International Basketball League
Edmonton Energy 126, Olympia Reign 69 – box score
Without three of their top five scorers, the Olympia Reign struggled to put up points on Friday night in Edmonton scoring a season low 69 in a 57 point loss to the Edmonton Energy. Nicholas Moore (17.4 ppg), Marcus Whittaker (13.8 ppg) and Nate Menafee (13.0 ppg) didn’t make the road trip and the Reign had to rely on their top two scorers to provide the offense. Giovanne Woods scored 18 points on 8-f0r-14 shooting but Mike Ward struggled and only scored eight. Only two other players were in double digit scoring for the Reign. Ike Ohanson totaled 11 points and Jacob Manning added 10.
On the other hand, the Edmonton Energy had seven players score in double digits including 22 points from Robbie Sihota and 21 from Troy Gottselig. The Energy out-rebounded the Reign 63-28 (and the Reign had just four offensive boards) and had 37 assists compared to just 14 for the Reign.
With the loss the Reign dropped to 3-9 while the Energy moved to 7-3. The two teams meet again tomorrow in Edmonton.