TORONTO - The Ryerson Rams women's basketball team opened their exhibition season with a 91-78 loss to NCAA Division I Central Michigan on Monday night at Kerr Hall Gymnasium.
Freshman Central Michigan guard Presley Hudson had an impressive night with 29 points and seven assists on 10-of-20 shooting including hitting seven shots from beyond the arc.
Ryerson's Siki Jez (Kitchener, Ont.) had a team-high 14 points in the loss while returning fifth year guard Keneca Pingue-Giles (Winnipeg, Man.) had the game's only double-double with 11 points and ten assists.
Three other Rams reached double digit scoring including 12 from Cara Tiemens (Newmarket, Ont.) and Sofia Paska (Etobicoke, Ont.) while Katherine Follis (Toronto) added 11 in 21 minutes.
The Chippewas held a six point advantage after ten minutes, leading 18-12 heading into the second quarter. Ryerson closed the gap to just three points at halftime as the teams went to the locker rooms with Central Michigan leading 42-39.
Central Michigan opened the third quarter on an 11-3 run to extend their lead into double digits and the Rams couldn't get back within striking distance. At the end of three quarters the Chippewas led 70-57. Both teams netted 21 points in the final frame to reach the 91-78 final score.
The Rams next scheduled exhibition game falls on Thursday, October 1 when Ryerson hosts Memorial University at 7:00 p.m. at the Mattamy Athletic Centre.
Source: Ryerson Rams