Box Score

Scheduled Game: @British Columbia*


TWU Spartans283866
UBC Thunderbirds324981« FINAL


Game Date: 1/13/2001Location: Vancouver, BC
Game Time: 8:00 pmAttendance: 0
Team Statistics
TeamGame Average
FG%TWU Spartans
UBC Thunderbirds
3FG%TWU Spartans
UBC Thunderbirds
FT%TWU Spartans
UBC Thunderbirds
TWU SpartansUBC Thunderbirds
Turnover Pts00
Biggest Lead00
TWU Spartans
06David Martens37:001/61/51/2112120204
08Brian Redekop27:002/60/01/3066241215
12Scott Portman9:002/40/10/0000210004
14Malcolm Campbell33:002/70/12/4112002116
23Josh Hall34:004/111/85/70336345014
07Tyler Coston33:007/126/85/81011405025
10Alan Penner13:000/00/00/0000120000
22Ben Bauman13:002/40/04/4213030308
40%34.8%64.3% Team Rebs: 0 Total TO: 18
UBC Thunderbirds
10Courtney Kolla35:008/135/70/00007224021
30Ben Sansburn25:007/100/13/52461502017
42Pat McKay33:007/124/60/02351212018
52Sherlan John24:006/80/00/037101122012
54Jason Maher25:000/20/10/0033331500
12James Mahlalela5:000/10/00/0000100200
20Tasso Kanavos6:000/10/10/0011130000
22Adam Nicholson27:002/50/01/2235241205
34Jarami Reid3:000/00/00/0000020000
50Pete Hodson17:001/10/06/6112240208
58.5%56.3%76.9% Team Rebs: Total TO: NaN

Game Recap

Game Recap

Men's Basketball
Saturday, January 13, 2001
TWU Spartans (66) at the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds (81)

Spartans Get Weekend Wake-up Call

Vancouver, British Columbia - The Trinity Western University men's basketball team found out that there is a big difference between chasing the leaders and being chased.

The Spartans went into this weekend's games with the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds tied for 3rd place in the Canada West standings. The 6-6 Spartans had hopes of moving up in the standings while increasing their lead on the 4-8 Thunderbirds. The Thunderbirds entered the weekend determined not to be left behind in the battle for the play-offs.

Forty-eight hours later, after the dust had settled, the Thunderbirds had followed up Friday's 55-45 win with an 81-66 win Saturday and had swept the weekend series to pull even with the Spartans at 6-8.

"We have never been in a position of playing above .500 ball before and we didn't respond well to all the positive press," said TWU head coach Stan Peters. "We play better as an unknown, but this is a learning step that we have to go through. We have to learn how to play as known commodity."

The Spartans and Thunderbirds battled hard for the entire game Saturday night. At the end of 20 minutes UBC held a slim 4 point lead, 32-28 on the Spartans.

Led by Tyler Coston's (2nd yr, G, Blaine, WA) 25 pts (6/8-3pt) the Spartans shot 53% in the second half and had hopes of splitting the weekend series with the T-birds.

"Tyler had an unbelievable game," said Peters. "He really shot the ball well tonight."

Unfortunately for the Spartans, UBC was even hotter. Courtney Kolla's 21 points (5/7-3pt) helped the Thunderbirds shot 68% from the field in the second half.

"It's a disappointing loss," said Peters. "We played really hard and fought like crazy. But didn't play consistently enough to win the game."

The Spartans were led by Coston 25 points and Josh Hall (4th yr, G, Abbotsford, BC) 14 points, 6 assists and 4 steals. The Thunderbirds were led by Kolla 21 points and Ben Sansburn 17 points, 6 rebounds.

The Spartans now travel to the University of Regina to face the Cougars on January 19 and 20.





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