Martin Timmerman’s report on UQAM/Waterloo


For those who are new to this site and/or to CIS basketball, Martin Timmerman has been a loyal contributor to CIS basketball since the early 1970’s, going back to the great Waterloo Warrior teams of that era that culminated in a National championship win in 1974-75 before a jam packed house of over 5,000 fans.  Martin’s affiliation with CIS basketball goes back to the days of the late Mike Moser, after which the CIS Player-of-the-Year is named.  Moser died tragically at the age of 22 – here is a wonderful piece on that era and some of the stories behind Waterloo and Moser.  This is a must-read historical piece for any CIS fan.  Martin has continued to contribute voluntarily his time with his site cishoops.ca which provides scores, schedules and a tremendous historical data base among other items which is a go-to site for serious CIS fans.  We all thank Martin for his wonderful contributions.  That said, we are also grateful to Martin for his write-up on last night’s UQAM victory over host Waterloo at the Naismith and look forward to more reporting from him.

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In the final game of the first day of the 48th Naismith Classic the host Waterloo Warriors were unable to stay with the UQAM Citadins for long and took it on the chin by a score of 99-71.

Waterloo never held the lead in the game, but did come back to tie it at 12-12 in the early minutes of the first quarter. UQAM would then go on a 15-3 run to end the quarter and hold a double digit lead from that point on. Yassin Debache had 8 of his team high 12 points during that run, all deep in the paint, finishing with a dunk down low. In the second quarter it was time for Ibrahim Sylla to shine, hitting for 7 of his 10 points in the quarter. At half time UQAM held a 49-33 lead.

In the third quarter UQAM came on strong, scoring 30 points in the quarter and ending the third with a 30 point lead.

UQAM played 13 players, with all but one hitting the score sheet as five players had double figures. Waterloo played 12 players, with four in double figures, led by rookie Nedim Hodzic with 20 points and senior Jon Ravenhorst with 14 points. The three SJAM recruits for Waterloo, Simon Petrov, Justin Hardy and Hodzic all started and provided 30 points.

Naismith action continues on Friday with Manitoba and UQAM playing the 4:00pm game and Waterloo hosting Humber College at 8:00pm.

 

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