Algoma comes back in Second Half to Defeat Lions

The Algoma Thunderbirds men’s basketball team came back in the second half offensively and defensively to defeat the York Lions in Toronto, 76-73.
Jermaine Lyle led the Thunderbirds in the win with 18 points, 1 rebound, and 1 steal. Jacob Clendinning had 13 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals.
Algoma’s field goal percentage was 34.7%, they shot 26.5% from beyond the three-point line.
With the win, Algoma snapped their four-game losing streak and improves to 2-6 in the OUA West. Brandon Ramirez led the Lions with 16 points and 4 rebounds.
The women’s basketball team lost a hard fought game to the Lions. Algoma fell 59-52. Karina Cole led the Thunderbirds in the loss with 19 points and 3 rebounds. Sydney Resch chipped in with 9 points and 8 rebounds. Algoma’s field goal percentage was 29.6%, they shot 31.8% from beyond the three-point line.
“I thought we got out worked tonight. Being down by 11 after the first quarter made us play catch-up and when your shots aren’t falling it makes it very difficult. We will look to bounce back against a tough Queen’s team tomorrow,” said women’s Head Coach Ryan Vetrie. Ishanaa Seupersadsin led the Lions with 14 points.
Algoma closes out their 2016-17 season on the road in Kingston tomorrow night at 6:00pm (women) and 8:00pm (men) against the Queen’s Gaels.

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