Teddy Allen was once again the leading scorer in Wednesday night's game against the Vancouver Bandits, and the Sea Bears take the win 93-84.
Allen ended the game with 28 points, five rebounds and seven assists, and had a 53 per cent success rate on three-pointers.
Trailing behind him in scoring is E.J. Anosike with 17 points on 70 per cent shooting, and behind him is Glen Yang with 14 points, four rebounds and seven assists. Yang showcased his skill by scoring nine points in the Target Score Time.
"We’re really proud to see him have a moment like that," says Michael Taylor, Winnipeg Sea Bears head coach. "So much attention is brought to Teddy [Allen], so there’s opportunities for other guys to step up. The heart, the effort and the will to impact the game, especially in Target Score Time. I couldn’t be prouder. He’s the kind of guy you root for."
Even though Winnipeg earned the "W" [the win], it could have been either team's game. Throughout the entire match, neither team could gain a significant lead against the other.
The Vancouver Bandits had an impressive 51.1 per cent two-point efficiency; while the Winnipeg Sea Bears dropped a 62 per cent average for three-pointers.
Entering the fourth quarter, the Bandits were up on the Sea Bears 71-64. The short break was all Allen needed and sunk three triples and which pushed the team on a 19-4 run.
"Teddy buckets is all you have to say," says Yang. "Some of the shots he hit, I’ve never seen in my life. Some of those threes touched the ceiling. I see the work he puts into it, so it definitely helps having a guy like that."
Typically, the Sea Bears struggle to carry out the win when entering into Target Score Time, even when possessing the lead. Their opponents tend to outscore them, but that wasn't the case in this game and Yang made sure of it.
"I hold myself to a standard, like we all do," says Yang. "In the first half, I didn’t feel like I was being aggressive. I was being aggressive in the second half, and good things started to happen."
The guard scored seven of his team’s nine points in Target Score Time, making the last two baskets that gave the Sea Bears a 93-84 victory.
The Winnipeg Sea Bears play against the Saskatchewan Rattlers tonight at 7 p.m. at the Canada Life Centre.