Gauthier 10 Pts, 4 Reb

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Toronto Blues:
A. Hill 17 Pts, 3 Reb
A. Kumar 12 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl
D. Glisic 8 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Blk

Up Next: Not many thought the Gee-Gees would be one game away from a 2011 CIS men’s basketball Final 8 berth. Ottawa meets Lakehead next week in Hamilton.

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Ryerson Rams 73 – Carleton Ravens 97
Too many weapons. Five Ravens scored in double figures as Carleton shot 50% from beyond the arc, connecting on 12-of-24 shots.

Top 3 Performers

Ryerson Rams
R. McNeilly 20 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast
J. Gauthier 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast
Jamal Jones 15 Pts, 6 Reb

Carleton Ravens
Willy Manigat 24 Pts, 6 Reb 4 Ast
Philip Scrubb 20 Pts, 5 Reb
Tyson Hinz 14 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast

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Up Next: Interesting game against a well-balanced Laurier Golden Hawks with a nationals birth waiting the winning team. Carleton defeated the Golden Hawks on the road in their Nov 12, 2010 meeting.

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