CIS Thursday night: Badgers hold off scrappy X-Men

Brock (1-0) 83, St. FX (2-2) 76… Badgers held off a late X surge that brought a double digit lead back to 3 late, winning at home in St. Catharines.  6’7″ Canisius transfer Cassidy Ryan led the way for Brock with 18 points despite battling foul trouble all evening – Ryan eventually fouled out – while 6’6″ freshman Daniel Cayer flirted with a triple double with 7 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists in the win.

Brock had a 13 point lead midway through the third quarter but 6’7″ Kevin Bercy (18 points, 10 rebounds), 6’2″ Julius Antoine (18 points) and emerging sophomore guard 6’1″ Tristan Ross (16 points, 4 assists, 2-5 from 3) helped keep X in the game.  X-Men stayed in the game by winning the rebounding battle but hurt themselves with 26 turnovers including 7 by lefty guard Akil Charles.  St. FX shot only 4 for 17 from downtown.

Brock star forward 6’7″ Dani Elgadi struggled from the floor, going just 3 for 16 with 10 points and 10 rebounds and Brock shot just 6 for 22 from downtown and 38% overall but gutted out the win.  5’11” Tyler Brown went most of the way at the point for the Badgers, finishing with 7 points and 6 assists in 26 minutes as 8 Badgers played more than 10 minutes.

X travels to downtown Toronto this evening to meet touted Ryerson Rams while Brock begins the Concordia Classic in Montreal with a 4 PM ET game against Cape Breton Capers.

Calgary (1-0) 99, Windsor (0-1) 64… Reigning Canada West POY 6’4″ Thomas Cooper had 26 points, 6’6″ Lars Schlueter added 13 on 3-8 shooting from 3 as the Dinos led the entire way, going deep into their bench played 14 guys in all in an easy win over the rebuilding Lancers.  6’2″ Micqueel Martin had 16 points and 5 rebounds to lead Windsor, which turned the ball over 26 times and shot just 25% from the floor in the loss.  Dinos got an encouraging effort from newcomer German import Max Eisele, who had 10 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists in 20 minutes.  In the other game at the Calgary Cup, Mount Royal defeated Regina 85-73.  Windsor faces Mount Royal tonight while Calgary faces Regina in a pair of 10 PM ET games.

Lakehead (1-2) 84, Brandon (0-1) 70… The Thunderwolves reversed a two-point halftime deficit with a stifling defensive effort in the third quarter to lead by 14 and cruised to the road win over the Bobcats in Brandon.

Waterloo 96, Redeemer College 78…  The Warriors blew open what was a two-point game at the half with an explosive second half in defeating Redeemer, an OCAA program from Hamilton.




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