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Below is a look at the Top 10 performances from Week 2 of the 2011-12 CIS Men’s Basketball campaign.

Jordan Baker – Alberta Golden Bears – CW West
Two massive wins at home against the Huskies, not necessarily the best individual performances of the week, but wins are always more important, specially against Top 5 competition.

Nov 11. vs. Saskatchewan Huskies W, 77-71: 18 Points (5/10 FG, 2/3 3FG, 6/12 FT) 4 rebounds, 4 assists
Nov 12. vs. Saskatchewan Huskies W, 74-69: 25 points (10/20 FG, 0/4 3FG, 5/8 FT) 8 rebounds, 5 assists

Chad Kok – Thompson Rivers Wolfpack – CW West
45 points at any level is nothing to sneeze at, the fifth-year senior should continue to light-up opposing teams on a weekly basis.

Nov 11. vs. Calgary Dinos W, 96-79: 19 points (6/17 FG, 1/5 3FG, 6/9 FT) 8 rebounds, 2 assists
Nov 12. vs. Lethbridge Pronghorns L, 106-93: 45 Points (13/20 FG, 6/8 3FG, 13/14 FT) 8 rebounds, 2 assists

Manny Pasquale – Laurentian Voyageurs – OUA West
The sophomore guard from Victoria, British Columbia led his Voyageurs squad to an impressive 1-1 opening weekend with two impressive performances, including a cold blooded game winning three-pointer against the Mustangs.

Nov 11. vs. Windsor Lancers, L, 86-81: 29 points (9/22 FG, 3/10 3FG, 8/8 FT) 4 rebounds, 7 assists
Nov 12. vs. Western Mustangs, W, 87-86: 29 Points (10/19 FG, 5/10 3FG, 4/6 FT) 8 rebounds, 2 assists

Daryl Cooper – Lethbridge  Pronghorns – CW East
The San Francisco California native just missed out on a triple-double against UBC Okanagan and put together another all-around performance as the surprising Pronghorns went 2-0.

Nov 11. vs. UBC Okanagan W, 88-61: 14 points (5/7 FG, 1/1 3FG, 3/5 FT) 7 rebounds, 10 assists, 3 steals
Nov 13. vs. Thompson Rivers, W, 106-93: 25 Points (7/11 FG, 0/1 3FG, 11/13 FT) 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals

Nathan Yu – UBC Thunderbirds – CW
Big game against mediocre competition, nevertheless it was still a worthy performance for the senior guard.

Nov 11. vs. Brandon Bobcats W, 91-55: 15 Points (5/14 FG, 2/8 3FG, 3/4 FT) 5 rebounds, 3 assists
Nov 12. vs. Regina Cougars W, 100-71: 34 points (11/19 FG, 6/11 3FG, 6/7 FT) 6 rebounds, 8 assists

Ryan Mackinnon – Victoria Vikes – CW West
The top three-pointer shooter in the country with 17 made field goals, Mackinnon is showing no signs of slowing down and neither are the Vikes.

Nov 12. vs. Regina Cougars W, 85-66: 26 points (8/17 FG, 6/12 3FG, 4/4 FT) 4 rebounds, 5 assists
Nov 13. vs. Brandon Bobcats, W, 87-76: 22 Points (8/13 FG, 5/9 3FG, 1/2 FT) 6 rebounds, 5 assists

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Robbie Habib – Memorial Seahawks – AUS
Robbie Habib went bonkers in the first-game of the weekend series by scorching the Varsity Reds with a team record 20 of his 38 points in fourth-quarter. However, something tells us he would much rather have a W instead of back-to-back two-point losses.

Nov 12. vs. UNB Varsity Reds L, 88-90: 38 Points (14/23 FG, 3/4 3FG, 7/9 FT) 8 rebounds, 5 assists
Nov 13. vs. UNB Varsity Reds  L, 94-92: 27 points (10/26 FG, 1/7 3FG, 6/8 FT) 4 rebounds, 2 assists

Cam McIntyre – Waterloo Warriors- OUA West
The Warriors will go as far as Cam McIntyre takes them, fortunately for them, as long as he’s hovering around the 25-30 point mark they will stay competitive and win a few more games.

Nov 11. vs. Toronto Blues L, 93-73: 25 points (9/18 FG, 3/5 3FG, 4/5 FT) 3 rebounds, 2 assists
Nov 12. vs. Ryerson Rams, W, 96-91: 31 Points (11/22 FG, 5/11 3FG, 4/8 FT) 5 rebounds, 3 assists

Jahmal Jones – Ryerson Rams – OUA East
Performances like this week is exactly what Head Coach Roy Rana and the Rams need from Jones, hopefully they start translating into more victories.

Nov 11. vs. Laurier Golden Hawks L, 85-65: 26 Points (11/20 FG, 3/5 3FG, 5/7 FT) 8 rebounds, 5 assists
Nov 12. vs. Waterloo Warriors L, 96-91: 30 points (11/20 FG, 3/5 3FG, 5/7 FT) 5 rebounds, 4 assists

Enrico Di Loreto – Windsor Lancers – OUA West
Di Loreto was hot all weekend but was forced to shut it down early (20 minutes) against the struggling Lions.

