Brock’s men’s basketball team had a historic weekend. Guard Jamie Duncan became the first Badger to record 1,500 points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists and the basketball team won the Ottawa Invitational with a 76-65 victory over the host Ottawa GeeGees. The tournament sweep improves Brock’s record to an impressive 5-1.The Badgers controlled much of the play throughout the final and took a 44-29 lead into the dressing room after the first half of play. They out-rebounded the hometown GeeGees by a 41-33 margin and caused Ottawa to turn the ball over 32 times. Brock led by as many as 20 in the second half and connected on 25-29 free throws. The game average of 86 per cent is slightly higher than their tournament total of 84 per cent from the foul line.
Duncan had another outstanding game for the Badgers as his 18 points were good enough to earn him tournament MVP honours. It was in Saturday’s championship victory that Duncan became the first player in Brock history to record 1,500 points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists. Forward Ryan Dudley was named to the tournament all-star team as he, too, had 20 points in the game versus Ottawa. Like Duncan, the game against Ottawa marked a monumental point in Dudley’s Badger career, as he surpassed Bob Blasko and moved into eighth on the all-time scoring list with 1,589 points.
After a shaky start against the University of British Columbia just over a week ago, Eric Falk had his best game as a Badger, as he had 17 points, nine rebounds and went a perfect 9-9 from the free throw line.
In Saturday’s match-up against the Concordia Stingers the Badgers rallied from a 48-42 half-time deficit to defeat the Stingers 95-80.
The Badgers’ comeback was due to hot shooting. Brock seemed to connect on every shot they took and outscored Concordia 53-32 in the second half. As is the case in almost any game in which Brock has success, the duo of Dudley and Duncan led the team in scoring. They each had 25 points while Duncan connected on an impressive 9-9 free throws. Dudley too was perfect, as he went 7-7 and added nine rebounds. Second-year forward Eli Carlone also scored in double digits as he added a season high 12 points. James Quadrizius finished off the Badgers’ double-digit scorers with 11.
The Badgers’ next action will be this Friday and Saturday when they host the Brock Invitational Tournament.