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Top 10 Performers: 2011-12 BasketballBuzz CIS Men’s Basketball Week 5

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Below are the Top 10 performances for the final week of the first-half of the 2011 CIS Men’s Basketball season.

Jimmy Dorsey – Cape Breton Capers – AUS
Notched his first triple-double of the year after coming up just short a few weeks ago. He currently leads the nation in assists and is posting some salivating numbers, 20 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists.

Dec 2. vs. St. Mary’s Huskies W, 106-84: 19 points (7/13 FG, 1/5 3FG, 4/4 FT) 10 rebounds, 11 assists, 3 steals

Jeremy Dunn – ST.FX – AUS
Dunn put the X-men on his back and scored 15 of his game-high 35 points in the fourth quarter as St. Francis stayed unbeaten at the break.

Nov 29. vs. St. Mary’s Huskies W, 93-90: 35 points (10/18 FG, 5/10 3FG, 10/10 FT) 7 rebounds, 6 assists 2 steals

Warren Ward – Ottawa Gee-Gees – OUA
Another week, another appearance for Ward in the Top 10. The Gee-Gees captain has scored 20 points or more in 6 of the Gee-Gees first 8 games.

Dec 2. vs. Laurier Golden Hawks W, 77-76: 23 points (10/24 FG, 0/5 3FG, 3/4 FT) 5 rebounds, 2 assists 3 steals
Dec 3. vs. Waterloo Warriors W, 119-76: 27 Points (10/19 FG, 2/4 3FG, 6/7 FT) 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals

Kevin Oliver – Manitoba Bisons – CW
Oliver a fourth-year 6’7 guard/forward is enjoying a fine season and is a primary reason why the Bisons have remained in the hunt in a tightly bunched Canada West conference.

Dec 1. vs. Winnipeg Wesmen W, 99-80: 19 points (5/12 FG, 3/5 3FG, 6/7 FT) 12 rebounds, 6 assists 3 steals

Victor Raso – McMaster Marauders – OUA
Victor Raso, the son of longtime (18 years) Marauders head coach Joe Raso is the leading scorer on well-balanced defensive minded team that went 8-1 in the first-half.

Dec 2. vs. Toronto Blues W, 78-60: 19 points (7/11 FG, 3/5 3FG, 2/3 FT) 8 rebounds, 3 steals
Dec 3. vs. Ryerson Rams W, 86-73: 23 Points (6/14 FG, 3/8 3FG, 8/8 FT) 6 rebounds, 5 assists

Kale Harrison – Laurier Golden Hawks – OUA
Harrison followed-up where he left off last week and hit a sweet game winning three-pointer as the Golden hawks escaped Ottawa with a split.

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Dec 2. vs. Ottawa Gee-Gees W, 77-74: 31 points (6/11 FG, 2/2 3FG,  7/8 FT) 4 rebounds
Dec 3. vs.Carleton Ravens L, 84-68: 10 Points (4/11 FG,  0/1 3-FG,  2/3 FT) 7 rebounds, 3 assists

Mike Hull – Laurentian Voyageurs – OUA
After a few mediocre performances the Voyageurs big men put forth two solid outings unfortunately it didn’t translate into wins.

Dec 2. vs. Guelph Gryphons L, 76-79: 21 points (9/14 FG, 0/1 3FG, 3/5 FT) 9 rebounds,  4 steals, 2 blocks
Dec 3. vs. Lakehead Thunderwolves L, 95-99: 18 Points (7/18 FG, 4/4 FT) 8 rebounds

Mark Gibson – Brock Badgers – OUA
Two strong double-doubles for Gibson, a fourth-year Toronto native forward. The Badgers will need more contributions like these to ensure that they remain at top of the standings.

Dec 2. vs. Ryerson Rams L, 84-60: 15 points (6/11 FG,  3/7 FT) 11 rebounds,  2 assists
Dec 3. vs.Toronto Blues W, 95-55: 20 Points (9/15 FG,  2/2 FT) 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals

Jahmal Jones – Ryerson Rams – OUA
Jones has to be in the conversation for Top 10 point guards in the league. Dished out 11 helpers as the Rams upset the Badgers.

Dec 2. vs. Brock Badgers W, 84-60: 11 points (6/11 FG,  3/7 FT) 6 rebounds,  11 assists
Dec 3. vs.McMaster L, 73-86: 15 Points (9/15 FG,  2/2 FT) 6 rebounds, 8 assists

Lien Phillip – Windsor Lancers – OUA
The competition wasn’t all that last week, limiting his output, still Phillip managed to have his third straight game with 12 or more rebounds.

Dec 2. vs. RMC Paladins W, 89-51: 9 points (4/10 FG, 0/2 3FG, 1/2 FT) 12 rebounds
Dec 3. vs.Queens Golden Gaels W, 74-56: 17 Points (8/12 FG,  0/1 3-FG, 1/2 FT) 14 rebounds

Honorable Mention(s)

Ryan Barbeau – Western Mustangs – OUA
Barbeau poured in six three-pointers on his way to scoring his 1000th career point.

Dec 2. vs.Queens Golden Gaels W, 85-64: 32 Points (10/17 FG, 6/7 3-FG, 6/7 FT) 6 assists, 3 steals
Dec 3. vs. RMC Paladins W, 89-51: DNP

 

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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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