OUA: Nipissing keeps winning on road beating York


Nipissing 65, York 63… 6’8″ third-year center Marvin Ngonadi calmly knocked down a pair of clutch free throws after a controversial foul call with 15 seconds remaining which was the difference in another important road win for what appears to be the playoff bound Nipissing Lakers.  After taking an entry pass on the right block, Ngonadi turned and appeared to have his shot blocked by York’s 6’9″ George Ivens – Ivens appeared to definitely get the ball first at a minimum – however Lakers got the call, much to the dismay of the partisan crowd and York bench.  The game went back and forth after York built an early double digit lead and Lakers got back in it by halftime.  York’s 6’5″ Nidun Chandrakumar had a look at a game winner late but could not make it drop – Chandrakumar continues to show his under-appreciated all-round game as the long wing had 9 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists while 6’5″ Jayden Frederick led all scorers with 22 points on 10-27 shooting adding 8 rebounds.  Ottawa native 6’1″ Ismael Kama led a balanced Lakers attack with 15 points as Nipissing played without 6’8″ center Justin Shaver.

#1 Carleton 82, Western 60… 6’10” freshman Eddie Ekiyor had a career-high 21 points and added 11 rebounds as the Ravens held the host Mustangs to just 32 points after 3 quarters including a 7 minute scoreless stretch as Ravens remained undefeated.  6’4″ Connor Wood battled foul trouble all night but finished with 14 points on 4-8 threes in just 14 minutes.

#3 Ottawa 78, Windsor 64… Gee-Gees pulled away late in the third with a 18-4 run led by their pair of bigs 6’9″ Jean Pierre-Charles (24 points, 16 rebounds) and 6’7″ Brody Maracle (14 points off the bench including three baskets in the run) in winning at Windsor.  Ottawa dominated the glass 55-36 and also got their usual all-round game from 6’3″ Caleb Agada who attacked in transition and off the dribble (22 points, 11 rebounds).  Lancers hurt themselves shooting just 10 for 23 from the foul line and 8 of 30 from three point land.  Gee-Gees hope to redeem themselves this coming Friday night at Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Center in their Capital Hoops Classic rematch with Carleton.

Laurentian 85, Queen’s 64… Voyageurs dominated early, shooting 50% overall winning comfortably in Kingston as Gaels shot just 3 for 17 from downtown.  6’2″ freshman Kadre Gray had 22 points but had 9 turnovers while steady 6’2″ guard David Aromolaran added 21.  Sukh Singh led Queen’s with 21.

#7 Brock 89, Guelph 62... 6’7″ Dani Elgadi made sure the Badgers did not have a let-down after Friday’s emotionally-thrilling win at the Meridian Center, finishing with 20 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists while shooting a tidy 9-14 from the floor as Brock dominated the glass in an easy win at Guelph.  Badgers held Guelph to just 33% shooting and had 11 different players hit the scoresheet including 6’7″ Cassidy Ryan who had 19 points on 8-11 in just 18 minutes.

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