Men's Basketball (League)
Friday, October 27, 2000
TWU Spartans (68) at University of Manitoba Bisons (79)
A little Too Late...
Winnipeg, Manitoba - Trinity Western University's men's basketball team failed to come out strong at the beginning of the game against the University of Manitoba Bisons and it cost them. The Spartans fell 79-68 to the Bisons in their Canada West league opener. "If we played the first half as well as we played the second half, we would have won the game," remarked Stan Peters, head coach of TWU Men's Basketball.
TWU came out flat in the first 10 minutes of the game and found themselves down by 11 points. They fought to get back in the game, but after scoring runs by both teams the Spartans were still down 11 points at the half with a score of 41-30.
TWU made up for it by battling it out in the second half. 4th year Guard, Josh Hall (Abbotsford, BC) came out "on fire" and ended with 6 points and 3 rebounds. "Brian Redekop [also] had a great game... he really solidified our boards defensively," comments coach Peters. 1st year Forward Brian Redekop (Abbotsford, BC) led both teams with 11 rebounds.
Although the team ended up tying the second half with 38 points, they did not have enough to put themselves over the top at the final buzzer.
"We played really hard and for a young and inexperienced team at this level, we held our own," said Peters.
High scorers for the Manitoba Bisons were 4th year Forward Paul Fust (Portage, MB) with 22 points, 2nd year Guard Jon Lundgren (Winnipeg, MB) with 18 points and 4th year Guard, Clarence Vigilanc (Winnipeg, MB) with 16 points. 5th year Center Malcolm Campbell (Abbotsford, BC) also contributed to the Spartans attempt with 16 points.
After tonight's game, the Spartans look to be well prepared mentally for their bout tomorrow night against the University of Manitoba Bisons. Tomorrow night, October 28, 2000, game time is set for 8:00 PM at the University of Manitoba.