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Saint Mary's Huskies - 1979-80 Season    <<Previous season    Next season>>

Head Coach:Gary Heald (First season)
Other staff: Willie Follette (Associate Coach), Larry Gudger (Assistant Coach), Jim Landry (Manager), Alex MacLellan (Trainer)
League:AUAA

Summary of team record for the season

Conference RecordCIAU RecordOverall Record
W-LPctPointsPPGW-LPctPointsPPGW-LPctPointsPPG
14-40.7781759-150297.7 - 83.420-70.7412516-223393.2 - 82.721-120.6363043-282092.2 - 85.5

Player roster

NoPlayerPosHtWtEligHometownHigh School (Prior Team)
 Ozzie Freitus Swingman6-2 Providence, RIMount Pleasant High
3Lee Davis Guard5-101651Bridgeport, CTWarren Harding High
10Rick Plato Guard6-0 Fort Erie, ONRidgeway-Crystal Beach High
14James Boyd   
20Ron Blommers Forward6-72103Chatham, ONChatham-Kent Secondary
22John Dronsella Forward6-6 (Simon Fraser)
24Mike Mansfield Guard6-0 Dartmouth, NS 
25Maurice King Forward6-3 Chatham, NB 
32Ivan Ross 6-2 Halifax, NS 
34Lou Welge Centre6-8 Gainesville, FL(Randolph Macon)
42Ross Quackenbush Forward6-82155Rexdale, ONThistletown Collegiate

Awards presented

Gary Heald AUS Coach of the Year
Ron Blommers AUS First Team All-Star
Lee Davis AUS Rookie of the Year, AUS First Team All-Star, CIS Tournament All-Star Team
Ross Quackenbush AUS Second Team All-Star

Game results for the season

--- Non-Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Fri Nov 9, 1979Antigonish, NSHusson CollegeWin101-80 StFX Invitational
Sat Nov 10, 1979Antigonish, NSStFXLoss79-85 StFX Invitational
Wed Nov 14, 1979Halifax, NSAthletes in ActionLoss97-109  
Thu Nov 15, 1979Boston, MANortheasternLoss75-87  
Fri Nov 16, 1979Storrs, CTConnecticutLoss86-108  
Sat Nov 17, 1979Philadelphia, PATempleLoss98-110  
Wed Nov 28, 1979Orono, MEMaineLoss70-93  
Thu Jan 3, 1980Wolfville, NSYorkLoss77-78 Stu Aberdeen Memorial Tournament
Fri Jan 4, 1980Wolfville, NSConcordiaWin90-74 Stu Aberdeen Memorial Tournament
Sat Jan 5, 1980Wolfville, NSVictoriaWin83-77 Stu Aberdeen Memorial Tournament
--- Regular Season Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Tue Nov 20, 1979Halifax, NSDalhousieWin94-78  
Fri Nov 30, 1979Fredericton, NBUNBWin93-83  
Tue Jan 8, 1980Antigonish, NSStFXWin91-87  
Fri Jan 11, 1980Sackville, NBMount AllisonWin119-69  
Tue Jan 15, 1980Wolfville, NSAcadiaLoss83-108  
Fri Jan 18, 1980Halifax, NSStFXLoss68-75  
Mon Jan 21, 1980Halifax, NSDalhousieWin100-56  
Fri Jan 25, 1980Halifax, NSUPEIWin95-70  
Mon Jan 28, 1980Halifax, NSAcadiaWin100-98  
Fri Feb 1, 1980Charlottetown, PEUPEIWin96-82  
Mon Feb 4, 1980Wolfville, NSAcadiaLoss94-95  
Wed Feb 6, 1980Halifax, NSDalhousieWin107-92  
Tue Feb 12, 1980Antigonish, NSStFXWin96-83  
Fri Feb 15, 1980Halifax, NSUNBWin105-84  
Mon Feb 18, 1980Halifax, NSAcadiaWin93-85  
Fri Feb 22, 1980Halifax, NSMount AllisonWin116-69  
Mon Feb 25, 1980Halifax, NSStFXLoss82-99  
Thu Feb 28, 1980Halifax, NSDalhousieWin127-89  
--- Playoff Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Thu Mar 6, 1980Halifax, NSAcadiaWin86-85 AUAA Semifinal
Sat Mar 8, 1980Halifax, NSStFXWin94-77 AUAA Championship
Thu Mar 13, 1980Calgary, ABConcordiaWin82-81StatsCIAU Quarterfinal
Fri Mar 14, 1980Calgary, ABVictoriaLoss75-91StatsCIAU Semifinal
Sat Mar 15, 1980Calgary, ABWinnipegWin91-83StatsCIAU Bronze Medal Game

Season scoring summary for league games only

PlayerGPMinsMpg3 PtField GoalsFree ThrowsReboundsRPGPFAToBlStPtsPPG
Lee Davis18    179-30558.735-4676.118-30482.741    39321.8
Ron Blommers18    143-21068.180-11172.142-1031458.150    36620.3
Rick Plato18    115-22351.652-6185.216-16321.842    28215.7
Ross Quackenbush18    116-19459.826-3770.361-12718810.452    25814.3
John Dronsella18    99-19750.335-5366.037-62995.528    23312.9
Ivan Ross18    62-11553.924-3372.727-60874.832    1488.2
Lou Welge9    11-1861.12-366.76-8141.617    242.7
Ozzie Freitus2    2-366.7  0-221.01    42.0
James Boyd16    12-2744.44-4100.05-10150.916    281.8
Mike Mansfield18    6-1540.0  0-330.27    120.7
Maurice King18    3-1618.85-955.63-7100.610    110.6
* Team Totals18    748-132356.5263-35773.7215-42864335.7296    175997.7

Season individual bests vs U SPORTS teams for all players

PlayerMost pointsMost reboundsMost assists
Lee Davis30 on Mar 13, 1980 vs Concordia  
Rick Plato23 on Mar 15, 1980 vs Winnipeg  
Ron Blommers18 on Mar 14, 1980 vs Victoria  
Ross Quackenbush14 on Mar 13, 1980 vs Concordia19 on Mar 13, 1980 vs Concordia 
John Dronsella13 on Mar 14, 1980 vs Victoria  
Lou Welge4 on Mar 15, 1980 vs Winnipeg  
Ivan Ross2 on Mar 14, 1980 vs Victoria  


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