Sunday, September 5, 2010

Oh Canada! Cincinnati 79-57 Over Ottawa to Sweep Tour 3-0

A Perfect Weekend
Several websites, including the University of Ottawa news site and the CIS Blog, are reporting a 79-57 score to the Bearcat-Gee-Gees match-up this afternoon in Montpetit Hall on the Gee-Gees campus. Mark Wacyk reports the game was close through the second quarter when the Bearcats took a 17-7 run to end the half, taking a 40-31 lead into the locker room. Wacyk also suggests the Gee-Gees were the most athletic of the three Canadian teams to play Cincinnati this weekend. The game recap on the University of Cincinnati website reports the 17 points apiece scored by both sophomore Cashmere Wright and Sean Kilpatrick was the high for the game. For Kilpatrick, This is the second double digit scoring game this trip for Kilpatrick. For Wright, who was forced to take a red shirt year with an ACL injury, and had minor surgery on the same knee this off season, the opportunity to score double digits had to be a welcomed sign. Yancy Gates posted a double-double. No box score yet posted over at the University of Ottawa website, but their game recap does provide a scoring breakdown by quarter...


As in the previous two games, it appears the Bearcats seized control late in the second quarter, then used the third quarter to build an insurmountable lead. Unlike the first two games, Cincinnati did not concede a quarter to the opposition, though the Gee-Gees did draw the fourth quarter. The Cincinnati recap also indicates the Bearcats out rebounded the Gee-Gees by 4, 36-32, another atypically close margin for Cincinnati. The 'Nati recap also reports the Bearcats had 16 assists on 29 field goals, which yields an assist rate of 55.2%, a good sign that the squad is sharing the ball and looking for team scoring opportunities. I will be interested to know who dished the assists in this game, as Wright, Parker and Dixon took turns as leaders in the first two games. I will provide another possession-based analysis when (if?) the box score becomes available. Congratulations to the Bearcats, and get home safely.

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