Men's Basketball (League)
January 29, 2000
T.W.U. Spartans (67) at the University of Saskatchewan (76)
Another Cold Second Half for Spartans
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Another opportunity slipped away for the Spartans. The Trinity Western University men's basketball team found a 5-point lead on January 29 against the University of Saskatchewan slide from their grasp. The Huskies powered back in the second half to take their second straight game from the Spartans, this time 76-67.
The telling statistic of the game was in how many times the Huskies were awarded foul shots by the officials. Saskatchewan was 28 for 44 from the line, while TWU was only allowed to the line 16 times (making 11 of those attempts). Saskatchewan dropped to a 2-3 zone after the Spartans took an 11-point lead in the second half and TWU went cold. The Spartans were plagued by another night of poor shooting, as they shot only 35% from the field and 23% from behind the arc.
"Our shooting was our Achilles Heel again tonight. Josh (Hall) played with a ton of guts and just had a big game," noted Head Coach Stan Peters.
Hall led all scorers with 30 points. Calvin Palmer led the Huskies with 16 points and 9 rebounds. Tyler Coston helped the Spartan's cause by adding 11 points and 9 rebounds.
The Spartans are in dire need of league wins, as they will travel to the University of Calgary on February 4-5. The Dinos sit one position ahead of the Spartans in the standings. TWU must pass Calgary in order to qualify for the post-season. Game time for the Spartans in Calgary will be 8:15 p.m.