Saint Mary’s 79, Cape Breton 60… Building leads as large as 33 in the third quarter, the Huskies rolled to an easy win over the Capers on Day 2 of the Garland tournament at UNB. With Capers up 21-20 early in the second quarter, 6’2″ Kemar Alleyne catalyzed a 46-12 Huskies run that included holding CBU to just 4 points in an 11 minute stretch bridging halftime. Alleyne, the Scarborough native who is taking his place as the next leader on SMU, had 13 of his 15 points during the critical game-deciding stretch while reserve guard Jack Tilley went a perfect 4 for 4 from dowtown and finished with 14 points. 6’5″ Nikita Kasongo again got off to a terrific start and had 13 points and 9 rebounds. Today marked the return from injury of 6’8″ Osman Barrie, playing his first game since the 2016 AUS championship and the Ottawa native started, logging 18 minutes while scoring 8 points/5 rebounds before fouling out. Capers were led by 6’4″ Division 2 transfer Martin Campbell who was making his CBU debut after missing Friday’s game and the newcomer had 14 points with 10 coming in the fourth quarter after the outcome was well decided. Huskies meet UQAM tomorrow afternoon while the Capers close the tournament with a match against UNB.
Western 116, UBC-O 52… 6’4″ Windsor transfer Marko Kovac had 4 early threes, part of his 14 point first half effort as the Mustangs shook off a listless game earlier in the week by busting out to a 41-11 lead, coasting to an easy win over the Heat. Western led 54-25 by halftime as 6’0″ Omar Shiddo had 12 points and 6’3″ veteran Jedson Tavernier 11 points allowing the Mustangs to empty the bench and send the Heat to their third loss in a row in their three game trip to Ontario. Here are some post-game comments from Player-of-the-Game Kovac