This article first appeared on RyersonRams.ca on Nov. 8, 2013
TORONTO – It was all Ryerson from the start and they never looked back, dropping the Waterloo Warriors 75-47 on Friday night during their home opener.
At Coca-Cola Court and in front of a loud and energetic crowd, the Rams started the game by going on a 9-4 run, closing out the first quarter with a 15-8 lead.
After adding another 17 points in the second quarter, Ryerson took a 32-18 lead into the half.
It was Ryerson’s shooting that was not only the difference coming out of the half, but during the entire game. In the third quarter, the Rams dropped 24 points to expand their lead over Waterloo.
For the game, Ryerson shot 50 per cent from the field, and 41 per cent from beyond the arc. Waterloo was not as successful only making 29.8 per cent of their shots from the field.
It was a balanced attack for Ryerson. Rookie guard Jean-Victor Mukama(Hamilton, Ont.) had a team-high 12 points while also grabbing four rebounds in 21 minutes to end the night as Ryerson’s top scorer. Bjorn Michaelsen (Otterburn Park, Que.) and Jahmal Jones (Mississauga, Ont.) each had 11 points.
Wayne Bridge was Waterloo’s top scorer with 12 points and six rebounds. Bridge nailed a three-pointer and went perfect in his free throws with seven.
The win pushes Ryerson to 2-1 on the season and tied for fourth in the OUA East while Waterloo is still searching for their first win.
Ryerson is back at it Saturday night in a tough test against the Laurier Golden Hawks. The Hawks have a 2-1 record and tip-off is at 8 p.m. at Coca-Cola Court.