Nov 11. vs. Laurentian Voyageurs W, 86-81: 33 Points (13/22 FG, 3/6 3FG, 4/6 FT) 6 rebounds, 2 assists
Nov 12. vs. York Lions W, 80-56: 18 points (6/12 FG, 5/8 3FG, 1/2 FT) 2 rebounds, 2 assists

Honorable Mentions

Jonathan Cooper- UPEI Panthers – AUS
The 6-2 guard from Toronto scored and grabbed a game-high 30 points, eleven rebounds and was instrumental in the Panthers sweep of the St.Mary’s Huskies.

Nov 12. vs. St. Mary’s Huskies, W, 97-95: 19 points (5/14 FG, 0/4 3FG, 9/11 FT) 6 rebounds, 5 assists
Nov 13. vs. St. Mary’s Huskies, W, 92-77: 30 Points (11/23 FG, 5/11 3FG, 3/5 FT) 11 rebounds, 3 assists

 

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Dave Smart steps down as Carleton men’s head coach after 14 national titles

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Dave Smart Steps Down As Carleton Mens Head Coach After 14 National Titles
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It’s the end of an era at Carleton.

The school has announced that Dave Smart, who built a dynasty that dominated Canadian university sport for nearly 20 years, has stepped down.

Smart has accepted a new role as the university’s director of basketball operations, Carleton said in a news release.

He will be responsible for “developing the men’s and women’s basketball programs and continuing to build a culture of sport excellence,” the release said.

“Smart will provide operational support, mentorship and technical leadership to the coaching staff of both programs, and he will work with the Department of University Advancement in fundraising and community development.

“He’ll also provide mentorship to other U Sports coaches in Carleton Athletics.”

Taffe Charles, who coached Carleton’s women’s program for 12 years and won a national title in 2017-18 will succeed Smart as men’s team head coach.

“It’s been a great run,’’ said Smart in a statement.

“Coaching is my second love, my first being my wife and children. I am very thankful to the university and I am looking forward to my new role.

“This gives me an opportunity to stay involved in basketball while having more time to spend with my family.”

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Smart’s 19-year tenure at Carleton was one of remarkable dominance, with 14 national championships.

He also won a record number of coaching awards and has been active as a coach with Canada Basketball.

“Dave’s success on the court has given Carleton great national visibility and we are sincerely grateful,” said Benoit-Antoine Bacon, president of Carleton University.

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“I wish Dave all the best in his new role where he will share his ‘playbook’ with all our Ravens programs.”

Charles played on Carleton’s men’s team from 1990 to 1995 and began his coaching career as an assistant in 1995; he then served as an assistant with the men’s program from 1998 to 2007.

Since returning to the women’s program in 2007, Carleton won four U Sports Final 8 berths, four OUA East titles, and two OUA championships.

Carleton’s women’s national championship in 2018 was the first in school history.

“I am truly honoured to be entrusted as the next head coach of the Carleton University men’s basketball program,’’ said Charles in a statement.

“I look forward to the challenge of continuing the high standard of excellence that has been set by Coach Smart, his coaching staff and the players.’’

Carleton said it has launched a national search for a head coach of its women’s program.

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Kadre Gray wins second consecutive U Sports MVP

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Laurentian guard Kadre Gray took his game to another level this season.

That’s saying something.

A year ago, Gray was the top Canadian university male athlete in any sport, the first Laurentian student to win the honour.

He led the country in assists, narrowly missed a scoring title, and — perhaps by default — also won the Mike Moser Memorial Trophy as men’s basketball player of the year.

“Kadre’s work ethic continues to shine bright,” said Laurentian head coach Shawn Swords in a statement.

“He is always looking for ways to improve and refine all aspects of the game.”

If there was any doubt, Gray stifled it in his junior season.

He averaged 31 points, 7.4 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game en route to his second consecutive Moser trophy.

“It’s an amazing accomplishment to do it once,” said Swords.

“And now, to be named MVP twice, is truly a testament to his willingness to learn and improve.

“The Kadre effect has spread throughout our community as well. It is great to see him support our local youth and realize the positive impact he has on everyone.”

Gray received the 2019 Moser trophy Thursday at a gala in Halifax, N.S., ahead of the U Sports Men’s Final 8 tournament.

University of Calgary guard Mambi Diawara, Concordia guard Ricardo Monge and St. Mary’s University guard Kemar Alleyne were also finalists for the award.

Gray was simply a cut above. He posted gaudy stats with notable efficiency, shooting 48.8 per cent from the floor.

He was also a First Team All-Canadian and played with Canada’s national team in FIBA World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers against Venezuela and Brazil.

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Gray was the only U Sports player to participate in the qualifiers.

Other award winners:

Rookie of the Year (Dr. Peter Mullins Trophy): Alix Lochard, UQAM.

Ken Shields Award for Student-Athlete Community Service: Tanner Graham, Queen’s.

Defensive Player of the Year: Marcus Anderson, Carleton.

Stuart W. Aberdeen Memorial Trophy (Coach of the Year): Dan Vanhooren, Calgary.

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