By Ted Beale
(WINDSOR, ON) – In their first game action of 2017, the St Clair men’s basketball team fell 96-81 to the Redeemer Royals in Ancaster Saturday afternoon.
Redeemer quickly built a 28-13 lead after the first quarter, shooting 67% from the field, and the Saints trailed 44-34 by halftime. Needing a strong third quarter St Clair struggled and gave up 29 points, countering with only 14.
The Saints were just 5-of-20 from 3-point land and were out rebounded 42-31 in the game.
Will Lara-Caston led St Clair with 20 points while teammate Anthony Limbombe contributing 18 and 5 rebounds.
Gil Atencio had a double-double, scoring 13 points to go with 11 rebounds for the Saints. Atencio also swatted away 3 blocked shots.
Jermaine Lynch and Lance Drummonds each logged double figures for St Clair, scoring 10 points apiece. Drummonds also added 10 rebounds for a double-double.
The next scheduled game for St Clair is January 27 at the Lambton Lions in Sarnia. They’re next at home on February 3 when they welcome the Fanshawe Falcons at 8:00pm at the Sportsplex.