M-BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Badgers use 20-4 fourth quarter run to sneak past Warriors

M-BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Badgers use 20-4 fourth quarter run to sneak past Warriors

Wednesday, February 4th

Waterloo 81 @ Brock 90

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - The Brock University men's basketball team (6-9 OUA) defeated the Waterloo Warriors by the score of 90–81 Wednesday night at the Bob Davis Gymnasium.

After an even first half, the Badgers held onto a three-point lead 42-39.

In the third quarter, the Badgers extended their lead to seven, with six minutes remaining, before Waterloo rallied back to take a 64-60 lead after three quarters, highlighted by five consecutive three-pointers.

In the final stanza, Waterloo went up by seven early, before the Badgers put together a 20-4 run, to take an 80-71 lead with just over three minutes left in regulation. Brock went 6-for-6 from the free throw line in the final two minutes to secure the victory.

Brock had four players in double figures led by Dani Elgadi (Waterloo, Ont.) who finished with a season-high 35 points going 15-for-20 (75.0%) from the field. He also pulled down 10 rebounds for the double-double. Matt Marshall (Burlington, Ont.) recorded his first career triple-double finishing with 16 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 12 assists. Johneil Simpson (Toronto, Ont.) contributed with 20 points and 12 rebounds for the double-double while Zachary Angelini (Hamilton, Ont.) added 11 points seven rebounds and five assists in the victory.

Leading the Warriors was Jaspreet Gill who finished with 25 points including 5 three-pointers. Ben Davis, Miles Charvis and John Ravenhorst chipped in with 17, 16 and 15 points respectively.

For the game, the Badgers shot 45.2% (33-for-73) from the field, 31.3% (5-for-16) from beyond the arc and 70.4% (19-for-27) from the charity stripe. The Warriors shot 44.4% (28–for-63) from the floor, including 40.6% (13-for–32) from three-point land. Waterloo was also 12-for-19 (66.7%) from the free-throw line. Brock outrebounded Waterloo by a 46-29 margin.

The Badgers next action is Saturday, February 7th at 3pm when they host the York Lions at the Bob Davis Gymnasium.

Source: Brock Badgers

Guelph 63 @ Ryerson 82

TORONTO – The No. 3 Ryerson Rams men's basketball team overcame a first half deficit to knock off the Guelph Gryphons 82-63 on Wednesday night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre.

Ryerson's Kadeem Green (Richmond Hill, Ont.) had a big game with 19 points and seven rebounds while Jahmal Jones (Mississauga, Ont.) added 15 points and eight assists. Adika Peter-McNeilly (Scarborough, Ont.) also reached double digits with 13 points.

Guelph came out with a strong first half, shooting 54.8% from the floor including 54.5% from three point territory in the first 20 minutes. The Rams kept pace with the Gryphons in the first and led 22-18 after ten minutes but the visitors turned the tables in the second to put up 27 points against a Ryerson team that prides itself on its defence. Guelph held a 45-41 lead at the half.

"We gave up too much penetration, second chance opportunities…and they had open shots," said Peter-McNeilly after the game about Guelph's first half. "(At half) we just talked about bearing down defensively…and focusing on the fundamentals and what we do."

The halftime chat certainly translated to the court as the Rams limited Guelph to just 18 second half points.

Ryerson posted 25 points in the third quarter to take a 66-55 into the final frame and then doubled the Gryphons output in the fourth to emerge with the 82-63 win.

Guelph was led by Taylor Boers with 14 points off the bench in the losing effort.

"They gave us a tough first half…and the more we get tested the better it is for us," said head coach Roy Rana postgame. "I've been coaching this sport for a long time and this is a very special group of guys with a professional approach to practice, to everything we do. I have a lot of confidence in them; I feel good about this team."

Ryerson improves to 14-2 on the season while Guelph falls to 7-7. The Rams are back on the court this Saturday when they host the Lakehead Thunderwolves at 8:00 p.m.

Source: Ryerson Rams