UQAM 75, Ottawa 72… 6’3″ lefty Greishe Clerjuste had 16 while sharpshooting wing Charles Miller added 13 as the Citadins came back from a double digit deficit in the second half to pull the upset, defeating the cold-shooting Gee-Gees. uOttawa shot just 4 for 21 from beyond the arc. 6’3″ Caleb Agada had 23 points and 11 rebounds for Ottawa but had 6 of their 17 turnovers while 6’9″ newcomer Jean-Pierre Charles added 10 points and 12 rebounds all on the defensive glass. Freshman Misi Boye had 11 points in his UQAM debut as Citadins came up with a confidence-building win. Citadins Head Coach Nate Philippe was understandably happy after the win, commenting “Ottawa is one of the premiere teams in the country and our guys wanted to prove that we can compete with anyone in the CIS.” UQAM hosts Queen’s tomorrow night while Ottawa moves over to the Bee-Hive for a match-up with Concordia.
Carleton 86, Laval 62… Ravens took a double digit lead midway through the second quarter and then used an 11-2 run bridging halftime – including 3 consecutive 3’s by 6’4″ Joe Rocca, 6’2″ Kaza Keene and 6’4″ Stanley Mayambo (4-5 3’s overall) to pull away for a decisive win over improving Rouge et Or. Carleton shot 14 for 31 overall from 3 and got 9 points and 4 rebounds from 6’9″ Eddie Ekiyor, who made his Ravens debut. Carleton faces Acadia tomorrow night while in tonight’s second game the Axemen face St. FX as day one of the 3 day Stu Aberdeen Memorial tournament concludes.