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McGill Redmen - 1978-79 Season

Head Coach:Lionel (Butch) Staples (5th season)
Other staff: Joey Farroba (Assistant Coach), Tom Inglis (Manager), Mike Tapiero (Statistician), Joe Emerich (Trainer), Bob Lefebvre (Trainer)
League:QUAA

Summary of team record for the season

Conference RecordCIAU RecordOverall Record
W-LPctPointsPPGW-LPctPointsPPGW-LPctPointsPPG
7-10.875623-52977.9 - 66.117-70.7081915-177979.8 - 74.120-80.7142244-208180.1 - 74.3

Player roster

NoPlayerPosHtWtEligHometownHigh School (Prior Team)
 Mike Flaherty Guard5-11155  
 David Oliver Forward6-4180  
 Steve Skabla Forward6-51905(Randolph-Macon)
 Henry Zielinski Guard5-8145 Vanier College
11Mike Homsey Guard5-111652Montreal, QCJohn Abbott College
12John Ippolitto Guard5-81601Montreal, QCDawson College
14Lorne Smith Guard5-81501John Abbott College
15Pat Kehoe Forward6-72305(Providence)
21Jim Vanderaa Forward6-41953St. Lambert. QCChamplain Saint-Lambert
22Gregg Fasulo Forward6-61955(Bowdoin)
24Bruce Arnott Forward6-41901Toronto, ONMalvern Collegiate
31Kevin Dogan Forward6-21851Montreal, QCVanier College
33Sylvain Castonguay Guard6-01701Montreal, QCCollege Jean de Brebeuf
34Gordon Brabant Guard5-101653Montreal, QCJohn Abbott College
35Bill Sabin Guard6-01751John Abbott College

Awards presented

Lionel (Butch) Staples RSEQ Coach of the Year
Gregg Fasulo RSEQ First Team All-Star
Pat Kehoe RSEQ First Team All-Star

Game results for the season

--- Non-Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Fri Nov 3, 1978Montreal, QCCarletonWin72-70  
Sat Nov 4, 1978Montreal, QCOttawaWin95-77  
Fri Nov 10, 1978Montreal, QCTorontoWin78-69 Redmen Invitational
Sat Nov 11, 1978Montreal, QCWaterlooLoss68-72StatsRedmen Invitational
Sat Nov 11, 1978Montreal, QCStFXWin105-82 Redmen Invitational
Fri Nov 17, 1978UnknownDalhousieLoss85-86  
Sat Nov 18, 1978UnknownGuelphWin106-87  
Fri Nov 24, 1978Ottawa, ONCarletonWin68-65  
Fri Dec 1, 1978Guelph, ONGuelphLoss89-98 Guelph Invitational
Sat Dec 2, 1978Guelph, ONYorkLoss51-93 Guelph Invitational
Sat Dec 2, 1978Guelph, ONMcMasterWin76-48 Guelph Invitational
Mon Dec 11, 1978Montreal, QCTrinityWin74-63  
Mon Dec 18, 1978Montreal, QCRhode Island JCWin81-77  
Tue Dec 26, 1978UnknownBishopsWin80-78  
Wed Dec 27, 1978UnknownSt. Joseph'sWin96-71  
Sun Feb 11, 1979Montreal, QCToronto EstoniaLoss78-91  
--- Regular Season Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Sat Jul 1, 1978Montreal, QCBishopsWin80-78  
Sat Dec 23, 1978Montreal, QCLavalWin91-63  
Sat Dec 30, 1978Montreal, QCUQTRWin83-50  
Fri Jan 19, 1979Montreal, QCConcordiaLoss69-77  
Fri Feb 2, 1979Trois Rivieres, QCUQTRWin89-53  
Sat Feb 3, 1979Quebec City, QCLavalWin63-62  
Fri Feb 9, 1979Lennoxville, QCBishopsWin76-75  
Fri Feb 16, 1979Montreal, QCConcordiaWin72-71  
--- Playoff Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Fri Feb 23, 1979Montreal, QCBishopsWin80-73 QUAA Finals (best of 3)
Tue Feb 27, 1979Lennoxville, QCBishopsWin81-69 QUAA Finals (best of 3)
Thu Mar 8, 1979Calgary, ABYorkLoss78-93StatsCIAU Quarterfinal
Fri Mar 9, 1979Calgary, ABWindsorLoss80-90StatsCIAU Consolation Semifinal

Season individual bests vs U SPORTS teams for all players

PlayerMost pointsMost reboundsMost assists
Gregg Fasulo28 on Mar 8, 1979 vs York  
Pat Kehoe19 on Mar 8, 1979 vs York  
Gordon Brabant18 on Mar 9, 1979 vs Windsor  
Kevin Dogan11 on Mar 8, 1979 vs York  
Mike Homsey8 on Mar 9, 1979 vs Windsor  
Sylvain Castonguay6 on Mar 9, 1979 vs Windsor  
Jim Vanderaa6 on Mar 9, 1979 vs Windsor  
David Oliver3 on Mar 9, 1979 vs Windsor  


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