Gray, Aromolaran lead Voyageur turnaround in dominant win


Laurentian (12-1, 8-1) 90, Windsor (4-7, 4-6) 63… 6’2″ Kadre Gray again flirted with a triple-double with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists while fellow back-court mate 6’3″ David Aromolaran added 17 points, showing off his mature offensive game as the Voyageurs held Windsor to just 41 points in the final 33 minutes of the game in a convincing road win at the St. Denis Center.  Gray was magnificent, especially in the second half when he had 15 points, orchestrating a wonderfully-flowing Voyageur offense that is fluid and very fun to watch.  Both teams play an up-tempo, sharing brand of basketball that are perfect examples, when utilized properly, for the beauty of FIBA rules which were universally ridiculed when instituted some years ago but have shown by the test of time to be tremendously-beneficial for spectators and especially the development of offensively talented players.  Windsor came out firing, primarily behind 6’7″ sophomore Anthony Zrvnar, who has very good Euro-esque offensive skills and 5’10” Mike Rocca, to lead 22-10 late in the first quarter.  However, Windsor missed their next 11 shots and watch the Vees fashion an 18-0, keeping Lancers scoreless for 12 minutes.  Still, Windsor had life after a 16-5 run to retake a 7 point lead midway through the third.  But Gray got going and 6’1″ Anthony Iacoe knocked down three third-quarter 3’s while steady 6’3″ wing J.D. West also got cooking from the perimeter and Laurentian established their largest lead to that point at 67-54.  Lancers scored just 7 points in the first 7 minutes of the final frame as Laurentian established leads as large as 24 midway through the quarter.  Both teams took care of the ball well – total of just 20 turnovers in the game – and the high-potential Lancers hope to get healthy for the second half, looking for the return of 6’7″ Luke Allin from a bad ankle injury and possibly 6’3″ Telloy Simon.  With a tremendous first half of the season, Shawn Swords and the Voyageurs have established themselves as a definite Top 10 or better program, featuring one of the best scoring guards in the country in the spectacular sophomore Gray.

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