2011 SMUS Invitational Boys Schedule and Results

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
Carson Graham
Rundle College
Dover Bay
Sheldon Williams
Oak Bay
Lambrick Park
Bishop O’Byrne
Harry Ainlay
Sturgeon Heights

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:

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

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

Brackets denote Pool.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

# Time Gym Pool Team 1 Score Team 2 Score
1 10:15 am Dble C SMUS 72 Bishop O’Byrne 87
Review: A trio of three pointers, early in the fourth quarter by Bishop O’Byrne’s Matthew Patrician broke open a tight game, as the Calgary based Bobcats over turned a 65-61 deficit to win fairly comfortably. Junior pivot Matthew Matear proved unstoppable inside, adding 29 for the victors. For the host Blue Jags, who were undone by some erratic defence and 12 missed FTs, Joe Erlic (23), Mitch Wiggins and Connor Eden (18 each) led the scoring.
2 10:15 am Sgle B Sheldon Williams 52 Lambrick Park 67
Review: Ten unanswered points to open the second half sent Lambrick Park away to a decisive win against Regina’s Shelden Williams. Jesse Hodges (19), Brendan Somers (18), Lucas Dellabough (14) and Jimmy Chuang (12) paced a balanced attack. For the Spartans, down 37-29 at the break, senior guard Caillin McMurtry notched 23.
3 12:00 pm Dble A Dover Bay 96 Rundle College 35
Review: A game but overmatched Rundle College proved no match for BC AAA power Dover Bay, with the Nanaimo visitors jumping out to an 18-2 lead after just four minutes en route to a big victory. Eric Kuzminski led the Dolphins with 20 points, while, for the Calgary based Cobras, flashy guard Nick Fowler managed 17.
4 12:00 pm Sgle D Harry Ainlay 74 Belmont 64
Review: A 12-2 run to start the third quarter proved instrumental in Harry Ainlay’s opening win. For the Titans, who arrived in Victoria from Edmonton only two hours before the game, Lyndon Annetts (18), Keith Gerdes (14) and Mustafa Ismail (11) reached double figures, with PG Ryan Patterson distributing the ball impressively. As has been the case all season, Chris Lequesne, with 21, and fellow guard Jordan Fenn (18), sparked the Bulldogs offence.
5 3:30 pm Sgle C Bishop O’Byrne 70 Cowichan 62
Review: Bishop O’Byrne became the first team to qualify for the quarterfinals, capturing Pool C after a hard fought game vs Cowichan. Paced again by forward Matthew Matear, the Bobcats led throughout, but had to stave off a furious opposition comeback, as the Thunderbirds reduced a 64-48 deficit to only four points before free throws by guard Derek Kroetch settled matters. For Cowichan, guard Mitch Knippleberg scored 10 of his game high 21 in the final eight minutes.
6 3:30 pm Dble B Oak Bay 94 Sheldon Williams 61
Review: Oak Bay flexed its muscle, breaking open a close game in the third quarter, to defeat a fatigued Sheldon Williams. Up only 48-43 just after the break, the Bays, who went on to finish with eleven treys, exploded for 16 unanswered points, effectively ending the game as a contest. Max Campbell led all scorers with 23, while the Bobcats, playing their second game of the day, had Caillin McMurtry hoop a team high 12.
7 5:15 pm Sgle A Rundle College 49 Carson Graham 98
Review: A first quarter 30-11 blitz, and a subsequent 31-6 run to start the second half saw Carson Graham, a late replacement to the tournament for Del Academy of Nigeria, secure a straightforward victory over Rundle College. To their credit, the Cobras battled the entire 40 minutes, and took some satisfaction in winning the final frame 18-17.  For the victorious Eagles, Matt Garstin and Nik Termansen shared 42 points, while Nick Fowler potted 20 in a losing cause.
8 5:15 pm Dble D Belmont 53 Sturgeon Heights 78
Review: Sturgeon Heights gave every indication they could be a tournament favourite by running away from Belmont. The Winnipegers, up only 22-18 after ten minutes, extended the lead to 50-24 at halftime. Led by Amarjit Basi’s 12 points, the Huskies,  going ten deep and running and pressuring, simply wore down their opponents. Jordan Fenn, also with a dozen, topped the scorers for the Bulldogs.

