Mac Hoopsters Fall to Ryerson

McMaster men’s and women’s basketball teams are off to a solid start this season, and have been battling for spots in the upper reaches of their division. But on Saturday, both teams missed an opportunity to make a statement on the court, dropping games to the Ryerson Rams in Toronto. The lady Rams held off a late rally by Mac, holding on for an 80-77 win. On the men’s side, the 2 squads battled hard and traded leads back and forth for 3 quarters, before the Rams found another gear in the fourth quarter and pulled away, cruising to a comfortable 98-78 victory. Here’s a look at the action. – Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 - McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. McMaster's Rohan Boney goes up for a shot.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 – McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. McMaster’s Rohan Boney goes up for a shot. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 - McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. McMaster's Allyson Schweitzer goes up for a shot. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 – McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. McMaster’s Allyson Schweitzer goes up for a shot. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 - McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. Mac's Hilary Hanaka takes the ball to the hoop.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 – McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. Mac’s Hilary Hanaka takes the ball to the hoop. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 - McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. Mac's Danielle Boiago drives to the basket.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 – McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. Mac’s Danielle Boiago drives to the basket. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 - McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. McMaster's Linnaea Harper takes a shot.Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 – McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. McMaster’s Linnaea Harper takes a shot.Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 - McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. Mac's Hilary Hanaka working to the hoop. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 – McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. Mac’s Hilary Hanaka working to the hoop. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 - McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. McMaster's Hilary Hanaka fends off a Ryerson player. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 – McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. McMaster’s Hilary Hanaka fends off a Ryerson player. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 - McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. Mac's Leon Alexander goes up for a shot. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 – McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. Mac’s Leon Alexander goes up for a shot. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 - McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. Marauders Addam Presutti finds little room to dribble past a Ryerson opponent. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 – McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. Marauders Addam Presutti finds little room to dribble past a Ryerson opponent. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 - McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. A ball, 4 hands, and Mac's Rohan Boney at the basket. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 – McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. A ball, 4 hands, and Mac’s Rohan Boney at the basket. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 - McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. Trevon McNeil finds Ryerson's defence tough at the hoop. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 – McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. Trevon McNeil finds Ryerson’s defence tough at the hoop. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 - McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. Mac's Troy Joseph takes the ball to the basket.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 – McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. Mac’s Troy Joseph takes the ball to the basket. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 - McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. The 2 teams traded leads through 3 quarters until Ryerson took command in the 4th quarter for a convincing win. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 – McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. The 2 teams traded leads through 3 quarters until Ryerson took command in the 4th quarter for a convincing win. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 - McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. McMaster's Connor Gilmore fights for a loose ball. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 – McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. McMaster’s Connor Gilmore fights for a loose ball. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 - McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. Aaron Redpath throws up a shot. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 – McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. Aaron Redpath throws up a shot. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 - McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. Rohan Boney fights his way to the hoop. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 – McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. Rohan Boney fights his way to the hoop. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 - McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. Marauders Leon Alexander in tough under the hoop. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 – McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. Marauders Leon Alexander in tough under the hoop. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 - McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. Leon Alexander takes a shot. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 – McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. Leon Alexander takes a shot. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 - McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. Adam Presutti dribbles around a Ryerson opponent. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 10, 2015 – McMaster Marauders vs. Ryerson Rams, OUA basketball action at Ryerson. Adam Presutti dribbles around a Ryerson opponent. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

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