MBB | Dewsbury leads Kodiaks past Lions

MBB | Dewsbury leads Kodiaks past Lions

Recap written by Kodiaks Gameday Staff

Nov. 2, 2019 - The Ambrose Lions came to town, and you can bet the Lethbridge College Kodiaks men's basketball team had this date circled on their calendar for a while. 

Last season, the Kodiaks lost three tight matchups to the Lions, which eventually cost the Lethbridge siide a playoff berth. 

Knowing the importance of not letting that happen again this year, the Kodiaks built a strong first half lead, let it slip in the third, then used a dominant fourth quarter to seal their fourth straight win to start the season, downing the Lions 96-74.

Brock Dewsberry continued his fine start with a 33 point performance, including draining four three pointers on five attempts.

The Kodiaks had a five point lead after the opening quarter and built on that thanks to 11 second quarter points from Dewsberry. Trying to change the pace, the Lions coach called a timeout, in hopes of taking back possession and remain calm. This was unsuccessful as the Kodiaks closed out the first half with a score of 52-42.

A defensive battle lead to a slow start to the second half, but the Kodiaks held steady pressure, keeping the gap between them and the Lions. The teams became heated as the tension grew, Kodiaks did not let this get to them as they kept a level head and focused on the play. Ambrose quickly gained points on Lethbridge as they began closing the gap and finished off the third quarter with a tight 3-point gap.

The Kodiaks came out strong into the fourth quarter as they immediately took control and increased their score with a 24-4 run within the first few minutes of the fourth quarter. It was clear that the Kodiaks wanted this win and there was nothing in the way as they closed out another win at home with a score of 96-74.

Player of the Game:

Lions: #14 Isaac Amsing

Kodiaks: #07 Brock Dewsbery