2012 SMUS Invitational Boys Schedule and Results

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
Vancouver College
Dover Bay
Bishop O’Byrne
Lambrick Park
Bishop Mahoney
Oak Bay
St. Mary’s

Teams will play round robin in a pool of three. Top two from each pool will then play in a standard eight team draw for places 1st to 8th. Third place team in each pool will play round robin with the other third place pool finishers for places 9th to 12th.

If teams are tied after pool play or consolation side round robin play, placing will be determined as follows:

  • Result between the teams in question

If a three way tie, then:

a) Point differential from all pool/consolation games
b) Most points scored in all pool/consolation games
c) Fewest points allowed in all pool/consolation games
d) Coin toss if required

First named team in the draw will wear white/light uniforms.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

# Time Gym Team 1 Score Team 2 Score
8:30 am Double SMUS 75 Bowness  37
Review: The host Blue Jags, behind Joe Erlic’s game high 20 points, opened their Invitational account with a straightforward 75-37 win over Bowness of Calgary. For the visiting Bobcats, forward Shane Cuckow potted 11.
8:30 am Single Belmont 65 Bishop O’Byrne  75
Review: In a game delayed midway by a leaky roof, Calgary’s Bishop O’Byrne fought off a determined Belmont squad to prevail 75-65. The Bulldogs clawed back from a twelve point deficit to trail only 55-53 with seven minutes to play. However, behind Matthew Matear’s 31 points, the Bobcats regained control. Guards Jordan Fenn and Brock Holland both hooped 20 in a losing cause.
10:15 am Double Lambrick Park  55 Bishop Mahoney 52
Review: Lambrick Park, with Brendan Somers, Lucas Dellabough and Brendan Miller combining for 45 points, managed to stave off Saskatoon’s Bishop Mahoney. The Saints, down by as many as 13 in the second half, patiently chipped away at the Lions’ lead only to see a game tying trey by Zachary Yuzdepski rim out at the final buzzer. Anthony McEwen notched all 15 of his points after intermission in a losing cause.
10:15 am Single Strathcona  50 St. Mary’s 47
Review: An all Edmonton battle went in favour of Strathcona, who jumped to an early 10-3 lead. Forward Harrison Lane led the Lords with a game high 24 points. For St. Mary’s, Robert Bzdziuch (13) and Nicholas Molina (10) paced the attack.
1:45 pm Double Bowness  40 Vancouver College 99
Review: BC AAA #2 ranked Vancouver College flexed its muscle against a game but exhausted Bowness squad. The Irish, with Erickson Evangelista’s 21 points leading the way, raced away to a 39-15 lead after one quarter and cruised home. Jacob Mickelson, with 11, paced the Trojans.
1:45 pm Single Bishop O’Byrne 104 Dover Bay 47
Review: A blistering first half saw Bishop O’Byrne up 57-29 at half time, with the Bobcats continuing the onslaught after intermission. For the winners, Matthew Matear (17) was top among seven scorers in double figures. For Dover Bay, guards Brandon Kumar and Jon Bethell combined for eight treys as part of a 30 point contribution. O’Byrne, winners of Group B, now looks forward to a quarterfinal matchup vs the yet to be determined second ranked team from Pool C.
5:15 pm Single Bishop Mahoney  68 Cowichan 58
Review: Bishop Mahoney, bouncing back on short rest after a game 1 defeat to Lambrick Park, may have done enough to scramble into the championship quarterfinals. The Saints 1-1 record, but with a +7 point differential, now puts a lot of pressure on Cowichan, which must win its second pool game (vs Lambrick Park) by 13 or more points to avoid the consolation side of the draw. Tyson Leibel notched 25 for the winners, while, for the Thunderbirds, Willy Jelkin and and Jerod Dorby each had 16.
5:15 pm Double Oak Bay 73 Strathcona 38
Review: Oak Bay all but clinched Pool D following a crushing first half display. Down 9-8, the Bays went on a 31-5 run to lead 39-12 at the break. Strathcona, playing its second game of the day, went without a field goal for over 11 minutes. Evan Woodson’s 20 led Oak Bay, while, for the Lords, D. Kasusala netted 16.
7:00 pm Double Vancouver College 62 SMUS 45
Review: Showing why they are regarded as a legitimate BC AAA contender, Vancouver College clinched Pool A with what, in the end, was a comfortable win. However, down 23-9 at the quarter, and still behind 26-23 at intermission, the Irish had to work for the victory. PG Isaiah Solomon showed his class with 18 points and 8 assists while leading an outstanding all round team defensive effort. For the losers, on the wrong end of a heavy foul count and struggling against intense defensive pressure, Mark Yorath and Joe Erlic both scored 11.
7:00 pm Single Dover Bay 69 Belmont 77
Review: Belmont secured second place in Pool B with a hard fought eight point win over Dover Bay. Down 51-50 entering the final frame, the Bulldogs rode the last twelve of post Erik Spaven’s game high 26 points to victory. For the Dolphins, Spencer Heimstra and Jon Bethell each scored 17.
8:45 pm Single Cowichan  43 Lambrick Park 62
Review: Lambrick Park topped Pool C with a comfortable win over Cowichan. Brendan Miller led the Lions with 18 points. For the Thunderbirds, Jerod Dorby netted a dozen.
8:45 pm Double St. Mary’s  58 Oak Bay 70
Review: Oak Bay captured Pool D with a steady effort vs St. Mary’s of Calgary. Evan Woodson enjoyed another 20 point outing, with Matt Hampton chipping in an additional 15. For the Saints, consigned to the consolation side of the tournament, Abraham Chuol led the way with 19.

