Game Recap RMC at Toronto (OUA-E)
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TORONTO,ON–To say that the University of Toronto beat Royal Military College would be a great understatement. RMC was manhandled in an embarassing 117-44 defeat.
Five Blues players enjoyed double figures including Andrew Wasik and Tevi Manherz-Dennis with 10 apiece, freshman Alex Hill (Cornell Transfer) posting 25 and a game-high 29 from Arun Kumar, connecting on 9/12 from deep. Ben guarded added 17.
Johnathan Wilson led RMC with 17 points.
It is fair to say that this match was decided before halftime as Toronto cruised to a 30 point lead into the locker room.
Not only did RMC lack the necessary talent to compete, but the disheartening deficiency in effort and defense was–to put it politely–pathetic.
The Blues were not satisifed with their massive lead that had been built by halftime. Instead, Mike Katz’ squad continued their rollercoaster ride opening the second half on a 12-0 run to further cripple the military.
Junior guard Arun Kumar heated up launching and making one trey after another off the bench; whereas Cornell Red transfer, freshman Alex Hill did most of his damage early.
Hill was a role player at best with Cornell, but is now is a focal point in the NPH #9 nationally ranked Toronto Varsity Blues.
“The minutes were never guaranteed, I just felt like I had a better opportunity here to play and be myself,” explained Hill.
The former Eastern Commerce star is indeed himself, averaging an impressive 17 pts and 4.5 rbs as a freshman.
As for staying motivated during blowouts such as this 73 point thrashing, Alex explains, “We have to prepare for the next game; we have to prepare both defensively and offensively to be good all the time, every time on the court.”
“70 percent of my games in high school were blowouts because I went to Eastern, (Commerce) so I know how to play in these situations.”
The Blues will take on Queen’s on Jan 22 who currently place second last to RMC in the OUA East. However, UofT who are currently second in the standings will not make the mistake of underestimating.
“They shoot and hit a lot of threes. They play hard so we’re going to have to come out and match their intensity.”
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