Photo by Martin Bazyl

Peter-McNeilly guides Rams to big win over Blues

By Andrea Elliott

TORONTO - The Ryerson Rams men's basketball team put in an efficient performance on the offensive end on Friday night to earn an 88-61 victory over the Toronto Varsity Blues and move to 2-0 on the season.


Adika Peter-McNeilly (Scarborough, Ont.) had a complete effort to lead the Rams with 24 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block. Four other Rams finished in double digits including Manny Diressa (15), Juwon Grannum (13), Myles Charvis (12) and Keevon Small (11).

Similar to their season opener, the Rams came out charging to start the game and posted an impressive 28-17 scoreline to lead after ten minutes. Then, the well ran dry.

The Rams could manage just nine points in the second quarter and Toronto mounted a run that saw them cut the deficit to just one at halftime. Ryerson led 37-36.

Flip the script in the third quarter as the Rams regained their offensive rhythm while also limiting Toronto to just nine points. That helped the Rams open up a 20-point lead at 65-45 heading into the final frame. 

Ryerson kept the pedal to the medal in the fourth, outscoring the Blues 23-16 to win comfortably, in the end.

The Rams shot 42.9% from the floor including a 36.1% clip from three point range. 

Toronto's Manny Sahota had 13 points in the losing effort.

Ryerson (2-0) next plays on Friday, November 18 in their home opener when they host the Nipissing Lakers starting at 8:00 p.m. at the Mattamy Athletic Centre.



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