Friday, January 6, 2012

# Time Gym Team 1 Score Team 2 Score
21 Noon Double 3rd Pool A – Bowness  57 3rd Pool  B – Dover Bay  47
Review: Bowness opened its account at the Invitational with a scrappy win over Dover Bay. Down 34-33 entering the final period, the Trojans exploded for 24 points en route to victory. Shane Cuckow led the way with 16. For the Dolphins, Jon Bethell continued his steady play with a 17 point, 6 assist performance.
22 Noon Single 3rd Pool C – Cowichan  71 3rd Pool D – St. Mary’s  77
Review: St. Mary’s of Edmonton bounced back from Day 1 disappointment to register a hard fought win over Cowichan. While Thunderbird point guard Mitch Knippleberg registered a game high 26 points, this was offset by a balanced Saints attack. Indeed, while Nicholas Molina led the way with 19, five other St. Mary’s players scored between seven and nine points each.
23 1:45 pm Double 1st Pool A Vancouver College  93 2nd Pool B – Belmont  32
Review: (Quarterfinal) Vancouver College continued its march towards the Invitational final by drubbing an overmatched Belmont squad. Post Abu Khan led all scorers with 24 points, while Ben Kardaal notched 18, all of which came in the second half. For the Bulldogs, guard Jordan Fenn tallied 15.
25 3:30 pm Double 1st Pool C – Lambrick Park  49 2nd Pool D – Strathcona  59
Review: (Quarterfinal) A stunning Strathcona fourthquarter comeback sparked the Lords to a 59-49 comeback win and a berth in the tournament semifinal. Dereck Kasusula, with 17, led the late charge, as the Edmonton squad scored the final fourteen points to erase a 49-45 deficit. Lucas Dellabough hooped 15 for the disappointed Lions.
27 5:15 pm Double 1st Pool D – Oak Bay  63 2nd Pool A – SMUS 33
Review: (Quarterfinal) A much anticipated matchup proved to be anything but, as a strong Oak Bay defensive effort and some comically bad SMUS shooting produced the unexpected difference in score. Liam Horne, with 23 points, was a Bays’ difference maker, while, for the Blue Jags, zero FGs and a solitary free throw in the fourth quarter, not to mention a 2-28 performance from the three point line, told its own tale!!
29 7:00 pm Double 1st Pool B – Bishop O’Byrne  96 2nd Pool C – Bishop Mahoney  53
Review: (Quarterfinal) The final quarterfinal of the afternoon was another crushing scoreline, with Bishop O’Byrne sprinting out to a 52-24 halftime lead en route to a 43 point win. Matthew Matear, with 13, topped six Bobcat players in double figures. For the game but overmatched Saints, Sebastien Turcotte and Colin Fraser both scored 11.
31 8:45 pm Double 3rd Pool A – Bowness  49 3rd Pool C – Cowichan  54
Review: Cowichan notched its first win in four tries, riding a 20-9 first quarter advantage to the victory. Willy Jeklin led all Thunderbird scorers with 18 points. For Bowness, Shane Cuckow continued to shine, potting 22
32 8:45 pm Single 3rd Pool B – Dover Bay  69 3rd Pool D – St. Mary’s  68
Review: In the tournament’s first real nail biter, Dover Bay’s Robbie Calvin nailed a corner three with 4.7 seconds to play to lift the Dolphins past unlucky St. Mary’s. The Saints seemed to have the game in control at 68-66, but one late turnover, on an inbounds play, gave Dover Bay a lifeline. Nicolas Molina, with 19, was top scorer for St. Mary’s.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

