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Saint Mary's Huskies - 1977-78 Season

Head Coach:Brian Heaney (6th season)
Other staff: Willie Follette (Assistant Coach), Brian Burgess (Assistant Coach), Calvin Smith (Manager), Hector Corkum (Manager), John Landry (Manager), Alan Wentworth (Manager), Richard Bishop (Trainer)
League:AUAA

Summary of team record for the season

Conference RecordCIAU RecordOverall Record
W-LPctPointsPPGW-LPctPointsPPGW-LPctPointsPPG
16-40.8001781-153589.0 - 76.825-80.7582817-248885.4 - 75.428-120.7003204-281180.1 - 70.3

Player roster

NoPlayerPosHtWtEligHometownHigh School (Prior Team)
 Doug Christofferson Forward6-6 Calgary, AB 
 Phil Coldwell Forward6-6 Horton Academy
 Bruce Holmes 6-61Toronto, ON 
 Tim McIver 6-6 Guelph, ON 
 Art Screaton Guard5-111Dartmouth, NS 
3Mike Solomon Guard6-4 Toronto, ONOakwood Collegiate
11Rick Plato Guard6-0 Fort Erie, ONRidgeway-Crystal Beach High
13Frank White Forward6-32002Boston, MA 
21Mark Vickers Guard6-3 Montreal, QCVanier College (UPEI)
23Ron McFarland Guard6-4 Ansonia, CT 
25Ron Blommers Forward6-71Chatham, ONChatham-Kent Secondary
31Roger Tustanoff Forward6-101London, ON 
41Derrick Lewis Forward6-6 Toronto, ONOakwood Collegiate
43Tom Kappos Forward6-73Montreal, QCVanier College (UPEI)
51Ross Quackenbush Forward6-82153Rexdale, ONThistletown Collegiate
53John Brown Centre6-9 Nashville, TN(Southern Alabama)
RSFred King Guard5-9 Brooklyn, NY 

Awards presented

John Brown AUS First Team All-Star, Second Team All-Canadian
Tom Kappos CIS Tournament All-Star Team
Ron McFarland AUS Second Team All-Star, MVP of CIAU Championship / Jack Donohue Trophy, CIS Tournament All-Star Team
Frank White AUS Second Team All-Star

