WATERLOO, Ont - The McMaster Marauders won the first game of the Hawk Challenge 69-60 in stylish fashion leading the Cape Breton Capers for the entirety of the second half.
The Marauders took advantage of a sloppy Cape Breton team that turned the ball over 31 times, and were able to eke out a win even though they didn’t make a field goal for the last seven minutes of the game. Scott Brittain (Oakville, Ont.) had a double-double to lead the team with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Paris Carter had a game-high 21 points to lead the Capers.
The Marauders were able to win despite shooting a dismal 30% from the field. Cam Michaud (Grimsby, Ont.) had a team high 18 points, while Jordan Tew had eight.
The Capers shot well from the field and from three-point range, but were unable to overcome their 31 turnovers. Treman Fraser (North Preston, NS.) had 14 points to go along with nine rebounds, and Scott Jaspers-Fayer (Guelph, Ont.) had six points and nine rebounds.
McMaster continues its Hawk Challenge with a game against Concordia on Saturday night, while the Capers will play the host Golden Hawks on Saturday as well.