OUA: Barber leads Algoma to dramatic comeback win over Mustangs

NOTE:  We are starting to see some well done video recaps of CIS action.  Please click on the links included in the individual game summaries below for much more.

Algoma 68, Western 64   5’10” A.J. Barber, a fifth-year year Junior College transfer from Michigan, scored all of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, including three-pointers on 3 consecutive possessions and 5 overall in the fourth quarter as Algoma rallied from a 13 point deficit to stun the Mustangs in Alumni Hall.  The victory was Algoma’s first of the OUA regular season, now 1-8.  The loss was the 4th in a row for Western (8-6, 3-6) which got 20 points from sophomore guard Jedsen Tavernier, who had 8 consecutive points in the 4th and made 5 3’s overall.  Tavernier, who entered the game shooting just 3 for 40 from downtown for the season, finished 5 for 13 from beyond the stripe last night.  A very good video summary of the game including post-game interviews and highlights.

Toronto 85, Queen’s 84  In an exciting game of big runs for both sides, 6’4″ Manny Suhota’s put-back with 20 seconds remaining capped a late 14-5 U of T run that gave the Blues their second consecutive dramatic home victory.  6’3″ Suk Singh had 24 points and helped Queen’s regain the lead by 7 midway through the fourth, but 6’3″ Sage Usher and 5’11” freshman Devon Williams, who missed Toronto’s win over York last week, started a dramatic comeback.  Williams led U of T with 23 points including 4-10 from 3.  Gaels had jumped out to a 25-11 lead after making their first 5 threes but the Blues recovered, fashioning a 32-8 run to lead by 7 early in the third.  Gales quickly countered to go up 7, setting up Varsity’s second consecutive dramatic comeback and exorcising the ghosts of three last minute losses in the first half of the season.  Queen’s (9-7, 6-2) has to regroup to face Ryerson this evening at MAC while Toronto moves to 3-4.  Another very solid Video recap

Guelph 81, Windsor 80  Taylor Booers basket off an in-bounds play at the buzzer lifted upstart Guelph to a dramatic win at home against the Lancers.  Another very good video recap including the big shot by Booers followed by the celebration by the entire Gryphon squad.



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