Brock 66, Waterloo 63… 6’7″ Dani Elgadi continued his fine recent play with 22 points and 15 rebounds and the Badgers overcame a pesky Warrior crew that made it a game to virtually the end to extend their winning streak to 6 games with a home win in St. Catharines. Elgadi had 16 first-half points, staking the Badgers to an 8 point halftime lead and Badgers led by as many as 10 during the second half despite shooting just 2 for 12 from downtown overall. Warriors impressive 6’5″ freshman forward Nedim Hodzic used an array of whirling, spinning finishes for a 22 point, 8 rebound evening and fellow freshman Justin Hardy added 14 for Waterloo which has a bright future. 6’1″ guard Simon Petrov dealt very well with Badgers pressure as Brock sent double teams in the back court at the freshman and, apart from a couple of miscues early, Petrov handled things well. Brock also got another strong effort from 6’7″ Cassidy Ryan (14 points off the bench) who is a bull inside when he engages down there. Warriors stayed in it despite a foul-plagued first half from 6’5″ Mike Pereira who finished with 9 points and 5 boards and a shoddy 5-23 effort from beyond the arc. Waterloo travels to McMaster on Saturday while Badgers host Laurier also on Saturday.
Ryerson 79, York 53… 6’3″ Adika Peter-McNeilly and 6’4″ Ammanuel Diressa each had 20 points as the Rams busted out to a 26 point halftime lead in an easy win over the Lions at the Mattamy Center in downtown Toronto. Ryerson finished the first half on a 12-0 run, culminated in a Peter-McNeilly’s three after holding York to just 3 of 15 shooting from downtown to start the game. Ryerson swept the season series against their cross-town rivals. Lions now get set to meet U of T Varsity Blues on Friday at 1 PM ET in a student-day game at the Goldring Center while Ryerson hosts Queen’s on Friday night.