In their season opener on October 12, the UTM Blue basketball team defeated the UTSC Maroons, the defending champions from last season. The game was close—the final score was 60–56—but in the end UTM proved the better team.
Kent Bray was the top scorer for UTM; he ended the game with 20 points. Not far behind was Fedja K., who tallied 15 points.
“We didn’t have much time to warm up before the game,” said coach Ammer Askary. “The weather was bad and the traffic was heavy, so we arrived late. But the team played very well.”
The team had a few costly turnovers, which made the game closer than it should have been.
“We’re a better team,” Askary said. “We just missed some easy shots and turned over the ball too much.”
UTM Blue are missing two of their players, Andre and Julian, due to ankle injuries. Both are expected to rejoin the lineup in time for next week’s game against the Faculty of Physical Education and Health. The game is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19, at UTM.