Paul Larmand just can’t miss.
The Carleton University forward made 14-of-22 shots, including 4-for-6 from three-point range, and scored tournament-high 32 points in the convincing win over Japan, 81-62, tonight.
Carleton Univ. used a 22-7 second quarter to ice the victory before halftime and climbed back to .500 with a 2-2 record. Larmand leads the tournament in scoring with 24.5 points per game.
Led by veteran Lo Shin-liang’s 20 points, Taiwan Blue cruised to an 88-68 victory over Philippines and tied with Perth Wildcats at 4-1 for the second place in the standing.
Wildcats faced a tough opponent, and an intriguing style of play, for the second straight night after losing to Taiwan White yesterday. But Ontario Lett and Greg Brown made sure Wildcats keep their focus as the NBL pro team led by 21 in halftime.
Lett had 71 points in the last three games, virtually scoring at will under the basket. Looks to me he has got the meal ticket with the Wildcats next season.
Carleton Univ.(CAN) 81-62 Japan
Carleton – P. Larmand 32p(10-16 2PT, 4-6 3PT)+7rb, M. Smart 13p+4a
Japan – M. Omiya 14p+6rb, T. Onishi 11p
Qatar 74-39 IBA(GER)
Qatar – O.A. Salem 18p+13rb+4blk, E.A. Saeed 16p, M.S. Abdulla 12p, M. Al Jabri 12p
Perth Wildcats(AUS) 93-86 Korea
Wildcats – O. Lett 21p+11rb, M. Shanahan 16p, G. Brown 17p, A. Majstrovich 13p+8rb
Korea – Kim Il-Du 23p, Kim Tae-Sul 15p+5s, Kim Julian 15p+11rb+3blk, Hu Hyo-Jeen 14p
Taiwan Blue 88-68 Philippines
Blue – Lo Shin-liang 20p, Lin Chi-jay 16p, Wu Dai-hao 14p+5rb+2blk, Yang Che-yi 11p
Philippiines – C. Cruz 17p, R. Calimag 16p
Taiwan White 4-0
Taiwan Blue 4-1