Davis turnaround gives Warriors last second win

Waterloo (3-7, 1-4) 82, Western (3-10, 1-5)… 6’5″ Ben Davis hit a 10 foot turnaround with just 2 seconds remaining to play as the Warriors won their first of the OUA regular season at home against the reeling Mustangs.  Western led by 9 at 75-66 with 6 minutes to play but Waterloo jumped to an 11-2 run, culminated by the fourth 3 of the game by 6’1″ Jon Ravenhorst (16 points) to tie it.  Later 6’7″ Mike Periera‘s put-back allowed Waterloo to retake the lead before 6’0″ Omar Shiddo gave Western the lead with a bucket with just 8 seconds remaining.  But Warriors ran a post-up play for Davis, who finished with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and the 5th year senior made no mistake.  Waterloo won despite turning the ball over 25 times but stayed in it with 16 offensive rebounds.  Pereira played all 40 minutes and had an authoritative 15 points and 16 rebounds while 6’1″ Eriq Jenkins led all scorers with 22 points, adding 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals for Western.

Brock (9-1, 4-0) 76, McMaster (11-2, 3-2) 73... 5’11” Tyler Brown knocked down a pair of late free throws in the final seconds to give Badgers the lead for good as Brock defeated Mac at home, winning over the Marauders for the second time in 10 days to sweep the season series between the two QEW rivals.  In a game where no lead was larger than two points for the final 7 minutes of play until the final seconds, Badgers shot 8-20 from downtown including a game-high 20 points from 6’5″wing Johneil Simpson.  Mac shot just 3-21 from beyond the arc and 53% as a team from the foul line but stayed in it on the strength of 20 offensive rebounds.  Brock’s All-Canadian forward 6’5″ Dani Elgadi had just 10 points and 5 rebounds in 28 minutes before fouling out of the contest while 6’4″ forward Rohan Boney led Mac with 13 points in just 21 minutes.  6’0″ Chris Thompson also had 13 for Mac and he gave Mac the lead with a dramatic 3 in the final minute before Brown’s game-deciding free throws.  Both teams are in action in our Nation’s Capital this coming weekend, playing at #1 Carleton and #3 Ottawa.

Laurier (4-3, 8-8) 67, Windsor (8-4, 3-3) 66… The Golden Hawks authored their third consecutive late game, tight victory this time at home as 6’0″ Tevean Kokko knocked down his sixth 3 of the game with about 2 minutes remaining to provide the margin of victory.  6’3″ Lucas Orlita finished with 19 points for Windsor, making 4 of his 5 threes in the game after halftime.  The Lancers are back in action this coming Wednesday in Toronto against the Varsity Blues with 6’7″ Luke Allin expected to make his debut after transferring from Laurier.

Lakehead (4-11, 2-5) 79, York (2-7, 2-2) 75… 6’0″sophomore Kache Kopec had a career-high 27 points including 6 3’s as the Thunderwolves broke a 5 game losing streak, holding off the improving Lions in Thunder Bay.  Kopec’s 3 with 7 minutes remaining put Wolves up by 11 but York stayed in it, drawing to within 3 in the final minute on an “and 1″ by 6’5” Brandon Ramirez (16 points, 7 rebounds).  But Lakehead iced the game, helped in part by 6’0″ Henry Tan, who added 11 points and 12 assists.  6’5″ Backarius Dinkins had 19 of his 23 points in the first half, including a dunk that helped ignite the Wolves after York jumped out to an early 13-6 lead.

#1 Carleton (9-0, 3-0) 88, Laurentian (3-8, 2-4) 71… 6’4″ Connor Wood broke open a two point halftime game with some clutch shooting, finishing with 39 points on 7 of 11 from downtown as the Ravens overcame a hot-shooting Voyageurs side by pulling away in the second half.  6’2″ freshman Kadre Gray had 19 first half points as Laurentian trailed just 42-40 at half but Carleton held the exciting guard to just 4 after halftime to pull away for the win.

#3 Ottawa (9-1, 3-0) 79, Nipissing (5-10, 1-5) 63… 6’3″ All-Canadian Caleb Agada had 23 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists as the Gee-Gees led virtually from start to finish in a solid road win in North Bay.  Ottawa shot 39% from 3 (9-23) including 4 bombs from 6’6″ Matt Plunkett (14 points) and 3 from 6’2″ Adam Presutti (15 points, 5 assists) as Gee-Gees won easily despite getting only 12 combined points from key inside players 6’9″ Jean Pierre-Charles and 6’6″ Brody Maracle.

Toronto (6-5, 5-2) 83, Algoma (1-10, 1-6) 70… 6’3″ Reilly Reid had all 10 of his points in the second half, starting a game-deciding 15-2 run that helped Varsity build a double digit lead midway through the third quarter and Blues shot 53% from the field including 5-10 from downtown after halftime with only 5 turnovers in a solid road win in Sault Ste. Marie.  With the score tied at 51 midway through the 3rd, Reid got going and Blues got big 3’s off the bench from 6’3″ Nicola Paradina and 5’11” Christopher Barrett during the run as Toronto build leads as large as 16 in the win.




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