Friday, January 7, 2011

# Time Gym Pool Team 1 Score Team 2 Score
9 8:30 am Dble A Carson Graham 32 Dover Bay 48
Review: Dover Bay, as expected, captured Group A, after a low scoring defensive slugfest with injury riddled Carson Graham. Jason McKee led the Dolphins with 15, while for the Eagles, Matt Garstin had 11.
10 8:30 am Sgle B (OT) Lambrick Pack 75 Oak Bay 81
Review: In the game of the tournament so far, Oak Bay mounted a dramatic comeback from a 70-58 deficit with 4.40 to play to force overtime. In the extra session, Lambrick Park, so impressive in the third quarter when scoring 3o points, managed only a single hoop as the Bays, with momentum, took control. Max Campbell led a balanced Oak Bay attack with 18, while Lucas Dellabough had 18 for the losers.
11 10:15 am Dble C Cowichan 66 SMUS 38
Review: Cowichan advanced easily to the quarterfinals at the expense of host SMUS, as the latter fell behind early and never looked like recovering. The Thunderbirds were led by guard Mitch Knippleberg (15  ) and Braden Wilsom (16 ) while Joe Erlic with 13 was top for the Blue Jags.
12 10:15 am Sgle D Sturgeon Heights 78 Harry Ainlay 59
Review: An explosive Sturgeon Heights jumped out to a 29-9 first quarter lead vs shortstaffed Harry Ainlay, and cruised home to capture first place in Group D. Amarjit Basi pumped in 25 for the Huskies, who are looking a real threat for tournament honours. For the Titans, Keith Gerdes led the way with 13.
13 3:30 pm Dble Rundle College 51 Sheldon Williams 99
Review:  Sheldon Williams exploded out to a 31-13 lead at the end of the first quarter, effectively ending the game as a contest. For the valiant Cobras, guard Nick Fowler scored 17.
14 5:15 pm Dble SMUS 67 Belmont 70
Review: A 40-26 SMUS lead in the third quarter was not enough as Belmont, thanks to an 18-2 run, squared things up with ten minutes to play, and then, behind guard Chris Lequesne, held on for the win. For SMUS, forward David Lafleur scored a season high 19, with Joe Erlic (16) and Derek Hyde–Lay (14) also in double figures.
15 7:00 pm Dble QF Dover Bay 61 Lambrick Park 57
Review: Dover Bay booked its passage to the semifinals, as Lambrick Park, for the second game in a row, was unable to protect a healthy lead. Indeed, the Dolphins, down 31-20 at the break, opened the second half with ten unanswered points, with the lead then changing hands several times before the winners edged in front for good. Guard Jon Bethell scored 14 of his team high 18 after intermission. For the unlucky Lions, Cole Shields was high man with 17.
16 7:00 pm Sgle QF Bishop O’Byrne 78 Harry Ainlay 85
Review: A battle of Alberta went in favour of Edmonton, as Harry Ainlay bounced back from a morning pool defeat to edge Calgary’s Bishop O’Byrne.  A 24-9 second quarter made all the difference as the Titans held on for victory. Richard Garside notched 20 in the win, while for the Bobcats pivot Matthew Mater’s 23 and Derek Kroetsch’s 16 were team highs.
17 8:45 pm Dble QF Sturgeon Heights 93 Carson Graham 52
Review: As was perhaps expected, Sturgeon Heights ran roughshod over Carson Graham with Amarjit Basi’s 28 leading an explosive attack. Nik Termansan, with 21, did all he could to plug holes in the dike, but, after staying close for the opening quarter, the Eagles just had no answers for the Huskies pressure and depth.
18 8:45 pm Sgle QF Oak Bay 86 Cowichan 78
Review: Cowichan gave an excellent account of itself in the tournament’s last quarterfinal, running favoured Oak Bay all the way to the wire.  Try as they might, after falling behind by seven after the opening ten minutes, the Thunderbirds could on only one occasion, at 49-48, edge in front. After that, while within a single possesion on numerous occasions, the lead remained elusive. Free throws by the Bays’ Evan Woodson (23) and Drake Downer then closed out the game, with Cowichan, led by the starry Mitch Knippleberg (28), left to rue what might have been.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

