Coming off of a poor shooting performance at St. Mary's last night, the Lions, came out firing vs the Medicine Hat Rattlers. Ambrose would go on to shoot 50% from 3 point range, 58% from the field and over 85% from the free throw line, while holding Medicine Hat to 42% from the field and only 25% from 3.
The Lions came out pressing defensively, causing a bunch of turnover which frustrated the Rattlers. 5 minutes into the game, the Lions had jumped out to an early 10 point lead (19-9). Starters, Linden Jackson, Nhail Phillip, Isaac Gray, Riley Cordwell and Brayden Daniel would go on to score 26 of the teams 34, 1st quarter points. At the half Ambrose had stretched their lead to 24, as they lead 56-32.
The Lions continued to play extremely well defensively, as the Rattlers would not go on to score above 20 points in any quarter, while the Lions scored at least 20 in each of the four quarters.
Head Coach Neil Nystrom was really pleased with his team's performance after the game, especially due to the way his team bounced back from a tough game yesterday.
"Our team played really well, especially on the defensive end, where we stayed disciplined and were able to box out and keep Medicine Hat off of the glass. A big key to our win today was our rebounding and then really being able to spread the floor to get some open looks, but our defense was what won us the game today. The boys stuck to the plan and played really hard."
The Lions offensively, spread the ball around trusting their teammates to hit the open shot. All five starters along with Pierce Strutt and Issac Amsing had double digit points.
Player of the Game awards were presented to Issac Amsing (AMB) for his team high 21 points and Kieron Burgess for Medicine Hat as he scored a team high 29 points.