WATERLOO, Ont. - The Concordia Stingers will be going home happy, finishing the Hawk Challenge with a 2-0 record. The Stingers were able to come back from a 13 point hole halfway through the second quarter to win 81-71. McMaster was able to keep the game somewhat close until the fourth quarter where Concordia pulled away.
The Stingers used the same stifling defence they used against Wilfrid Laurier on Friday night to keep the Marauders from mounting a comeback. McMaster shot a dismal 38% from the field, but was able to stay close thanks to the twelve three-pointers the drained. Concordia overcame their early deficit through good defence and sharp shooting from the field.
Evens Laroche (Montreal, Que.) had another strong night for the Stingers, posting a game-high 21 points. Kyle Desmarais (Montreal, Que.) also had a solid performance, scoring 18 points. Decee Krah (Hamilton, Ont.) and James Clark (Toronto, Ont.) had 14 and 11 points respectively.
For the Marauders, Jordan Tew (Greensville, Ont.) and Nathan Pelech (Mississauga, Ont.) led the team with 17 points apiece, while rookie Taylor Black (Stoney Creek, Ont.) added 12.
McMaster leaves Waterloo with a respectable 1-1 record, while Concordia's 2-0 record was tops in the tourney.