Lacombe Rams forward Lubenson Pannenbecker drover through the Stettler Wildcast defence during their game on Dec. 4. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Lacombe Rams Senior Boys rout Stettler 86-53

Guard Jared Gamble leads all scorers with 34 points

Fresh off capturing bronze in the H.J. Cody Tournament in Sylvan Lake, the Lacombe Composite Rams Senior Boys Basketball team routed the Stettler Wildcats in league play 86-53.

Ram Guard Jared Gamble led all scores with 34 points on a night that we never in question after Lacombe started the third quarter on a 10-0 run, fueled by coach Tylor Johannesson putting in his teams full court press.

Johannesson was pleased to see his teams offence come from their defence, after some of their shots failed to drop in the first half

“Something we have been preaching is that we want to play really fast,” he said. “I have a lot of good shooters and they weren’t on today — we were missing just a bit. We were shooting the shots and they were good shots.

“We went to a press to start the second half to get some baskets going and that created a 10-0 run and then we made shots after that.”

Despite the slower start, Johannesson’s squad was able to create multiple turnovers — both in their 2-3 zone they played in the first have and their man-to-man defence which played in the second

“We want to mix it up,” he said. “I have a tremendous group that plays the zone the right way — they play it aggressively. I like man a little bit more for our rebounding, because we struggling rebounding in the zone.

“We have elite man-to-man defenders. I am eight-deep with that defence, which keeps our options open.”

Johannesson said that gamble is a kid who will be able to lead the program this year, along with veterans Lubenson Pannenbecker (9 points), Daniel Kenney (13 points) and Carson Prins (11 points).

“Jared Gamble was my Grade 10 last year. He is a special talent and one of those kids that only comes along once in awhile. You can build a program with him and he is a basketball rat,” Johannesson said.

“Pannenbecker is a worker. I can play him one through five and we can switch everything because of him. He should shoot more. I want all our guys to shoot. We have Carson (Prins) under there who can board with anybody.”

With Red Deer City teams retooling, Johannesson expects the Rams to win the league championship and head on to 4A Provincials/

“I told our guys that we are a way better team than we were last year. I expect us to win the league championship. Thurber lost eight Grade 12s, we beat Hunting last year, so we want to win,” he said.

The Rams play the Lakers in Sylvan Lake on Dec. 10 and then Camrose in Camrose on Dec. 17. Their next home game will be January 9 against Notre Dame.



todd.vaughan@lacombeexpress.com

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