Algoma comes back in Second Half to Defeat Lions

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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.

Algoma University
Algoma University was established in 1965 and is located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Algoma University is a small, undergraduate, teaching-focused university that places an emphasis on serving the needs of Northern Ontario. Algoma University offers a wide range of degrees spanning the liberal arts, sciences, and professional disciplines. As a partner with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, Algoma University has a special mission to cultivate cross-cultural learning between Aboriginal populations and other communities. Algoma University also offers satellite programming in Brampton and Timmins. For more information, please visit www.algomau.ca.