Men's Basketball (Exhibition)
October 23, 1999
T.W.U. Spartans (70) vs. the University of Waterloo (74)
TWU Falls in Final Seconds
Edmonton, Alberta - A tight game squeezed too much out of the Trinity Western University men's basketball team on October 23. The Spartans completed their play at the Edmonton Journal Invitational with a 74-70 loss to the University of Waterloo. The Spartans defeated Laurentian on the first day of the tournament, but their losses against Alberta and Waterloo dropped their tournament record to 1-2.
TWU started well in the first half, but after hitting a slump they fell behind and were down 38-41 at the half-time break. The Spartans shot out in the second half and found themselves up 7 points with just 10 minutes to play, but they couldn't hold the lead. Waterloo gave it a run and with 13 seconds was up 2 points. TWU was called for a travelling violation and Waterloo sealed the deal with a couple of free throws.
Mike Zavershnik, from Waterloo, led all scorers with 27. Josh Hall led TWU with 25 points and 7 rebounds and Malcolom Campbell chipped in 17 points. Rick Pridmore added 8 points and 9 rebounds for the Spartans.
"This tournament was a good experience for our squad. We played well and were able to learn and grow from the weekend. We hope to improve on our performances, as we head into the start of league play," noted Head Coach Stan Peters.
The Spartans will battle Malaspina University College on October 30. The game, played at TWU, will begin at 2 p.m.