# Time Gym Team 1 Score Team 2 Score
33 9:00 am Double Winner Game 23 – Vancouver College  101 Winner Game 25 – Strathcona  56
Review: (Semifinal) While Strathcona started well enough, leading 15-14 near the end of the first quarter, the superior depth and quickness of Vancouver College told its inevitable tale. The Lords Dereck Kasusula, with 24, led all scorers, but five triples from Erickson Evangelista and 20 points from running mate Isaiah Solomon was more than enough to allow the Irish to pull away steadily towards a tournament final appearance.
34 9:00 am Single Loser Game 23 – Belmont  59 Loser Game 25 – Lambrick Park  43
Review: Post Erik Spaven netted 28 as Belmont broke open a 43-38 game with a closing 16-5 burst. Brendan Miller’s 12 points was tops for Lambrick Park.
35 10:45 am Double Winner Game 27 – Oak Bay  73 Winner Game 29 – Bishop O’Byrne  60
Review: (Semifinal) Oak Bay booked its meeting with Vancouver College with a methodical 73-60 victory over Bishop O’Byrne. Bays point guard Kaz Kobyashi put together a wonderful 30 point, 7 assist outing with Evan Woodson adding 21. The Bobcats’ Derek Kroetsch hit four from beyond the arc as part of his 27 point effort in a losing cause.
36 10:45 am Single Loser Game 27 – SMUS  78 Loser Game 29 – Bishop Mahoney 64
Review: After a nightmare shooting effort in the quarterfinal vs Oak Bay, SMUS bounced back to defeat Saskatoon’s Bishop Mahoney. While the visiting Saints turned over a six point halftime deficit to lead by one late in the third quarter, the Blue Jags recovered behind a combined 45 points from Dave Lafleur, Dawit Workie and Joe Erlic. For the losers, wing Tyson Leibel put on a serious shooting display, netting seven treys en route to 23 points.
39 2:15 pm Single 3rd Pool D – St. Mary’s  72 3rd Pool A – Bowness 81
Review: In an all Alberta battle, Calgary took bragging rights over Edmonton by virtue of the Bowness victory over St. Mary’s. For the Trojans, Shane Cuckow enjoyed another solid outing with 24 points while, for the Lords, Nicolas Molina continued to show a hot hand with 30.
40 2:15 pm Double 3rd Pool B – Dover Bay 57 3rd Pool C – Cowichan 51
Review: Up Island honours went to Dover Bay, thanks to 34 points from point guard Jon Bethell. Jerod Derby led the Thunderbirds with 17, as both teams kept their cards close to their chest in anticipation of more important matchups later this season.
7th/ 8th
4:00 pm Single Loser Game 34 – Belmont 75 Loser Game 36 – Bishop Mahoney  74
Review: The 5th-8th place games took something of a twist, in that Belmont and Lambrick Park switched scheduled opponents in order that visiting Bishop Mahoney not play the Lions a second time in the tournament. In what proved a highly entertaining matchup, the Bulldogs prevailed by a single point, with Jordan Fenn hooping 22. Tyson Leibel had 16 for the Saints.
5th/ 6th
4:00 pm Double Winner Game 34 – SMUS  62 Winner Game 36 – Lambrick Park  51
Review: Almost certain to see each other later in the season, when much more, will be at stake, SMUS and Lambrick Park completed the Invitational in somewhat low key manner. Joe Erlic’s 26 sparked the Blue Jags, with Lucas Dellabough (24) proving a handful inside for the Lions.
3rd/ 4th
5:45 pm Double Loser Game 33 – Strathcona  54 Loser Game 35 – Bishop O’Byrne  65
Review: The bronze medal match went in favour of Bishop O’Byrne, as forward Matthew Matear scored 28. Any hopes of Strathcona recovering from a 40-34 halftime deficit were squashed by a disaster third quarter, when the Lords, for whom Harrison Lane contributed 19, were held to a single field goal.
1st/ 2nd
5:45 pm Double Winner Game 33 – Vancouver College  88 Winner Game 35 – Oak Bay  74
Review: A pulsating final went the way of Vancouver College, with the Irish riding a game high 32 points from tournament MVP Isaiah Solomon to victory. In a high scoring affair, Abu Khan, Justin Sanvido, Cole Penman and Erickson Evangelista were also in double figures. For the Bays, guard Evan Woodson led with 23, with Matt Hampton (14) and Kaz Kobyashi (19) also prominent.

1. VancouverCollege
2. Oak Bay
3. Bishop O’Byrne
4. Strathcona
6. Belmont
7. Bishop Mahoney
8. Lambrick Park
9. Bowness
10. Dover Bay
11. St. Mary’s
12. Cowichan

Team Award Winners

Will Slang (Cowichan)
Stephen Klassens (St. Mary’s)
Jon Bethell (Dover Bay)
Shane Cuckow (Bowness)
Sebastian Turcotte (Bishop Mahoney)
Lucas Dellabough (Lambrick Park)
Jordan Fenn (Belmont)
Joe Erlic (SMUS)
Dereck Kasusula (Strathcona)
Derek Kroetsch (Bishop O’Byrne)
Tavish Gudgeon (Oak Bay)
JC Horton (Vancouver College)


Cole Penman (Vancouver College)
Evan Woodson (Oak Bay)
Kaz Kobyashi (Oak Bay)
Harrison Lane (Strathcona)
Matthew Matear (Bishop O’Byrne)

Most Outstanding Player

Isaiah Solomon (Vancouver College)

Most Sportsmanlike Team

Dover Bay