U Sports Men’s Basketball Starting Five: Nov. 19-25, 2018

Bains, Jaz (2)
After posting 18 points this past week in the lone game for the Gaels, Jaz Bains ranks third in the OUA in scoring with an average of 21.6 points per game. (Source: The Queen’s Journal) (Header: The Link – Concordia)

SARNIA, Ontario — The stars were out in Ontario this past week, while role players took the spotlight out West in what was an exciting week across the U Sports landscape.

In the OUA, a new modern-day scoring record was set for the Laurier Golden Hawks in their overtime win over the visiting Nipssing Lakers. Second year guard Ali Sow went for 44 points in the win, breaking the previous scoring record for points in a game by a Golden Hawks player in the process (43). The reigning OUA Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Year has his sights set on the Player of the Year award in 2018-19, and he strengthened his case this past weekend.

Out West, it was a player off the bench for the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack who messed around and narrowly missed a triple-double in their win on Friday over the UBC Okanagan Heat. In the Wolfpack’s 82-66 win, Enrico Nuno recorded 17 points, 13 rebounds, and nine assists for an impressive performance off the bench. He followed that up with a second double-double on Saturday as Thompson Rivers completed the two-game sweep.

In Quebec, the Concordia Stingers established themselves as the team to beat in the RSEQ, picking up wins over the McGill Redmen and the previously unbeaten Bishop’s Gaiters to bounce back from a slow start to the season. All in all, it was a great week from coast to coast.

Fans saw their fair share of impressive individual performances over the week, but some stood out from the rest. Five players from each conference put forth some impressive showings this week, and they make up this week’s edition of the Starting Five.

Starting Five – Nov. 19-25, 2018

OUA

Ali Sow – Laurier Golden Hawks

26 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal in 84-78 win vs. Laurentian
44 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 steal in 108-103 OT win vs. Nipissing

Jaz Bains – Queen’s Gaels

18 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 steals in 64-58 win at Lakehead

JV Mukama – Ryerson Rams

24 points, 16 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in 94-38 win vs. Windsor
26 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block in 84-46 win vs. Western

TJ Lall – Carleton Ravens

18 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assist, 1 steal, 1 block in 86-46 win vs. Brock
23 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in 115-62 win vs. McMaster

Nedim Hodzic – Waterloo Warriors

22 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block in 86-70 win vs. Nipissing
23 points, 16 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 1 blocks in 96-81 win vs. Laurentian


Canada West

Brett Layton – Calgary Dinos

18 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks in 87-59 win at Manitoba
22 points, 13 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in 72-55 win at Manitoba

Enrico Nuno – Thompson Rivers Wolfpack

17 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists, 4 blocks in 82-66 win vs. UBC Okanagan
13 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal in 84-75 win vs. UBC Okanagan

Sean Tarver – Winnipeg Wesmen

25 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in 88-83 win at Lethbridge
17 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals in 86-83 win at Lethbridge

JT Robinson – Saskatchewan Huskies

23 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist in 88-67 win vs. Brandon
23 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 steals in 90-72 win vs. Brandon

Patrick Vandervelden – Mount Royal Cougars

15 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, 5 blocks in 87-79 win vs. MacEwan
16 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 6 blocks in 92-83 win vs. MacEwan


AUS

Osman Omar – Cape Breton Capers

26 points, 1 rebound, 4 assists, 1 steal in 81-77 win vs. Memorial
22 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals in 81-77 win vs. Memorial

Daniel Passley – St. FX X-Men

21 points, 15 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals in 89-75 win at Acadia

Ibrahima Doumbouya – New Brunswick Reds

19 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal in 90-64 win vs. UPEI

Emmanuel Ring – Memorial Sea-hawks

24 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 block in 81-77 loss at Cape Breton
37 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block in 81-77 loss at Cape Breton

Trevon Grant – Acadia Axemen

10 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals in 89-75 loss vs. St. FX


RSEQ

Jerry Joseph – UQAM Citadins

18 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in 86-66 win vs. Laval

Ricardo Monge – Concordia Stingers

16 points, 1 rebound, 8 assists, 2 steals in 87-81 win at McGill
24 points, 3 rebounds, 12 assists, 2 steals in 105-91 win vs. Bishop’s

Alex Paquin – McGill Redmen

27 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals in 87-81 loss vs. Concordia

Kevin Davis – Bishop’s Gaiters

26 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 5 steals, 1 block in 105-91 loss at Concordia

Olivier Simon – Concordia Stingers

32 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in 87-81 win at McGill
19 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block in 105-91 win vs. Bishop’s

– T. Bennett

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