It looked like they’d be chased out the David Braley Athletic and Recreation Centre to start, but the Redeemer Royals came from 20 points down, then held off a late Mohawk rally, to down the Mountaineers 93-85 Tuesday (Dec. 4).
Mohawk totally dominated all aspects of the game in the first quarter, as they opened a 30-14 lead.
But Redeemer started to turn things around in the second period and trailed by a more manageable 10 points at the half.
It was hard to believe the difference in the third quarter, as the Royals outscored the home side 31-16 and it was Mohawk struggling to keep up.
Down by 14 points with five minutes remaining, the Mountaineers seemed to find their second wind and looked like they might salvage the decision when they got to within two points (84-82) with two minutes left on the clock. But the Royals kept their cool and pulled away at the end.
Spencer Kerssies led Redeemer with with 29 points and 17 rebounds. Jacobus Vanderpol scored 21 points and added 11 boards.
For the Mountaineers, Emanuel Otong scored 29 points and had 14 rebounds. Milos Mladjan and Aaron Case had 14 points apiece.
Redeemer upped its record to 7-3, while Mohawk dropped to 3-6.
Source: Al Craig