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Eric Demers (36) and Garrisson Duvivier (24) lead Gordon by Roger Williams 103-94

Garrisson Duvivier

Eric Demers

(Amesbury MA) On January 12th, Gordon needed nine points in the final ninety seconds to catch Roger Williams.

This afternoon, the catch-up process kicked in earlier, and that made the final minutes a lot less nerve-racking.

Gordon (19-2) defeated Roger Williams (11-10) 103-94, on Saturday afternoon in Bristol, RI.

Big afternoon for RW’s Austin Coene as the senior became the first player from that school to reach 2000 points.  The 6-2 senior had 35 points, 9 rebounds, and 8 assists but it wasn’t enough to get a W against Gordon.

Austin Coene reached 2000 points for Roger Williams

Why?  The Scots turned on the Eric & Garrisson Show and it was fun watching for the GC faithful.

It may have been Eric’s best game if stats mean anything.  The GC junior got to the basket all afternoon and drew fouls.  He went to the foul line a career-high sixteen times and made fifteen.

Eric finished with thirty-six points and is now in 7th place on the all-time Gordon scoring list with 1511 points.

Garrisson Duvivier co-starred in the Scots sixty-two point second half.  The Hawks had no answers for him close to the basket.  GD collected eighteen points and handed out three assists in the 2nd half.  On defense?  Six rebounds, three blocks, 2 steals.

Gordon trailed by ten (57-47) at 16:33 of the second half.  3 ½ minutes later, the Scots ended a 14-0 run having caught up and pulled ahead, 61-57.  The Hawks missed six shots and had two turnovers in this segment.  Eric had seven points in this run while Garrisson added five.

Neither teams could gain separation over the next ten minutes and the Scots had a very slim, 79-78, lead with 5:57 left.  Three minutes later Gordon was up, 90-80, and separation had been gained.

Josh Ribeiro

Jake Haar started the 11-2 run with a three from Josh Crutchfield.  Garrisson followed with a layup before Eric added two free throws and hit a jump shot.  Garrisson finished this good segment with a layup.  Garrisson two offensive rebounds kept possessions alive as Gordon gained a 90-80 advantage with 2:57 remaining.

Gordon has won three straight and are now 8-1 on the road.  They will be on the road in Milton (MA) on Tuesday night against Curry.  The Scots don’t want to be using their familiar “fall-behind-early” routine there.

Senior Day is on the 9th with Salve Regina the opponent.  The Scots have seven seniors.

Eric’s big afternoon also included seven assists and five steals.  He had only one turnover in a game in which he often had the ball on offense.

Senior Josh Ribeiro played a season-high twenty minutes.  His minutes could be up the rest of the way.

Maybe it’s my computer but once again I lost connections during an online game.  Is anyone else having a similar problem??  I have bonded with the Comcast robot!

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Gordon wins tourney opener 87-72 over Potsdam

Sam Johnson collected 19 points to go with 14 rebounds

Sam Johnson collected 19 points to go with 14 rebounds

Garrisson Duvivier had 22 points to go with 5 assists

Garrisson Duvivier had 22 points to go with 5 assists

(Amesbury MA) Gordon needed a rousing comeback to win the opening round of the North County Invitational, 87-72, over Potsdam (0-2) on Friday night.

But comeback they did, from fourteen down (22-8), and now have started the 2016-17 season win two straight wins.

Tomorrow afternoon the Scots will take on Clarkson for the championship.

Excellent video feed from Potsdam that included commentary and a visible score.  It would be nice to have something like that for Gordon’s home games…….but I digress.

Two games in it is obvious that Sam Johnson and Garrisson Duvivier have increased their effectiveness around the basket.  Single coverage on either of them has not gone well for opponents so far.

Garrisson led all scorers with twenty-two points while Sam added nineteen points to go with fourteen rebounds.

The Scots came out missing and the local team made shots and had a ten-point (42-32) halftime lead.  I’m guessing that things were real interesting at halftime in the GC locker room over the way the first half went.

Something kicked in after intermission and it was good news for Gordon.  The Scots broke out 16-5 and caught the Bears with 16:44 remaining.  The points piled up in a hurry as Gordon rolled up fifty-five points in the second half and won going away.

Josh Ribeiro set a career record with eight points

Josh Ribeiro set a career record with eight points

Graham Tienhaara set a career high in points (10) and added 8 rebounds

Graham Tienhaara set a career high in points (10) and added 8 rebounds

Sam and Garrisson played big roles as mentioned above.  In this game, we also saw some of the GC depth kick in.  Sophomore Josh Ribeiro had a career high eight points and collected four rebounds.  Also off the bench was junior Graham Tienhaara with a career high in points (ten) to go with eight rebounds.

Starters Jaren Yang (10 points/2 turnovers) and Jake Hart (9 points/4 assists) have provided a quiet consistency so far that limits scoring droughts and lessens turnovers.


Sam Johnson 29

Garrisson Duvivier 19

Jake Hart 13

Jaren Yang 13

Graham Tienhaara 13

Gordon College 100

Potsdam 61

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