WATERLOO, Ont. – The Ryerson Rams men’s basketball team posted a statement win to open their season on Saturday night, dominating the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks by a final score of 88-54.

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Five different players scored in double digits for the Rams as a balanced attack at both ends of the floor paced Ryerson to the victory. Myles Charvis (Mississauga, Ont.) and Jovan Leamy (Brampton, Ont.) each finished with a team-high 13 points in their Rams debuts.

The Rams were off and running right from tip off as they outscored Laurier 25-6 in the first quarter. Ryerson kept the pressure on the offensive end in the second to extend their lead to 51-26 at halftime.

Much like the first, the Rams showed that their offence isn’t their only strength as they once again held the Golden Hawks to just six points in the frame. The lead ballooned to forty at 72-32 after 30 minutes. With the game already well out of reach, Laurier outscored Ryerson in the final quarter but ultimately fell 88-54.

Ryerson shot 44.4% from the field and 78.3% from the charity stripe where they earned 18 points. Laurier, on the other hand, shot just 31.3% from the floor and could muster just a 9-for-20 clip from the free throw line.

The Rams forced 19 turnovers and converted those into 29 points. Ryerson also flexed their depth in this one, outscoring the Laurier bench 40-19.

Ryerson returns to action on Friday, November 11 when they take on the Toronto Varsity Blues (1-0) at Toronto’s Goldring Centre. Tipoff is set for 8:00 p.m.