U Sports Best Play at Ryerson Rams
The Ryerson Rams hosted the Carleton Ravens and the Ottawa Gee-gee's to start their 2019 campaign in what was a great weekend for U Sports and OUA basketball.
Ryerson vs. Carleton Women
Carleton’s women won in a tight 78-70 match-up against the Ryerson Rams on their home court. Despite the half being close, the Ravens dominated with their ball movement and their efficient 61% from the field. QC’s very own Cynthia Dupont from Coaticook led her squad with 10pts at halftime. She finished the game with 15pts. Nicole Gilmore and Madison Reid lead the scoring charge with 19pts and a game-high 20pts. The Rams Jama Bin-Edward & Hayley Robertson combined 35pts in the game weren’t enough to comeback.
Ryerson vs. Carleton M
After the Rams snapped the Ravens 7-year championship run last season, any matchup of theirs seems more intense and it was felt on Saturday. Carleton defeated Ryerson 76-69. The Ravens were looking for revenge right from tip-off. Carleton led by 18 at the half in part because of their good ball movement. It was more of the same in 2nd half with Eddie Ekiyor doing most of the dirty work. He finished the game with 23pts, 7reb and 3blk. Ryerson’s Jean-Victor Mukama and Myles Charvis shots were falling as they tried to make a comeback despite both suffering some injuries during the game. That didn’t stop Mukama from getting 20pts, 6reb or Charvis from getting 23pts, 4stl.
Ryerson vs. Ottawa Women
The Rams women bounced back from a loss against Carleton in a 71-63 win vs. the Gee-gee’s. Brigittte Lefebvre-Okankwu from Gatineau, QC did work inside as her other Quebec teammate Amélie Hachey from Drummondville was getting going from outside. Ryerson still has a 40-34 lead at halftime, but they stepped up their defense, propelling them to a 71-63 win to cap off their weekend. Rams Hayley Robertson lead her team with 24pts.
Ryerson vs. Ottawa Men
The Rams capped off their weekend with a 89-58 win against the Ottawa Gee-gee’s. The Rams started the game off. Ryerson shot 60FG% lead by PG Myles Charvis who had 12pts on 5/5 shooting in the 1st half. Ottawa couldn’t see shots falling with only 29FG% in the first two quarters. The Gee-gee’s didn’t crack double digits until the 00:14 mark in the 1st quarter. They couldn’t catch up top what was the Rams 35pt lead in the 4th quarter, the biggest lead in the game.