Sunday, March 02, 2008


Notes on our teams of interest from The 613...

  • Ravens: For folks down in the Kingston area, it looks like Aaron Doornekamp, who provided Carleton's winning margin with his 19 points in the 75-56 win over Ottawa in the OUA East final, will be up for CIS player of the year. Of course, some of us half-ass predicted that in late November and got slapped down hard for it, but who's laughing now, at 3 a.m., to himself?

    There's a full report on the game at
  • Gee-Gees: The upshot is that Ottawa's headed to St. Catharines next Saturday to play Brock for a spot in nationals. (The Badgers lost to Western in the OUA West final.) The teams split a pair of games back in the first half of the season, with Ottawa losing by 11 on the road and winning by a point at home on a last-second shot by Donnie Gibson.

    Ottawa seems to be that team you can't get rid of. Coach Dave DeAveiro only went six deep against Carleton and they still hung in for 2 1/2 quarters.

There's a full post of hoops-related ramblings over at The CIS Blog, including some wild stabs at how the seedings might look for the CIS Final 8, even though only four spots have been nailed down. Sorry for jumping the gun.


Anonymous said...

Sorry but if your such a great player why resort to cheap shots and bullish play ... in my memory i don't think i can ever recall any great player using such tactics to gain an advantage ... usually they rely on their superior skill ... but i would expect no better when we there is no objectivity! CIS basketball will never get its due if slashing, hacking and taking cheap shots is condoned by the officiating and the reporting alike ... oh well!

sager said...

What are you talking about? This play from Mark Wacyk's recap, which is reported very objectively:

"Doornekamp was instrumental in the run including a pair of free throws on an unsportsmanlike call against Dessureault when the pair got tangled up on the floor and Dessureault appeared to retaliate long after the whistle sounded."

That's from someone who saw the game; so is the Citizen's recap. On this end, the only intent is to direct readers as to the lay of the land; a lot of people from the Kingston area check this site and would be interested to know Aaron is up for that award.

Work commitments meant missing the game and my office doesn't have Rogers as a cable provider, so I couldn't follow on TV and thus offer any informed commentary.

At any level in basketball, the best players typically know how to bend the rules a bit and get the calls. It doesn't matter if it's a NBA all-star or a fourth-year player in the CIS, that's the way it goes. It's like what John Lennon said, "First you must learn how to smile when you will."