Game results for the season

--- Non-Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Fri Nov 11, 1977Halifax, NSHusson CollegeWin111-76  
Thu Nov 17, 1977Boston, MABoston CollegeLoss0-2 Saint Mary's Trip to USA
Fri Nov 18, 1977Washington, DCGeorgetownLoss0-2 Saint Mary's Trip to USA
Sat Nov 19, 1977Bronx, NYFordhamLoss0-2 Saint Mary's Trip to USA
Fri Nov 25, 1977Waterloo, ONCarletonWin100-86 Naismith Classic First Round
Sat Nov 26, 1977Waterloo, ONDalhousieWin93-63 Naismith Classic Semifinal
Sat Nov 26, 1977Waterloo, ONLaurentianLoss66-69 Naismith Classic Championship
Fri Dec 2, 1977Bangor, MELyndon StateWin98-82 Paul Bunyan Classic
Sat Dec 3, 1977Bangor, MEHusson CollegeWin105-72 Paul Bunyan Classic
Mon Jan 2, 1978Halifax, NSMcGillWin88-75 National Basketball Festival
Tue Jan 3, 1978Halifax, NSStFXWin88-86 National Basketball Festival
Thu Jan 5, 1978Wolfville, NSSimon FraserLoss73-87 Nova Scotia Invitational
Fri Jan 6, 1978Wolfville, NSUPEIWin89-70 Nova Scotia Invitational
Sat Jan 7, 1978Wolfville, NSWaterlooLoss72-73StatsNova Scotia Invitational
Mon Jan 9, 1978Halifax, NSLaurentianLoss93-99  
--- Regular Season Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Wed Nov 16, 1977Halifax, NSDalhousieWin87-72  
Tue Nov 22, 1977Halifax, NSMount AllisonWin111-58  
Wed Jan 11, 1978Wolfville, NSAcadiaLoss72-81  
Sun Jan 15, 1978Halifax, NSUPEIWin96-85  
Wed Jan 18, 1978Antigonish, NSStFXLoss74-78  
Fri Jan 20, 1978Charlottetown, PEUPEIWin85-73  
Sat Jan 21, 1978Charlottetown, PEUPEIWin89-83  
Tue Jan 24, 1978Halifax, NSAcadiaWin76-74OT 
Fri Jan 27, 1978Halifax, NSDalhousieWin90-69  
Mon Jan 30, 1978Halifax, NSStFXLoss75-86  
Tue Jan 31, 1978Sackville, NBMount AllisonWin95-50  
Sat Feb 4, 1978Halifax, NSAcadiaWin93-83  
Wed Feb 8, 1978Antigonish, NSStFXWin92-89  
Fri Feb 10, 1978Halifax, NSUNBWin123-76  
Sat Feb 11, 1978Halifax, NSUNBWin82-70  
Mon Feb 13, 1978Halifax, NSDalhousieWin105-75  
Sat Feb 18, 1978Halifax, NSUPEIWin91-71  
Sun Feb 19, 1978Halifax, NSStFXWin96-88 Halifax Metro Centre Opener
Wed Feb 22, 1978Wolfville, NSAcadiaLoss69-99  
Tue Feb 28, 1978Halifax, NSDalhousieWin80-75  
--- Playoff Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Fri Mar 3, 1978Wolfville, NSStFXLoss72-81 AUAA Semifinal
Sat Mar 4, 1978Wolfville, NSUPEIWin2-0 AUAA Third Place
Thu Mar 9, 1978Halifax, NSManitobaWin92-81StatsCIAU Quarterfinal
Fri Mar 10, 1978Halifax, NSVictoriaWin82-79StatsCIAU Semifinal
Sat Mar 11, 1978Halifax, NSAcadiaWin99-91StatsCIAU Championship

Season scoring summary for league games only

PlayerGPMinsMpg3 PtField GoalsFree ThrowsReboundsRPGPFAToBlStPtsPPG
John Brown19    181-28164.447-7761.0106-13023612.449    40921.5
Frank White18    125-26247.734-4379.118-23412.338    28415.8
Ron McFarland11    75-14352.422-4548.94-30343.130    17215.6
Ross Quackenbush19    101-22045.928-4365.149-711206.344    23012.1
Mark Vickers10    40-8944.913-1776.52-27292.929    939.3
Tom Kappos19    72-12756.721-3363.640-651055.540    1658.7
Rick Plato20    66-13050.819-2286.412-22341.724    1517.5
Roger Tustanoff6    16-2955.210-1190.95-7122.011    427.0
Ron Blommers18    37-8742.531-4273.827-38653.643    1055.8
Derrick Lewis18    34-6750.712-2157.124-36603.324    804.4
Mike Solomon9    14-2751.912-1866.710-6161.812    404.4
Art Screaton5    4-1040.0  1-230.65    81.6
Bruce Holmes3    1-812.5  1-341.31    20.7
* Team Totals20    766-148051.8249-37266.9299-46075938.0350    178189.0

Season individual bests vs U SPORTS teams for all players

PlayerMost pointsMost reboundsMost assists
Ron McFarland38 on Mar 11, 1978 vs Acadia  
Tom Kappos27 on Mar 9, 1978 vs Manitoba11 on Mar 10, 1978 vs Victoria 
Frank White26 on Mar 11, 1978 vs Acadia  
Mike Solomon15 on Mar 10, 1978 vs Victoria  
John Brown11 on Mar 11, 1978 vs Acadia  
Rick Plato8 on Mar 10, 1978 vs Victoria  
Ross Quackenbush8 on Mar 11, 1978 vs Acadia  
Ron Blommers4 on Mar 10, 1978 vs Victoria  
Bruce Holmes   
Derrick Lewis   
Art Screaton   
Roger Tustanoff   


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