|Game Date: 1/5/2001||Location: Langley, BC|
|Game Time: 8:00 pm||Attendance: 0|
Men's Basketball (League)
Friday, January 5, 2001
TWU Spartans (77) vs. the University of Saskatchewan Huskies (66)
It's a Win...
Langley, British Columbia - It wasn't pretty, but they'll take it. In a hard-fought, physical men's basketball battle at Trinity Western University Friday night the Spartans defeated the University of Saskatchewan Huskies 77-66.
The game was a battle of the big men. Featuring the University of Saskatchewan's Calvin Palmer (4th yr, F, Saskatoon, SK), Nov. 27, Canada West Male Player of the Week and Trinity Western University's Malcolm Campbell (5th yr, C, Abbotsford, BC), UBC Holiday Classic all-star.
With help from his teammates it was Campbell and the Spartans who emerged victorious from the battle.
It was the Spartans rebounding and quality shooting that made the difference. Led by Malcolm Campbell's (8-11) 16 points and 9 rebounds the Spartans shot a sizzling 56.6% and pulled down 43 rebounds. While the Huskies shot 34.9% and pulled down 32 boards.
"We knew that this was going to be an all out battle. [Saskatchewan] fights for post position better then anybody in our league. It's a battle to play in there," said TWU head coach Stan Peters. "Al [Penner] (3rd yr, F, Abbotsford, BC) and Brian [Redekop] (1st yr, F, Abbotsford, BC) really stood out defensively tonight. They did a great job in holding Palmer to 9 points. We knew that we had to contain him. If we did that then everything else would fall into place."
Up 39-30 at the half the Spartans went on to dominate most of the second half. With 5:30 to go in the game Trinity Western held a 22-point lead up 69-47.
But, the Huskies were not going to go away. Saskatchewan pressured the Spartans and went aggressively to the boards to cut into the Spartans lead. But in the end the lead was to great to overcome as the Spartans held on for the 11-point victory.
(Sask) Wayne Zarowny (3rd yr, P, Medicine Hat, AB): 18 points, 7 rebounds, Ryan Leier (5th yr, G, Saskatoon, SK): 11 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and Seth Lang (3rd yr, G, Regina, SK): 11 points, 3 steals.
(TWU) Malcolm Campbell: 16 points, 9 rebounds, Josh Hall (4th yr, G, Abbotsford, BC): 15 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and Brian Redekop: 15 points, 6 rebounds, 2 blocks.
Next up for the Spartans is the University of Saskatchewan Huskies on Saturday, January 6, 2001. Game time at Trinity Western University is set for 8:00 PM.