Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Ryerson 66, Algoma 50

The Rams, featuring an update starting five that includes three freshmen, came up with a sluggish win over Algoma (OCAA).  6'3" fifth-year vet Ryan McNeilly had 18 points including 4-9 3's to lead the way while 6'8" freshman Bjorn Michaelsen, back after missing virtually the entire first half of the regular season with an injury, returned to add 10 points and 7 rebounds up front.  6'1" Jahmal Jones epitomized Ryerson's sluggishness with a 1 for 10 effort for only 4 points including 0 for 6 from downtown.  The Rams turned it over 19 times and shot just 38% for the game but were rarely in trouble in this game.

Coach Roy Rana shuffled his starting lineup to bring in more size, inserting 6'8" sophomore Matt Lapointe and 6'5" Luke Staniscia and bringing 6'2" Ola Adegboruwa, who usually starts, off the bench.  The Rams were also without the services of star 6'3" freshman Jordon Gauthier.

Ryerson meets UNB Varsity Reds in one of two semi-finals tonight.

Box Score

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