|Game Date: 12/3/1999||Location: Langley, BC|
|Game Time: 8:00 pm||Attendance: 0|
Men's Basketball (League)
December 3, 1999
T.W.U. Spartans (66) vs. University of Manitoba (81)
Bisons Gallop Past Spartans
Langley, British Columbia - They pulled close, but not close enough. The Trinity Western University men's basketball team came back from a double-digit deficit to pull within 4, but the University of Manitoba pulled away in the final 3 minutes on December 3. The Bisons took charge on defense and stopped TWU to win the game by a final of 81-66.
The Spartans drop to 1-6 in Canada West play and the Bisons improve to 6-3 in league.
"We fought back to be within four, but we had 6 possessions in a row where we missed a free throw and had 5 turnovers. That was basically the game," noted Head Coach Stan Peters.
"We had two objectives through teamwork and one was to out-rebound them and we did that (43-36). The other was to execute and we didn't, as we had 26 turnovers: and that is the game in a nutshell. We turned it over and didn't move the ball," continued Peters.
Manitoba's Matt Lechasseur led the game with 20 points and Ogo Okwumabua added 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Bisons. Josh Hall led the Spartans with 14 points and Malcolm Campbell added 11. Gary Chapman chipped in 11 rebounds for TWU.
"Gary had a great game. We gave him a tough defensive assignment and he stepped up. Malcolm was active on the boards and underneath he had one of his better games," stated Peters.
"Our team worked hard and I can't complain, but like any young team we need to learn how to win going down the stretch," added Peters. TWU will have another attempt on December 4, as they host Manitoba at 8 p.m.