Redeemer Royals lose twice in OCAA basketball

Redeemer Royals men’s and women’s basketball teams went down to defeat at the hands of the Sault Ste. Marie Algoma Thunderbirds.

The men were beaten 76-64 in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association doubleheader played Friday night at Redeemer University College.

Guard Stefan Zelenovic (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina) was top shooter for Redeemer with 16 points as the Royals record fell to 1-2 in the West Division.

The men are back on the court today (Saturday) to play Sault St. Marie Sault College Cougars at 1 p.m.

The Royals’ women’s team was outscored 78-40 and their West Division record dropped to 0-3. Guard/forward Kara McCarthy (Truro, N.S.) had 16 points for Redeemer.

The women will travel to New York’s Houghton College on Dec. 6 for an exhibition game.