BLUES HOLD OFF GAELS

first_imgNext Game: Nipissing University 1/18/2019 | 8:00 p.m. The University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s basketball team bounced the Queen’s Gaels 71-67 on Saturday (Jan. 12) night at Kingston, Ont.TORONTO STATS: Fourth-year forward Daniel Johansson recorded his second double-double of the season with a team-high 17 points and 12 rebounds, while fourth-year forward Nikola Paradina chipped in with 17 points.Fourth-year guard Christopher Barret filled up the stat sheet with 11 points, five assists and four rebounds. First-year guard Inaki Alvarez also hit double-digits with 10 points and two assists.HOW IT HAPPENED: The Blues got off to an early 17-8 run, which helped the team take a 20-15 lead after the opening quarter. Toronto continued the momentum ending on a 14-4 run to take a 41-28 advantage into halftime. Daniel Johansson had 13 points and six rebounds in the first half.  U of T was outscored by Queen’s 18-13 in the third, but went into the final quarter up 54-46. The Gaels continued to cut into the Blues lead, but weren’t able to get any closer then four the rest of the way.UP NEXT: Next up for the Blues are the Nipissing Lakers next Friday (Jan. 18) night. Tip off is scheduled for 8:00 p.m., at Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport. For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics.  Print Friendly Version Preview Buy Tickets Live Statscenter_img Matchup History Watch Live Full Schedule Roster last_img read more