Lions and Lightning Clash in Home Opener
There was an electric atmosphere at the Home Opener for the Ambrose Lions as they took on the St. Mary's Lightning.
The women played first and showed how they had improved through the off-season as they competed hard and pushed the #9 nationally ranked Lightning through the first half of the game, with the Lightning leading by only 47-35 at the half.
In the second half, St. Mary's execution rose to a new level and they pulled away, leaving the Lions down 59 to 94 as the buzzer sounded.
Notable performances were given by Montana Romeril from STMU who was the Lightning Player of the Game, and Catherine Montes from Ambrose, who was feisty on defense with multiple steals and dynamic on offense with 20 points and 3 assists - her play earned her the Lions Player of the Game award.
Players of the game
A loud and rowdy crowd, led by the rockin' Ambrose "Hype Kitchen," left the gym happy after watching their home team beat the STMU Lightning 104 to 63 in the men's game. The Lions played well as a unit, had great chemistry on offense, and ultimately had too many weapons for the Lightning to handle.
Led by returning All-Canadian Kyler Shula and bolstered with phenomenal two-way play by Dyson Surmik, the Lions increased their lead steadily through the game. Dyson Surmik was named Player of the Game for the Lions and Cordell Minnifee (with 16 points scored) was Player of the Game for the Lightning.