Broncos unable to overcome first half deficit to RDC

Broncos unable to overcome first half deficit to RDC

http://gobroncos.ca/sports/mbkb/2019-20/photos/IMG_0668_web.jpg Olds College Broncos men's basketball team lost 104-73 to the Red Deer College Kings in the Olds College Student Appreciation Night Friday, Nov. 8 at the Ralph Klein Centre.

RDC scored the first basket of the game moments in before a Yallah Sumo steal led to an Alec Hillman three-pointer to give Olds a 3-2 lead. The teams exchanged baskets and free throws for the following few minutes until RDC scored a three-pointer to give them a 9-5 lead and force an OIds timeout at the 6:21 mark. RDC extended their lead to 13-5 out of the timeout before a Muktar Mohamed jump shot ended their run. RDC responded to take a 21-7 lead before an Anders Eklund three stalled their run temporarily at 21-10. Muktar Mohamed scored three free throws to cut the lead to 26-13 but RDC continued to flex their muscles and built up a 34-13 lead after one quarter.

The Broncos were unable to cut into the RDC lead to start the second quarter, falling behind 50-22 half way into the quarter. The teams kept exchanging baskets, with RDC gradually increasing their lead. Mohamed Eltassi had a nice drive to the basket and Yallah Sumo also had a nice fake and bank off the backboard, but the second quarter ended with RDC holding a 65-31 lead.

The Broncos opened up the third quarter on a 6-2 run to make the score 67-37 for RDC. The Broncos scored another basket to make the score 67-39 with four minutes left in the quarter before RDC finally scored their second basket of the half to extend their lead to 69-39. Muktar Mohamed responded moments later to cut back into the lead and again on the free throw line to make the score 69-43.  After a small RDC run Colton Murrell made two free throws to cut the lead to 73-47. Mohamed Eltassi took another nice drive to the net at the end of the quarter to make the score 77-51 after three quarters.

RDC responded in the final quarter, building up an 89-56 lead before Muktar scored while being fouled to make the score 89-59 half way through the quarter. Colton Murrell had a strong fourth quarter hitting several three-point shots to bring the score to 102-67. The Broncos were able to go on a short run to end the game, losing 104-73.

Player of the game for Red Deer was Spencer Klassen with 17 points, four assists and a game high four steals and the Pit Barbecue Player of the Game for the Broncos was Yallah Sumo with a team high 16 points to go with five rebounds and two assists.

Red Deer held the advantage in the game in rebounds 36-27, assists 24-13, steals 11-7 and blocks 4-1. Alec Hilman had a team high six rebounds, John Kaweesi had a team high four assists and two steals and Colton Murrell had the lone block for the Broncos.http://gobroncos.ca/sports/mbkb/2019-20/photos/IMG_5598_thumb.jpg

The Broncos host Lethbridge College Friday, Nov. 15 for Cancer Awareness Night. Game time is 8:00 pm.

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