MBB | Yengue Leads Laurentian to Victory

MBB | Yengue Leads Laurentian to Victory

After dropping their first game of the second semester the previous evening to the Carleton Raves, the Voyageurs looked to come out strong and get back into the winning column as they faced off against the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees tonight at Montpetit Hall. As the teams took turns trading baskets for the first three quarters, it was up to Laurentian to pull away in the fourth if they wanted to come out on top- and that they did. After a strong final quarter showing where they outscored the homecourt Gees Gees 27-18, the Voyageurs bounced back to the win column with a final score of 79-71.


A key contributor to Laurentian's success came from senior forward Nelson Yengue. Already having put up impressive numbers throughout his final year of eligibility with the Voyageurs, tonight was no different. Yengue led all scorers with 27 points shooting 71% from the field in his 35 minutes of play. 


Another top performer for the Voyageurs was fourth year guard Anthony Iacoe who had 14 points in the match. Again three point shooting was a strong aspect of Iacoe's game as he went 3 for 6 from behind the arc. 


Top scorer for the Gee Gees was Brandon Robinson with 20 points.


The Voyageurs will have a quick stay back home before they head back on the road to play the Queen's University Gaels and the York University Lions on Friday and Saturday evening respectively. Tip off for the men is at 8 pm.


Maddie Lougheed

Sports Writer