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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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Highly touted Alabama Crimson Tide Return To Canada

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Alabama Crimson Tide Avery Johnson Return To Canada

The Alabama Crimson Tide led by former NBA Head Coach Avery Johnson, a 16-year veteran and NBA champion point-guard during his playing days will bring his highly touted Alabama Crimson Tide to Canada for series of games against Canada’s top university basketball programs.

The Crimson Tide will visit both Montreal and Ottawa for a three-game exhibition schedule against McGill Redmen (Mon Aug 7), Carleton Ravens (Wed Aug 9) and the Ottawa Gee-Gees (Thu Aug 10).

The Tide competed hard last year and took a step in the right direction with a 19-15 record, 10-8 SEC record and have NCAA March Madness tournament aspirations thanks to solid recruiting class which ranks amongst the nations best.

Led by a talented crop of returning guards, Dazon Ingram (10.6 PPG, 4.5 RPG), Riley Norris (9 PPG, 3 RPG), the coaches son Avery Johnson Jr. and forwards Braxton Key the Tide will be a handful for the it’s Canadian opposition.

Key a 6’8″, 220 lbs flirted with the  2017 NBA draft after a stellar freshman season, the Charlotte, NC native led ‘Bama in scoring with 12 point per game and was second in rebounding at 5.7 per game. The Tide will also welcome incoming red-shirt sophomore 6’10”, 240lbs Daniel Giddens to a line-up that returns four starters.

Alabama anchored by current NBA player Alonzo Gee (Denver Nuggets) last visited Canada back in 2007 and finished with a record of 4-1 against the same exact teams, dropping a tight 83-72 decision against the Carleton Ravens who have won seven straight Canadian titles including 13-of the-last-15 championships.

Carleton’s signature win over Alabama was only their second ever against a NCAA division one team after 16-game losing streak from 1999 to 2006. The Ravens current record against NCAA teams in Canada stands at an impressive 26-23 (.531%) record.

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Calgary Dinos Thomas Cooper Senior Highlights

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Calgary Dinos Thomas Cooper Senior Highlights

Calgary Dinos senior guard Thomas Cooper had himself and impressive CIS/Usports career to say the least. The Chattanooga, Tenn. native, a 6-5, 200 lbs guard earned himself two first team All-Canadian awards while leading Dinos back to the championship game for the first time since 1966.

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No. 1 Carleton Ravens 81-40 lock-up rivals No. 2 Ottawa Gee-Gees

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Eddie Ekiyor Carleton Ravens Vs.Ottawa Gee Gees USports Basketball
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Ottawa, ON – The twelve-time defending CIS/USports National Basketball Champions and No.1 Carleton Ravens went into Monpetit Hall and completely dominated the No. 2 ranked Ottawa Gee-Gees, locking up their Bytown rivals with a blistering 81-40 win.

The Ravens, the top defensive unit in the country, allowing an incredible low of only 60 points to opponents, dominated every aspect of the much anticipated game holding Ottawa to four points in the first-quarter and thirteen in the second for a grand total of seventeen first-half points and 35-17 half-time lead.

The first-quarter ended with Ravens leading 11-4 as both teams slugged it out in front of a jam packed standing room only Monpetit Hall which hasn’t seen the Gee-Gees get dismantled like this on their home floor in 32-game OUA conference games – snapping home winning streak which dated back to 2012.

Fifth-year senior Guard Connor Wood caught fire in the second-quarter after a cold start scoring all but 14 of the teams 24 points in the quarter and finished with 16 in the half and game-high 19 points. Starting point guard Kaza Kajami-Keane added 10 points, six rebounds in just 19 minutes.

The Gee-Gees were limited to 6-of-32 (18.8%) shooting, 3-of-17 from the outside in the opening 20 minutes and managed to only connect on 12-56 (21.4%) of their field goal attempts for the entire game and only 6-of-26 from the outside.

Carleton shot 50% in the second-half and finished 31-68 from the floor and 13-of-28 from downtown while turning the ball over 9 times compared to the Gee-Gees 18.

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The 40 points allowed by the Ravens is their lowest against the Gee-Gees since a 74-34 smack-down in January 18th, 2012 at the Sixth Annual Capital Hoops Classic.

Carleton Ravens 6’10” freshman Eddie Ekiyor (Ottawa, ON) and senior forward Ryan Ejim (Toronto, ON) finished one point shy of double-doubles with 9 points and 8 rebounds respectively, and shutdown the Gee-Gees dynamic duo of Caleb Agada (12 points, 4 rebounds) and former Ravens Jean Emmanuel Pierre (7 points, 6 rebounds). Gee-Gees Guard Brandon Robinson had a team-high 15 points on 4-of-8 shooting, 3-of-4 triples.

Carleton’s record  stays unblemished at a perfect 10-0, 16-0 against Canadian competition and 22-2 overall with the only losses coming from two NCAA opponents on the road in Rhode Island – Providence Friars 87-69 and in Philadelphia against LaSalle Explorers 79-73.

Both teams will meet again in just over two weeks (Feb 3rd) at the 2017 Capital Hoops Classic at the ScotiaBank Centre.

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