Menís Basketball battles hard but falls to Olds College

Posted: November 20, 2015

This weekend the Briercrest men’s basketball team takes on Olds College for their second home weekend of the season.

Olds took an early lead to start off the first quarter. Briercrest worked hard to try and close the gap by making 13 rebounds, four being from Zak Tamlin. Olds increased their lead ending the first quarter with a score of 28-15.

Olds carried their momentum into the second quarter. Briercrest felt the pressure and called timeout at 36-15 in hopes of recuperating. With Colton Rayburn’s two three-pointers and Julian Apakoh’s three out of the 13 rebounds for the quarter, Briercrest was able to chip away at the score. The first half of the game ended with a score of 46-24 for Olds.

The second half started off with a high pace and Briercrest trying to gain the lead. Briercrest started to fall further behind resulting in calling timeout at 57-26. Briercrest came back reenergized taking advantage of their foul shots and caused Olds to have six turnovers. The third quarter ended with a score of 75-46.

Briercrest came into the fourth not ready to give up. Briercrest moved the ball around well and had 16 rebounds in the quarter. Briercrest started to close the large gap but were unable to gain the lead. The final score was 100-74 for Olds.

Zak Tamlin was awarded Player of the Game by Caronport High School’s Vice Principal, Shane Sowden. Tamlin had a game high of 20 points along with a team high of nine rebounds. Tamlin also had two assists and one three-pointer. Julian Apakoh and Ethan DaSilva each had a team high of four assists along with Colton Rayburn and Sylvan Lombo each having a team high of two steals. Rayburn also had a team high of three three-pointers.

Olds swept the stats category with 53-49 rebounds, 27-19 assists, 5-0 blocks and 11-7 steals.

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