NPH Top Performers
- Christian McCue- 23 points (7-12 3P)
- Adrian Hynes-Guery- 19 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists
- Nathan Joyal- 14 points, 5 rebounds
- Greg Faulkner- 16 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals
- Roshane Roberts- 15 points
ST. CATHARINES–The McGill Redmen entered the RBC Classic hosted by Brock a clean 4-0, and following their match up with Queens, remained unbeaten as they picked up the victory 81-68.
Despite the final score, the young Queens Gaels controlled the first two quarters entering halftime with a 35-31 lead. However, the second half was a different story.
Freshman Christian McCue, a recruit from Hampden, Maine shot the lights out en route to a game-high 23 points on seven of twelve shooting behind the arch. McCue launched in a variety of ways; on the curl or the catch and shot…either way he was efficient.
“I think it started on the defensvie end…we weren’t playing very good D in the first half but we picked up the intensity in the second,” McCue told NPH.
Nathan Joyal (6’6 Sophomore) from St Lazare, Quebec was also shooting with great efficiency (4-5 3P) notched 14 points.
“We have kids that can shoot it and they are going to get theirs. I think we did a really good job of finding our shooters in transition and running our stuff. We’ve been shooting it fairly well, particulary those two guys,” explained Head Coach Dave DeAveiro, referring to McCue and Joyal.
Highly touted fourth year guard Adrian Hynes-Guery, who has played at the NCAA D1, D2 and now CIS level, chipped in with 19 points, three rebounds and three assists. It’s still early, however some feel Hynes-Guery has a chance to battle for RSEQ MVP honours this season. In this particular game, he was able to attack the basket, score off the dribble and showed signs of creating for others.
After asking Hynes-Guery about the team’s goals for the season, he replied without hesitation, “We’re looking to win the championship for sure, and as a team we are trying to hold each team under 70 points…it all starts on the defensive end.”
For Queens, it was third year Greg Faulkner who lead the way, registering a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds, three assists and three steals. Faulkner showed very good versatility scoring inside with his back to the basket, while also extending beyond the arch, nailing a pair of threes.
Freshman Roshane Roberts added 15 points for the Gaels while fellow frosh Sukhpreet Singh posted nine points and seven boards.
McGill (1-0) will now take on the host team Brock (1-0), with Queen’s (0-1) facing off Against Regina (0-1).