Brock, McMaster win abroad

Behind 27 points from veteran Ryan Bennett and 16 from sophomore Tyler Brown, the Brock Badgers avenged a come-from-behind loss to UC-Davis with a 76-74 win over the Aggies yesterday in Costa Rica.  The win was the first for Brock on their tour of the Central America country as the Badgers prepare to return home to Canada.  Meanwhile fellow OUA program McMaster Marauders completed a five game tour of Taiwan going undefeated.  Marauders captured the tournament championship at the 2016 BLIA Cup tournament, defeating USA’s Cal Poly Pomona University (NCAA Division II) 69-58 in the tournament’s championship game.  McMaster guard David McCulloch was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, while forward Connor Gilmore was selected a member of the All-Tournament team.  The tournament final was attended by 5,000 fans at the Kaohsiung Arena.

August 16,           65-62 win over University of Tsukuba (Japan)
August 18,           94-53 win over Hsing Wu University  (Taiwan)
August 19,           93-70 win over University of Santo Tomas (Philippines)
August 20,           108-81 semi-final win over Huaqiao University (China)
August 21,           69-58 championship win over Cal Poly Pomona (USA).

Marauders won the tournament without the services of 6’0″ guard Trevon McNeil who we are told has left the program.  Mac also lost to graduation three other rotation regulars including 6’4″ Leon Alexander, 6’4″ Aaron Redpath and 6’5″ Troy Joseph from last season’s group that lost at home to the Windsor Lancers in the OUA quarter-finals.


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