McMaster (8-0) 84, UBC-O (0-5) 82… 6’4″ Rohan Boney caught an ally-oop off an in-bounds play at the buzzer as the Marauders avoided what would have been clearly an upset in remaining undefeated in another big win away from home. Mac had to work hard as their main guys had to play major minutes to squeek out the win in their third game in less than 3 days. Heat got a superlative effort from 6’2″ 5th year guard Mitch Goodwin, who made 5-6 threes and finished with a game-high 29 points. 6’7″ Connor Gilmore led Mac with 24 points and 9 rebounds despite shooting just 7 for 21 overall from the floor. 6’1″ pg David McCulloch played all 40 minutes and had 16 points and 6 assists; Mac shot 14 for 41 from 3 overall.
Regina (3-6) 74, UQAM (4-3) 65… Cougars staged a fourth quarter comeback led by 21 points from 6’1″ Alex Iqual in handing Citadins their third consecutive defeat. Regina shot 5 for 10 from 3 after halftime to overcome leads as large as 9. 6’4″ Brian Ofori added 10 for the Cougars who shot just 19 for 32 from the free throw line, getting balanced scoring from at least 10 different players. UQAM once again was led by 6’0″ Charles Miller who went 3 for 6 from beyond the arc, finishing with 15 points while 6’2″ Greishe Clerjuste added 13 points and 6 rebounds. The team’s combined to turn it over 44 times and there 46 offensive rebounds combined in the game. Citadins Head Coach Nate Philippe lamented his team’s inability to put teams away, especially after their win over uOttawa earlier in the season that he feels made his troops a bit more comfortable than normal. “Our guys took (Regina) lightly instead of staying focused and intense when we had the lead. We need to learn to handle success better.” Regina meets Ryerson tomorrow afternoon at 3 PM while Citadins tangle with York Lions tomorrow morning.
Toronto (2-0) 81, Guelph (2-2) 70… 6’4″ Manny Sahota had 26 points while 6’5″ Devin Johnson added 16 as the Blues starters scored 77 of their 81 points in a nice win against the Gryphons in a game played at St. Mary’s H.S. in Woodstock, ON in Oxford County before a jam-packed house. 6’3″ Reilly Reid had 14 in the win and has provided the Blues with a consistent third option offensively. In a game that never blew open, Blues led by as many as 14 but always above 6 for much of the game. Guelph was again without 6’6″ Kinglsee D’Silva as well as 6’3″ Drew Walford and 5’10” Taylor Boers. Despite the loss, Gryphons coach Chris O’Rourke cast an optimistic tone “our young guys played well and I thought we competed well, much better than yesterday against Regina.” 6’3″ Sage Usher had 9 for Toronto and had to assume extra minutes after reserve point guard Christopher Barrett turned his ankle and did not return. With thanks to Bumbo DeGiorgio.