Sea-Hawks compete in Ontario on weekend trip
The Sea-Hawks men’s basketball team played four games in four days over the weekend as they travel to Ontario to play in a single exhibition game against the University of Toronto before heading to Waterloo to participate in the 46th Annual Naismith Classic.
UofT 73 Memorial 59
The University of Toronto Varsity Blues used a fourth quarter run to defeat the Memorial Sea-Hawks 73-59 in CIS exhibition basketball play in Mississauga on Thursday night.
Memorial led 18-15 after the first quarter but UofT battled back to take a two-point lead at the half.
The Sea-Hawks, led by sophomore Vasilje Curcic (pictured on right), played a strong third quarter to go ahead 49-45 heading to the fourth quarter.
The Varsity Blues took control in the fourth to finish the game ahead 73-59. Manny Sohoto led Toronto with 18 points in the win.
Curcic had 22 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 blocks for Memorial in the loss. Rookie Daniel Foo and D’Avontai Moore both added 8 points in the loss.
Laurier 86 Memorial 56
Wilfrid Laurier defeated Memorial 86-56 in the opening game of the 46th annual Naismith Classic hosted by Waterloo on Friday night.
The halftime score was 36-29 for Laurier.
Max Allin has 26 points and 11 rebounds to lead Laurier in the win.
Ryan Wood led the Sea-Hawks with 11 points in the loss.
Memorial’s Noel Moffatt rolled his ankle in the game and was forced to sit out the final three quarters.
Waterloo 77 Memorial 67
The host Waterloo Warriors used a strong opening quarter to propel them to a 77-67 victory over the Memorial Sea-Hawks at the Naismith Classic Saturday. The Warriors outscored the Sea-Hawks 27-14 in the first quarter.
The Sea-Hawks battled back in the second quarter to cut the lead to eight at the half.
Jaspreet Gill led the Warriors with 27 points.
Memorial sophomore forward, Vasilije Curcic continued his effective play with 31 points and 9 rebounds in the loss. Ryan Wood added 16 points for Memorial.
Memorial 86 Brock 78 (OT)
Memorial defeated Brock 86-78 in overtime on the final day of the Naismith Classic in Waterloo on Sunday.
Ryan Wood (pictured on right) was clutch from the free throw line to seal the win for the Sea-Hawks. Wood hit on all 14 of his free throw attempts in the game. He scored a team-high 20 points while adding 9 rebounds in the win.
Memorial big men Vasilije Curic and Caleb Gould also were big contributors in the win with both earning double-doubles. Curcic had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks while Gould had 13 points and 12 rebounds. Six of Gould’s rebounds were on the offensive glass.
Rookie Jacob Ranton, playing in his hometown, also chipped in with 13 points. Brandon John led Brock with a game-high 28 points in the loss.
Noel Moffatt was forced to sit out the games versus Waterloo and Brock to rest his injured ankle.
Memorial will open their AUS regular season at the Field House when they host Saint Mary’s on November 9th at 6 p.m.