Rams' depth on display in win over Algoma
TORONTO — The Ryerson Rams advertised their deep lineup in a 77-40 victory over the Algoma Thunderbirds on Saturday afternoon at the Mattamy Athletic Centre.
Jama Bin-Edward (Waterloo, Ont.) and Marin Scotten (Ottawa, Ont.) lead the team with 11 points each, but six Rams had at least five points in the win.
It was a slow start for both teams as the Rams held a 1-0 lead for the first two minutes of the game. The pace picked up midway through the quarter, though, as Ryerson flexed their muscle and began to pull away with a lead.
Limiting Algoma’s chances in the middle and pushing their opponents to the outside, the Rams outscored the Thunderbirds 38-22 after 20 minutes of play.
Ryerson’s Jama Bin-Edward (Waterloo, Ont.) put on a show in the third quarter, scoring two points plus the foul in back-to-back plays in the paint.
“Offensively, we did a good job of playing inside and out and using our posts,” says Bin-Edward. “But, our focus was defense and I’m happy we were able to limit them to 40 points.”
The Rams held the Thunderbirds to 11 points in the fourth, finishing the game with a 77-40 win.
With 38 bench points in the victory, the Rams had their complete lineup on display against Algoma.
Rams head coach Carly Clarke says her team achieved their goals in the win.
“We had a balanced team effort today,” says Clarke. “We wanted to stay focused and engaged for a full 40 minutes, and I thought we did a great job of achieving that.”
After earning a win last Wednesday against the Guelph Gryphons, Ryerson finishes the weekend with a perfect 2-0 record.
Next weekend, the Rams will head west for their first road trip of the season, taking on the Waterloo Warriors on November 9 and Laurier Golden Hawks on November 10.