# Time Gym Team 1 Score Team 2 Score
19 8:30 am Sgle Lambrick Park 62 Bishop O’Byrne 65
Review: Lucas Dellabough’ 28 points were not enough to help Lambrick Park slip by Bishop O’Byrne, although the Lions made a frantic comeback from a 14 point third quarter deficit. For the Bobcats, Gio Shettler hooped 17.
20 8:30 am Dble Carson Graham 74 Cowichan 47
Review: An exhausted Cowichan offered little resistance to Carson Graham, going down by double digits early in the contest and never recovering. Matt Garstin’s 20 powered the Eagles, with Mitch Knippleberg (19) top for the Thunderbirds.
21 10:15 am Dble SF Dover Bay 69 Harry Ainlay 51
Review: Suffocating defence from Dover Bay saw the Nanaimo crew through to the final. Twelve points by Jason McKee were part of a 26-16 third quarter breakaway by the Dolphins. Mustafa Ismail was top for the Titans with 11 points.
22 10:15 am Sgle Sheldon Williams 78 SMUS 71
Review: Sheldon Williams kept host SMUS winless, thanks to a 77-71 OT victory. The Jags, down seven with less than two minutes to play, scrambed back to take a 65-63 lead, but could not hold on in the last possession of regulation. For SMUS, Mitch Wiggins hit six treys en route to a season high 27, while Caillin McMurtry notched 19 for the Spartans.
23 12:00 pm Dble SF Sturgeon Heights 74 Oak Bay 80
Review: Oak Bay ensured an all Island final thanks to a hard fought victory over Winnipeg’s Sturgeon Heights. An early fourth quarter 11-0 Bays’ run overturned a 58-55 deficit, with Drake Downer going on to score 27. Eben Rawluk’s 16 was top for the Huskies.
24 12:00 pm Sgle Rundle College 63 Belmont 93
Review: Rundle College headed back to Calgary winless, despite the consistent work of Nick Fowler, who earned 25 points. Indeed, Belmont, with Chris Lequesne scoring 24 of his game high 28 in the first half, took early control and never let up.
25 3:30 pm Sgle 7th/8th Lambrick Park 89 Cowichan 59
Review: Lambrick Park took some solace from a final win, though left rueing the what might have beens!! Lucas Dellabough and Jimmy Chuang combined for 31 in the win, while Mitch Knippleberg completed a fine tournament with another 18 points.
26 3:30 pm Dble 5th/6th Bishop O’Byrne 85 Carson Graham 74
Review: Bishop O’Byrne returned to Calgary with a 4-1 record after dispatching Carson Graham. Job Cariaga hit six treys as part of his 22 points for the winners.
27 7:00 pm Sgle Belmont 80 Sheldon Williams 74
Review: In a final consolation game for both teams, Belmont and Sheldon Williams traded punches for the full 40 minutes before the home town team prevailed. A definitive 16-2 Bulldogs run, midway through the third quarter proved to be key. Guards Joe Barkhouse (21) and Jordan Fenn (28) were stellar throughout. For the Spartans, Addison Richards led the way with 16.
28 7:00 pm Dble 3rd/4th Harry Ainlay 65 Sturgeon Heights 69
Review: A hugely entertaining bronze medal game saw prairie foes Harry Ainlay (Edmonton) and Sturgeon Heights (Winnipeg) in a nip and tuck struggle. The final three of Lyndon Annetts 25 points drew the Titans close, but the Huskies’ superior balance just held sway. Tournament all-star Amarjit Basi completed an outstanding tournament with 17 points.
30 8:45 pm Dble (OT) 1st/2nd Dover Bay 84 Oak Bay 74
Review: For the second straight year, a gripping final, played in front of a packed house, went to overtime. This time, however, Nanaimo’s Dover Bay, losers twelve months ago, took home the championship trophy. In a thrilling contest, full of ebb and flow and intensity, the Dolphins scrambled back from a 68-63 deficit with 1.09 to play to force the extra session. Bays PG Kaz Kobayashi had a last second opportunity for glory, but his tough leaner in the lane just spun out. Surprisingly, the extra session was something of an anticlimax, as three point bombs, one by Jon Bethell and one by Eric Kuzminski, on the Dolphins first two possesions provided the necessary cushion. For the winners, tournament MVP Jason McKee scored 25 and added 9 assists, with fellow forward Seme Rahib contributing 19. For Oak Bay, forward Drake Downer was often spectacular in scoring 33, while Kobayashi popped 21.


1. Dover Bay

2. Oak Bay

3. Sturgeon Heights

4. Harry Ainlay

5. Bishop O’Byrne

6. Carson Graham

7. Lambrick Park

8. Cowichan

9. Belmont

10. Sheldon Williams

11. SMUS

12. Rundle College

Tournament All-Stars

1. Amarjit Basi #4 (Sturgeon Heights)

2. Jon Bethell#4 (Dover Bay)

3. Kazutoki Kobayashi #6 (Oak Bay)

4. Lindon Annets #7 (Harry Ainlay)

5. Drake Downer #14  (Oak Bay)

Tournament Team Award Winners

Matt Garstin #10 (Carson Graham)

Nick Fowler #6 (Rundle College)

Rory Bell #3 (Dover Bay)

Caillin McMurtry #8 (Sheldon Williams)

Max Campbell #9 (Oak Bay)

Lucas Dellabough #32 (Lambrick Park)

Matthew Matear #15 (Bishop O’Byrne)

Conor Eden #6 (SMUS)

Mitch Knippelberg #3 (Cowichan)

Ryan Patterson #9  (Harry Ainlay)

Chris Lequesne #10 (Belmont)

Eben Rawluk #15 (Sturgeon Heights)

Tournament Most Valuble Player

Jason McKee #24 (Dover Bay)