The Brandon University men’s basketball team picked up its third win of the Canada West season on Friday night.
Trailing by six points at halftime, the Bobcats outscored the Thompson Rivers WolfPack 42-32 after the break en route to a 74-70 win. The Bobcats improved their record to 3-8, while the WolfPack dropped to 7-5.
“I think we were a little better defensively in the second half,” Bobcats head coach Gil Cheung said. “It was a great basketball game. They’re well-coached and we’re lucky to get out of here with a win.”
With the Bobcats trailing by one point late in the third quarter, Emerick Ravier hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to give BU a 51-49 lead, which seemed to give the team momentum.
Cheung said the win means a lot for the club and believes his players are beginning to buy into what he’s been selling.
“Guys are starting to see some of the hard work and some of the things that we’ve been preaching about, which is discipline on the defensive end, execution and valuing the ball on the offensive end,” he said.
The WolfPack outscored the Bobcats 24-15 in the first quarter and held a 38-32 lead at halftime. Josh Wolfram of the WolfPack led all players in scoring with 23 points and 11 rebounds, while Jordan Reaves led the Bobcats with 17 points.
The Bobcats take on UBC-Okanagan tonight at BU.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition January 11, 2014