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Top 10 Performers: 2011-12 BasketballBuzz CIS Men’s Basketball Week 2

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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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Carleton Ravens set records in 129-44, 85-point beat-down of York Lions

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Carleton Ravens set records in 129-44, 85-point beat-down of York Lions
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The No. 1 ranked Carleton Ravens improved to 16-2 overall and 8-0 in Ontario University Athletics (OUA) conference action with a 129-44 — 85 point beat-down of the York Lions to set a modern-day U Sports men’s basketball record, for most points scored and the largest margin of victory in a OUA conference game.

The Ravens’ 129 points is the most points scored in a (OUA) game and the third highest scoring output in historic programs’ 58-year history. Carleton routed the Fleming Knights (CCAA/OCAA) 130-78 in non-conference win on October 3, 2009. The 85-point win is the second largest margin of victory in team’s history — including CIAU, CIS, OUA conference, non-conference and games against NCAA teams.

carleton ravens set u sports basketball records in 129 44 85 point beat down of york lions
Carleton Ravens set U Sports Basketball Records in 129 44 85 point beat down of York Lions

According to historic records, and stats guru Martin Timmerman, the Ravens’ also hold the bragging rights for the most points scored and largest margin of victory in Canadian university basketball history. The all-time mark dates back to the 1964-1965 season with the Ravens’ beating the Ottawa Gee-Gees 144-52 — a whooping 92 point victory in the old Ottawa-St. Lawrence Intercollegiate Association (IAA) conference which was part of the Canadian Interuniversity Athletics Union (CIAU).

The OUA was formed on July 1st of 1997 in a amalgamation of the both the Ontario Universities Athletic Association (OUAA) and the Ontario Women’s Interuniversity Athletic Association (OWIAA).

The previous largest OUA margin of victory stood firmly at 81, 77 points respectively, dating back to two occasions involving the same two teams. January 15, 2011 — the Ravens pounded the now defunct Royal Military College (RMC) men’s basketball program with a 121-40 win in Kingston, Ontario. Two weeks later, on January 28, in Ottawa, the Ravens’ won by a easy 77 points, in a 101-24 cake walk victory.

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The York Lions (7-15, 1-10 OUA) never had a chance — trailing 32-7 after the first 10 minutes and down 64-21 at half-time. The Lions allowed the Ravens’ to outscored them 35-15 in the third-quarter and were limited to just 9 points in the final 10 minutes — while giving-up an another 35-point-quarter.

Stanley Mayambo 17 points, 4 rebounds paced seven Ravens’ players in double-figures. Lloyd Pandi added 14 points, 2 rebounds. Aiden Warnholtz played a game-high 28 minutes off the bench and contributed with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. All of Carleton’s players scored at least five points and attempted at least five shots with only one bench player logging less then 10 minutes of playing time. None of the Carleton’s starting five logged more than 19 minutes of action.

Carleton knocked down 45-of-77 (58.4%) field-goals, made 15-of-32 (46.5%) three-pointers and connected on a healthy 24-30 (80%) from free-throws — while limiting the Lions to just 14-of-62 (22.6%), 4-of-20% (20%) from downtown and 12-of-23 (52%) free-throws.

Carleton, currently on a four-game home stretch will take on the Nipissing Lakers before closing out the first semester with a highly anticipated showdown against nationally ranked and cross-town rival Ottawa Gee-Gees.

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Kadre Gray career-high 51 points keep Laurentian Voyageurs unbeaten

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Two Time U Sports Mvp Kadre Gray Declares For Nba Draft
Kadre Gray erupts for career-high 51-points.

Kadre Gray scored a career-high 51 points as the Laurentian Voyageurs (4-0) stayed unbeaten with 107-77 win over the Algoma Thunderbirds. The reigning two-time U Sports Most Valuable Player (MVP) torched Algoma — shooting 17-for-24 (70.8%) from the floor and burying 9-of-15 (60%) triples including 8-of-12 (66%) from the foul line — adding 9 assists and 2 steals in 32 minutes.

Gray scored 14 points in the opening quarter and added 11 more in the second-quarter to finish the half with 25 points as Laurentian trailed the Thunderbirds 51-46. The former Rookie of the Year (2016-17) added to his count with 10 more in the middle frame helping Laurentian rally to take a 74-69 lead.

Kadre Gray wins second consecutive U Sports MVP
Laurentian’s Kadre Gray U Sports Basketball MVP

The Toronto, Ontario native doubled-up the Thunderbirds in the fourth quarter — scoring 16 points in 10 minutes as Laurentian outscored Algoma 33-8 to run away with the game.

Gray has been on a tear to start the 2019-2020 U Sports men’s basketball season pouring 40 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists in a win over the Bishop Gaiters just four days ago. The two-time first-team All-Canadian also racked-up 25 points against the Western Mustangs and 19 points in the preseason opener over the Waterloo Warriors.

Gray is currently averaging 33.7 points per game, slightly higher than the league-leading 31 points per game a year ago. Gray’s previous career-high was a 48-point game in 101-81 win over the Lakehead Thunderwolves on November 3rd 2018.

Kadre Gray on pace to become U Sports All-Time Scorer

With two years of eligibility remaining and currently sitting at 1549 career points the Laurentian guard is on pace to surpass UNB Reds standout Javon Masters to become the all-time greatest scorer in U Sports basketball men’s history.

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Masters had 1608 entering his junior year and scored 799 in his final two campaigns to finish with 2407 career points — surpassing Ryerson’s Boris Bakovic’s 2319 total points. Kadre Gray scored 620 points in 20 regular season games last year alone and should he come anywhere near that pace this year and opt to return for a final fifth-year he could shatter the mark.

The four-year stand-out guard is coming off a stellar season and opted to declare for the 2019 NBA Draft and will once again look to make his mark on Canadian University basketball.

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