Men's Basketball (League)
Friday, November 12, 1999
University of Winnipeg Wesmen (75)
TWU Spartans (66)
Slow Start Hurts Spartans
Winnipeg, Manitoba - On Friday, November 12 the Trinity Western University men's basketball team traveled to Winnipeg to play the University of Winnipeg Wesmen in Canada West/GPAC league play. The Spartans were looking for their first victory in CAIU league play. The Spartans were looking to knock off the Wesmen who are currently 4th in GPAC with a record of 1 win and 3 losses.
For the Spartans the game was over before it started as the Wesmen jumped out to a quick 12 point lead 10 minutes into the game. The Spartans battled back and only trailed by 9-points at the half, 32-41. "We didn't come out with the intensity that was necessary to compete with the University of Winnipeg," commented TWU Coach Stan Peters. The Spartans played even with the Wesmen throughout the second half but were never able to take the lead. The Spartans ended up falling 75-66 to the Wesmen. "The game basically came down to lay-ups in the first half. They made them and we didn't," added Peters.
The Spartans were led by Josh Hall (21 points, 3 steals) and Malcolm Campbell (10 points, 7 rebounds). "We had a great game from Malcolm, but we still didn't get him the ball enough, Josh also had a good all round game tonight," said Peters.
The Wesmen were led by Jatej Maroti (16 points) and Luc Buller (14 points, 7 rebounds).
The two teams play again tomorrow, Saturday Nov. 13, at the University of Winnipeg's Duckworth Centre. Game time is 8:00 pm local time.