Men's Basketball (league)
November 5, 1999
T.W.U. Spartans (73) vs. University of Lethbridge (94)
Pronghorns Stab TWU Home Opener
Langley, British Columbia - It wasn't to be for the Trinity Western University men's basketball team against the University of Lethbridge. TWU hosted the Pronghorns in their Canada West League opener on November 5 and were handed a 94-73 defeat.
The Spartans reamined in the game early and were only down 5 points at the half-time break. But Lethbridge came out in with a frenzy in the second half and took over the game. "The turning point was the first 5 minutes of the second half. We didn't execute our offense and we turned the ball over too many times and that is the difference between a mature team and a young team," noted Head Coach Stan Peters.
"The only way to improve our game plan in the first half was to get more defensive rebounds. We took (Danny) Balderson out of the game in the first half and were able to contain Spencer (Holt), who are two of the top guards in the league," commented Peters.
Holt (UL) led all scorers with 26 points and Josh Hall (TWU) had 19 points. Balderson (UL) added 16 and Ryan Jobs (TWU) chipped in 14 points.
"The difference was in the rebounding. They had 20 offensive rebounds and we turned it over 28 times," said Peters.
"Scott (Portman) played well on Balderson defensively," added Peters.
The Spartans will have another chance against Lethbridge on November 6. Game time at TWU will be 8 p.m. "We have to execute on offense and when we do we get easy hoops," stated Peters.