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St. Lawrence Vikings takes tournament crown at Durham Invitational

OSHAWA, Ont. (Sunday, October 18, 2009) – St. Lawrence College (SLC) men’s basketball team started the pre-season off on the right foot capturing the 33 rd annual David Stewart Tip-Off Tournament at Durham College.

The Vikings defeated the host Durham Lords in the finals 99-81 with Adrian Tomlinson of Toronto, leading the way for SLC with 23 points. Durham`s Eric Smith of Collingwood, Ont. was the game top scorer with 25.

Tomlinson, a first year star at St. Lawrence College, was named tournament MVP as the Vikings went undefeated over the weekend (3-0). SLC took on Centennial College Friday, October 16 th with a decisive victory of 101 – 53.

On Saturday, in the semi-final match up St. Lawrence edged Fanshawe College 81-56 to advance to the championships that evening.

Saliym Cadogan of Brampton, Ont., was also recognized for his play in the tournament as he was selected to the tournament all-star team.

The Vikings will host an invitational beginning on Friday, October 23, 2009, in the ST. Lawrence College Gymnasium. The tournament will run throughout the weekend with top caliber OCAA teams attending. The OCAA regular season will kick off for the Vikings on November 6, 2009 when they host Seneca College in their home-opener. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:00pm.

33 rd Annual David Stewart Tip Off Tournament
Friday, October 16
St. Lawrence 101 Centennial 53
Fanshawe 84 Loyalist 60
Vanier 74 George Brown 68
Durham 119 Redeemer 53

Saturday, October 17
Consolation Semi-Final #1 – Centennial 52 Loyalist 50
Consolation Semi-Final #2 – George Brown 98 Redeemer 55

Semi-Final #1 – St. Lawrence 81 Fanshawe 56
Semi-Final #2 – Durham 75 Vanier 63

Consolation Final – Centennial 58 George Brown 74
Championship Final – St. Lawrence 99 Durham 81

Tournament MVP
St. Lawrence- Andrian Tomlinson

Tournament All-Stars
Centennial- Andre Bell
George Brown- Matt Terejko
Durham- Tyler Pelley
Durham- Tyler McGarrity
St. Lawrence- Saliym Cadogan