Bin-Edward sets career high as Rams topple Lancers
TORONTO — The no. 2 Ryerson Rams put on a show for the home crowd on Friday night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre, taking a 78-47 win over the Windsor Lancers in Toronto.
Ryerson’s Jama Bin-Edward (Waterloo, Ont.) established a new career high in scoring tonight, tallying 23 points and six rebounds in the win.
“I don’t usually score that much so it felt nice to establish that record,” says Bin-Edward on the game.
Rams forward Bronwyn Williams (Toronto, Ont.) had an impressive first quarter, grabbing 3 rebounds in the first four minutes of the game. The Lancers kept the Rams on their toes through much of the quarter, and the Rams had a 21-20 lead after 10 minutes of play.
It was a scrappy second quarter for both teams, but the Rams found their footing and pulled away with a lead in the early minutes of the second. Bin-Edward put up seven points in back-to-back quarters, and the Rams had a 47-34 lead at halftime.
The third quarter saw a decline in scoring, but the Rams still had a 20-point advantage after 30.
The Rams would hold Windsor to just five points in the fourth quarter, walking off the court with a 78-47 win at home over the Lancers.
“We knew it was going to be a close game tonight,” remarks Bin-Edward. “In the third quarter, we came out fighting and our efforts definitely paid off.”
Ryerson’s Williams recorded the only double-double of the game with 10 points and 10 rebounds in 24 minutes of play.
Windsor’s Olivia Osamusali (Brampton, Ont.) stood strong on the court, guarding Ryerson captain Sofia Paska (Etobicoke, Ont.). Osamusali finished the game with nine points, while Paska scored 16 in the win.
The Rams will be back in action Saturday evening at the Mattamy Athletic Centre, taking on the visiting Western Mustangs at 6:00 PM.