Six of Manitoba’s eight players scored in double digits on Saturday night to help the Bisons manage a split against the Lethbridge Pronghorns, 102-94. It was the first time the defensive-minded herd had scored over 100 points in a game this season, shooting 48.6 percent from the field overall.
The score was even more impressive considering the fact that Ilarion Bonhomme II and Malik Irwin were out of the lineup and Brett Jewell played just 13 minutes off the bench. The latter – despite struggling on defence – did his part on the offensive side, scoring 12 of his 19 points in the first half.
Jonathan Alexander picked up the slack in the second half at the forward position, netting nine of the his 14 points in the final 10 minutes, while Wyatt Anders and Keith Omoerah provided well rounded play once more. Anders had 12 points, seven rebounds, and eight assists while Omoerah added a double double with 17 points and 11 rebounds, along with seven assists.
“Tonight we found some rhythm and played the way we should,” Anders said postgame. “The ball moved way better and we came together.”
Next up for the herd is a critical tilt with the Regina Cougars this weekend at home. The weekend set will have heavy playoff implications as the two teams are just behind each other in the standings.