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Rams roster shines in matinee matchup at York

By Christian Ryan

TORONTO - The Ryerson Rams show up as a unit on the road.

In their final road trip of the regular season, the Rams survived a comeback attempt to defeat the York Lions 88-71 at the Tait McKenzie Gym on Wednesday afternoon. The victory leaves the Rams with temporary control of third place in the OUA East standings.

The first and second quarters could not have been any more separated, as the Lions made a spectacular push to come within 10 at 41-31 by halftime despite trailing 22-9 after the first quarter. Gianmarco Luciani (Maple, Ont.) went on a tear of high effectiveness from the three to account for 18 of the Lions’ points by half. However, the Rams would continue to see a strong scoring output from players such as Adam Voll (Kitchener, Ont.) and Filip Vujadinovic (Burlington, Ont.).

That strong showing by the Lions was all that the Rams needed to kick into gear in the second half. Roshane Roberts (Vaughan, Ont.) lead the Rams’ scoring for the second consecutive game, closely followed by Vujadinovic. While usual scoring leader Manny Diressa (Toronto, Ont.) saw limited playing time, five Rams put up over ten points - Vujadinovic and JV Mukama (Hamilton, Ont.) with double-doubles - for a promising full-team effort late in the season.

The Ryerson Rams next head to Kingston to face another familiar foe in the Queen’s Gaels, completing their final road trip of the 2017-18 OUA regular season. The Gaels will host the Rams at their Athletics & Recreation Centre on Saturday, February 10th at 8:00 p.m. ET. Rams fans can follow the action on Twitter (@ryersonrams) or watch the game live on OUA.tv.

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