Royals tame Cougars in basketball


The weekend could not have been anymore perfect for the Redeemer Royals men’s and women’s basketball teams. Both teams won their two games each against the Sault Cougars, completing the sweep on Saturday (Nov. 9). The men were 77-65 victors and the women were 86-44 winners.

With the wins, both Royals teams are 3-2 in Ontario Colleges Athletic Association play. The Sault women are winless in six outings while the men are 2-4.

Lindsay Moffatt once again led the Royals offensively as Redeemer won by its largest margin in the history of the program. Moffatt had a game-high 31 points. Moffatt sits in first place in the West Division (4th overall in OCAA) with 21.6 points per game in her rookie season.

Three other Royals had double digits points: Aycha Hamoui had 13, Samantha Donald had 12, and Esther Weima added 11.

In the men’s game, Redeemer held onto its lead throughout most of the match but the Sault Cougars never went away.

Benn Ibrahim continued his dominant start to the season with a game-high 24 points and 20 rebounds. Like Moffatt, Ibrahim currently sits first (2nd overall) in the OCAA West division with 24.5 points per game.

Calvin Turnbull added 13 points for the Royals.

Redeemer's Calvin Turnbull stepped up with 13 points. (Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson/Aerial Promotions)

Redeemer’s Calvin Turnbull stepped up with 13 points. (Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson/Aerial Promotions)

Both women’s and men’s teams look to improve on their 3-2 records after a much deserved week off on Nov. 16 when the Fanshawe Falcons visit the Redeemer Athletic Centre.