Photo by Hung Le

Rams set new record for points scored in a game

By Andrea Elliott
SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. - The trip north to Algoma's George Leach Centre brought out the best in the Rams offence as Ryerson set a new record with 111 points to defeat the Thunderbirds 111-61 on Friday night.


The Rams scored from all over the floor on Friday, shooting 54.5% from the field including an impressive 42.9% (15-for-35) from three point range. 

Manny Diressa (Toronto) lead the Rams with 28 points, 15 of which came from beyond the arc. Filip Vujadinovic (Burlington, Ont.) added a career-high 19 points off the bench to help carry the Rams.

Ryerson managed to score at least 25 points in every quarter, including a whopping 33 in the third quarter alone, while Algoma's best production was 22 points in the final frame.

Coming into Friday, Algoma's Jermaine Lyle averaged 12.8 points per game as the Thunderbirds' leading scorer but Ryerson was able to shut him down. Lyle finished 1-for-9 with just three points.

With the win Ryerson takes over the league lead in terms of points scored, averaging 93.8 per game. Combine that with their second-ranked defence and the Rams are looking strong in their opening five games.

Ryerson (5-0) will return to the court next Wednesday, November 30 when they host the Western Mustangs at 8:00 p.m. on Coca-Cola Court.



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