-Acadia beats UW in . -Naismith .twwnament _--So much for fairy tales and wishes whispered on starshowered evenings; the prince whose kiss awakened Snow White drooled syhpilitically and the Naismith moved to Wolfeville anyway.
His t&am losing to Acadia, Winnipeg’s Belaineh Deguefe goes up for a defensive rebound only to find another basket for the Axemen. Frustration was the order of the day for the Wesmen in their semi-final against Acadia. Poor calls by both referees caused the expulsion of team leaders Dan Kinaschuk and Ken Opalko with over 10 minutes left in the game. Deguefe, a 6’9”’ rookie from the Winnipeg high school system, was one of the most impressive players at the tournament.
If it ever happens again they’ll say there, history repeats itself. That’s tit least one way of describing last weekend’sNaismith final between Acadia and Waterloo. Acadia’s Axemen came from behind to steal a 75-74 victory on the strength of a 20 foot jump shot by the tournament’s MVP, Mike Hazard, wit’li 13 seconds remaining. But that was not the story of this basketball game. The story dealt with an Acadia zone defence which virtually shut out the,Warrior attack far the first half; the story dealt with a 53-32 ball game which was over at half time. Basketball courts, not to mention baseball diamonds with et. al., are littered clichks about final outs and buzzers. In order to preserve the mythical value of such truisms the Warriors presented their guests from Nova Scotia with a rbde reminder of who, is the top defensive team in the country. * In the first 15 minutes of the second half Waterloo
turned a 21 point deficit into a five point advantage; they did it with an awesome defensive display and they did it by finally picking apart a zone defense. Defensively, the Warriors allowed Acadia only 10 points in the first 17 minutes of the second half while themselves scoring 36. Offensively they were able to find the range from outside which helped open up the zone for penetration. Most importantly they were able to run their fast break effectively for the first time this year. It is difficult to pick any one Warrior out for his play. Seymour Hadwen and Pat Brill-Edwards were deservedly named to the tournam.ent all-star team (along with Acgdia’s Mike Hazard and Tom Lydns and Western’s Bruce Meikle) but the Warrior effort was truly a team one with 9 of the 12 players contributing a significant role. In other action over the weekend Western established’itself as a Strong contender in the QUAA-West. They were beaten handily
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by Acadia (101-90) on Friday but cameLback Saturday morning to clobber WLU before taking the consolation title with an easy 95-69 victory over Manitoba. The only other impressive team, at the tourney was the Winnipe Wesmen who we-re un Kucky in losing to Acadia. Disastrous officiating removed their top two players - Ken Opalko and Dan Kinaschuk - early in the second half. Any hope of staying with Acadia disappeared at that stage. The Warriors next home action is tomorrow night at ZOO pm when the Concordia Stingers (ranked 9th in the country) pay a visit. Waterloo plays at Brantford at 9:Oo pm on Saturday. (Season’s tickets will- be honoured ,at this game) These two games are part of a weekend of basketball which features on Friday and Saturday the Annual Waterloo Invita4%nal I%gh School Tournament. Jacob Arseneault
ckey Warriors win two The UW Warrior Hockey team continued its play this past week as they had games with MacMaster, Brock and Cornell University. The Warriors managed two wins and a loss. In a league game against MacMaster, the Warriors were defeated 4-l. The Mat team came up with a strong effort and just managed to Waterloo. The score was O-O mid-way through the second period’ when Mat scored three goals in 63 seconds. The Warriors never really recovered. The Warriors also met Brock University in another league game. This time the Warriors came away with a 7-4 viqtory. The game was a close one due to the spperb goaltender for Brock, who faced 60 shots from the Warrior squad. The Warriors then travel- led to Cornell University on the weekend, and managed to defeat Cornell 5-4. The Warrior team came up with a superb effort and are to be corigratulated. Despite some dubious officiating by the American refs, the Warriors perserved and scored the winning goal while shorthanded and with only minutes remaining. The Warriors get to show their stuff tonight and tomorrow as they meet Wilfred Laurier and Guelph in Waterloo. John Shaw ’