Rams tame Lions in blowout win
TORONTO – The No. 3 Ryerson Rams men’s basketball team took advantage of some poor opponents’ shooting to claim a blowout 89-51 victory over the York Lions on Wednesday night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre.
Jahmal Jones (Mississauga, Ont.) had a game-high 19 points in just 22 minutes of action while Aaron Best (Scarborough, Ont.) added 15 and Kadeem Green (Richmond Hill, Ont.) flirted with a double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds to lead the Rams.
York struggled offensively throughout Wednesday’s contest, shooting just 29.0% from the floor. Ryerson’s defence forced 24 turnovers and converted those into 23 points.
After ten minutes of action the Rams led 21-12 and by halftime the lead was at 42-26.
Unsatisfied with his team’s first half performance and a questionable foul called against the Lions to open the third quarter, York’s head coach quickly picked up two technical fouls and was ejected from the game just 16 seconds into the second half.
His team was uninspired by the ejection, putting up just eight points in the quarter and giving up 30 to the Rams to blow the game wide open. Ryerson led 72-34 after thirty minutes and finished the game out with an 89-51 win.
“We’re just trying to continue to work on us and our game,” said assistant coach Patrick Tatham following the game. “The little things are what’s going to help us against top ranked teams.”
York’s Richard Iheadindu had a team-high 12 points in the loss.
Ryerson (9-2) returns to the court on Friday when they take on the Algoma Thunderbirds in Sault Ste. Marie. Tipoff is set for 8:00 p.m.