January 19th, 2013 – North York, ON – The Georgian Grizzlies men’s and women’s basketball teams travelled to face a tough opponent in the Seneca Sting on Saturday.
On the men’s side the Grizzlies knew they were in for some stiff competition going up against the east division leading Sting, who have only one loss on the season. Georgian wouldn’t back down having held a 4th quarter lead against the Sting in their previous meeting December 5th in Barrie, only to have it slip away late.
The Grizzlies continue to give their best effort battling all the way. Trailing by only 6 points at halftime by a 36-30 score, the Sting used their home court advantage to open the third quarter on an 11-2 run.
But as they have done all season the Grizzlies never gave up, chipping away at the lead they closed out the 3rd quarter and opened the 4th on a 15-2 run, climbing the Grizzlies back into the game trailing only by one 59-58.
Unfortunately for the Grizzlies that was as close as they would get as the Sting were able to hit some clutch shots late to hold on to a 69-64 victory.
Ben Dance led the way offensively for the Grizzlies with 18 points and added 8 rebounds while Stefan Rudic had 11 points in the loss.
The women’s team didn’t have much luck either earlier in the day. Playing shorthanded, with some key players out of the lineup the Grizzlies couldn’t find their scoring touch falling 53-22 to the Sting.
Mikaela Weir led the Grizzlies with 8 points while Mackenzie Merkley had 5 points and 4 rebounds.
The Grizzlies return home Wednesday, January 23rd when they host the Durham Lords with the women’s game at 6pm and the men’s at 8pm.
Photo courtesy Seneca Sting