Lady Royals strong in home debut

royalsThey came out flying and before the visiting team knew what had happened, the Redeemer Royals had built a sizable margin leading to 60-40 victory over Sault Cougars in Ontario Colleges Athletic Association basketball play.

Redeemer started the game with a 17-0 run against the Cougars on Friday night (Nov. 8) and ran their season record to 2-2 as they played their home opener.

The Royals held a 20 point lead for most of the night and relied on strong defense to keep the gap throughout.

Lindsay Moffatt had a game-high 22 points while Rebekah Couperus added 13 points for Redeemer.

After the first quarter, Sault College began to settle down and worked hard to get back in the game but the Royals didn’t give an inch and continued to shoot the ball well.

Brooke Bellerose had a team-high 11 points for the Cougars.

The Royals return to the court Saturday (Nov. 9) at 1 p.m. against Sault College again.