A mercurial outing for the Durham Lords men’s basketball team saw them fall in the consolation final at the recent George Brown College New Years Classic.
Beginning the tournament with a 58-55 loss to the Fanshaw Falcons, the Lords were relegated to the consolation bracket. The game was a rematch of the David Stewart Tip-Off tournament championship finals, which the Lords won 82-67.
In their second game, Durham handled Champlain College in a 83-56 victory. The win advanced the Lords to the consolation finals.
In the penultimate contest, Durham struggled. Squaring off against the St. Lawrence Vikings, and even on the strength of a 26-point performance by second semester addition Saliym Cadogan, the Lords were beaten 63-51.
Cadogan was a bright spot for the team, averaging 16.6 points a game during the tournament.
After a busy holiday schedule that included a trip to Calgary, Durham will take a week off before their next contest against Georgian College, January 21 on the road.
The second semester also holds the 2011 Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) national championship, being held at Durham College’s Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre from March 15-19.