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Rams offence too much for Gaels to handle

By Andrea Elliott

KINGSTON, Ont. – The Ryerson Rams men’s basketball team used a strong second half to surge over the Queen’s Gaels 101-77 on Friday night in Kingston.

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The Rams got out to a quick start in the first quarter, leading by as many as 14 in the opening ten minutes, but Queen’s made some adjustments and put together a solid second quarter. Ryerson led 27-17 after the first but the Gaels defence stymied the Rams at times in the second.

Queen’s got to within one point at 32-31 with 4:50 left in the half but that was as close as they would come. The Rams lead ballooned back to ten before the half closed at 43-36 in favour of the visitors.

The Gaels defence entered Friday’s game ranked fifth in the OUA in terms of points allowed, but Ryerson’s top offence opened up the floodgates in the second half.

Ryerson racked up 32 points in the third quarter alone to put the game out of reach before wrapping up the onslaught by surpassing the 100-point plateau for the third time this season.

Juwon Grannum recorded his first career double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Manny Diressa and Adika Peter-McNeilly each finished with a game-high 21 points in the win.

The Rams move to 10-0 on the season while Queen’s drops to 6-3. Ryerson is back in action on Saturday night when they visit the York Lions with tipoff scheduled for 8:00 p.m. from the Tait McKenzie Gym. 

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