Marauders rebound to chase Warriors

The McMaster men’s basketball team recorded its 11th win of the season, downing the Waterloo Warriors on Saturday (Jan. 28).

Five Marauders hit double-digit points in the Ontario University Athletics 89-70 win.

Keeping it close in the first quarter, the Marauders found themselves down two, 19-17, going into the second. The Warriors managed to outscore McMaster again and took a 34-31 to start the second half.

The second half saw McMaster regroup, scoring 26 points to Waterloo’s 17 in the third and in the fourth adding another 32 to beat the Warriors for the second time this season.

High scorer for the Marauders was captain Victor Raso with 18 points and six rebounds. Nathan Pelech would score 15 more and rookie Aaron Redpath would add another 12. Rookies Adam Presutti and Joe Rocca would score 10 apiece and Taylor Black would record nine points and eight rebounds.

For Waterloo, Mike Wright would score a game-high 26 points and Andrew Melbourne would add another 16 for the home team.

McMaster sits third in the West Division.

McMaster hosts the Brock Badgers on Wednesday (Feb. 1) at 8:00 p.m.