Photo by Alex D'Addese

Rams defence shines in romp of Blues

By Andrea Elliott
TORONTO - The Ryerson Rams women's basketball team had their best defensive showing of the season, easily defeating the cross-town rival Toronto Varsity Blues 71-38 on Friday night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre.


Sofia Paska had a game-high 20 points to go along with eight rebounds for Ryerson while Kellie Ring finished with 15 points for the Rams.

Ryerson opened the game on a 12-0 run over the first 4:08 of the game before Toronto's Charlotte Craig finally got the Blues on the board. After ten minutes of play the Rams were in front 20-9.

Turnovers and fouls plagued the Blues all night and the Rams were able to capitalize, scoring 26 points off turnovers and making 25 trips to the free throw line.

The Rams turned in another +11 quarter in the second to lead 42-20 at the half.

Ryerson's C'airah Gabriel-Robinson had a strong third quarter including a tidy offensive put-back. Later in the frame, you could tell things were going the Rams way when Devenae Bryce took the ball strong through the lane, lost it while trying to go up, but had it fall right to an open and streaking Kellie Ring who finished uncontested. The Rams led 59-30 heading into the final frame.

In the fourth, head coach Carly Clarke made sure all of her senior players saw ample court time in their final appearance in a regular season game on home court. 

Nicole DiDomenico and Devenae Bryce both finished with seven points, Tashana McDonald added four, and C'airah Gabriel-Robinson and Faatimah A each finished with three points in their last home game.

The Rams improve to 13-4 on the season while Toronto slips to 7-10. Ryerson will conclude the regular season next weekend when they travel to the nation's capital to take on the No. 5 ranked Carleton Ravens and the Ottawa Gee-Gees.



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