U Sports Men’s Basketball Starting Five: Nov. 12-18, 2018

Alade, Banky
After averaging 25.5 points and 16.0 rebounds in two games for Guelph last week, both of which were home wins for the Gryphons, forward Banky Alade was named the U Sports Male Student-Athlete of the Week for his efforts. (Source: U Sports) (Header: Saskatchewan Huskies Athletics)

SARNIA, Ontario — It was a statement week across the U Sports landscape.

From coast to coast, teams and players alike made some impressive statements as they look to build momentum ahead of the Christmas break, which is just around the corner. Some of the top contenders faced some tough challenges, and some even took a loss over the weekend which created a statement for the opposite reason.

In Ontario, each and every team in the OUA has a win after the Waterloo Warriors got on the board with a win over the York Lions. Elsewhere in the OUA, the Guelph Gryphons picked up two important home wins to get back on track after five straight games on the road. The Ryerson Rams made a bold statement with two road wins over the top two teams in the West Division to remain undefeated on the year.

Out in the AUS, the Cape Breton Capers earned a split with the New Brunswick Reds. The Capers had a chance to sweep the weekend set, but the Reds picked up a narrow 84-83 win in the second game to salvage two points. On the West Coast, the defending national champion Calgary Dinos held down home court, picking up two double-digit wins to keep their own perfect record intact.

While several teams made statements with their overall results, many players made their own statements as they played integral parts in wins for their respective programs. From double-doubles to 40-point performances, last week had its fair share of memorable stat lines.

However, five players from each conference stood out among the rest of their competitors. Those student-athletes make up this week’s edition of the Starting Five.

Starting Five – Nov. 12-18, 2018

OUA

Banky Alade – Guelph Gryphons

22 points, 12 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block in 81-80 win vs. Nipissing
29 points, 20 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block in 83-76 win vs. Laurentian

JV Mukama – Ryerson Rams

28 points, 15 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals in 102-70 win at McMaster
21 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals in 71-62 win at Brock

Nedim Hodzic – Waterloo Warriors

28 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks in 96-91 win at York
20 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal in 83-75 loss at Queen’s

DeAndrae Pierre – York Lions

31 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals in 96-91 loss vs. Waterloo
20 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in 90-86 loss vs. Laurier

Marcus Lewis – Nipissing Lakers

28 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals in 81-80 loss at Guelph
24 points, 13 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals, 1 block in 63-58 loss at Algoma


Canada West

Lawrence Moore – Saskatchewan Huskies

41 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals in 111-104 OT win at Winnipeg
16 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 5 steals, 2 blocks in 90-81 loss at Winnipeg

Brett Layton – Calgary Dinos

18 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 5 blocks in 87-63 win vs. Victoria
21 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 blocks in 86-74 win vs. Victoria

Mason Bourcier – UBC Thunderbirds

15 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals in 88-60 win vs. Thompson Rivers
18 points, 5 rebounds, 10 assists, 1 steal in 98-78 win vs. Thompson Rivers

Hafith Moallin – UBC Okanagan Heat

15 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals in 85-73 loss at Mount Royal
21 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 6 steals in 80-78 win at Mount Royal

Narcisse Ambanza – Winnipeg Wesmen

22 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals in 111-104 OT loss vs. Saskatchewan
17 points, 7 rebounds, 14 assists, 2 steals, 1 block in 90-81 win vs. Saskatchewan


AUS

Daniel Foo – Memorial Sea-hawks

25 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals in 88-76 win vs. Acadia
14 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in 74-59 win vs. Acadia

Shacier Locke – Cape Breton Capers

22 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals, 2 blocks in 95-82 win vs. New Brunswick
17 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal in 84-83 loss vs. New Brunswick

Sascha Kappos – Dalhousie Tigers

27 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 blocks in 90-76 win vs. St. FX
11 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist in 89-70 win vs. St. FX

Chris Spurrell – New Brunswick Reds

15 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal in 95-82 loss at Cape Breton
18 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists, 4 steals in 84-83 win at Cape Breton

Nathan Barker – Memorial Sea-hawks

14 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in 88-76 win vs. Acadia
25 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals in 74-59 win vs. Acadia


RSEQ

JJ Hamel-Carey – McGill Redmen

22 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in 79-69 loss vs. Bishop’s

Alix Lochard – UQAM Citadins

23 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist in 85-68 win vs. Concordia

Alexandre Leclerc – Laval Rouge et Or

19 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in 93-86 OT loss at Bishop’s

Abdul Kamane – Bishop’s Gaiters

22 points, 14 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals, 1 block in 79-69 win at McGill
25 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist in 93-86 OT win vs. Laval

Adrian Armstrong – Concordia Stingers

23 points, 1 assist, 1 steal in 85-68 loss at UQAM

– T. Bennett

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