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Rams fall short in battle with Lions

By Ryan Bacic

TORONTO – The Rams struggles in 2018 have continued, as they dropped their sixth game in a row on Wednesday afternoon to the York Lions, by a score of 79-75, at the Tait McKenzie Gym.

Heading into this morning’s contest the Rams had much on line.  Riding the coattails of a five-game losing skid, the Rams sat tied with the York Lions in the OUA Eastern conference standings, as they prepare to head into the playoffs.

Throughout the contest, the Rams shot only 33-percent from the field, compared to the York Lions near 40-percent shooting.  Additionally, the Rams shot less than 10-percent from beyond the arc, their lowest effort this season.

With their inability to connect offensively hampering their efforts to gain the advantage against opponents in recent games, it is little wonder that, in spite of the Rams exceptional defensive effort today, the Lions were able to reclaim the lead through the simple efficiency of the offense.

However, it was not all doom and gloom for the Rams on Wednesday, as the contributions of their starters and bench alludes to tremendous potential once their offensive capabilities regain their sense of normalcy.

Sofia Paska (Etobicoke, Ont.) recorded a double-double with 30 points and 10 rebounds.  With the 30 point contribution Paska, who just five days ago became the Rams all-time leader in rebounds, acclaimed the top spot on the Rams all-time scoring list.  A monumental achievement for an otherworldly player.

Additionally, veteran guard Cara Tiemens (Newmarket, Ont.) who has been stepping up huge for the Rams in recent games, contributed 12 points on the evening, to go along with six rebounds, four assists and two steals.

On top of this, the Rams bench combined to score for 19 points, showcasing the breadth and tenacity of the Rams playing capabilities.

The Rams will be looking to end their skid on Saturday, as they make the trek out to Kingston to take on the No. 8 Queen’s Gaels.

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