Women's Basketball (league)
January 22, 2000
T.W.U. Spartans (40) vs. the University of British Columbia (87)
When It Rains, It Pours
Langley, British Columbia - They scored early and often. The University of British Columbia women's basketball team (ranked 5th in the nation) took it to Trinity Western University on January 22. The T'Birds started and finished strong en route to an 87-40 final.
UBC (9-5) started the game with a 16-3 run and the Spartans (3-11) never recovered. The T'Birds led 39-22 at the break, but continued to pour it on in the second half. Jessica Mills continued her dominance from last night and tossed in 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for UBC, to go with her 32 from Friday.
Turnovers were again the demise for the Spartans, as they committed 31 to UBC's 9. The T'Birds were able to convert 24 points off those turnovers. TWU also shot a dismal 25% from the field, while UBC was able to score on 46% of their chances.
"We ran our offense better tonight, but we just couldn't score. They are a seasoned team and they are well coached and play with discipline," noted Head Coach Rebecca Hays.
Hays continued, "When you only shoot 17% in the second half you aren't going to win ball games. Our team isn't clicking... they need to find someway to gain some chemistry."
TWU will be on the road next week, as they travel to play the University of Saskatchewan on January 28-29. Game time for the women will be 6:15 p.m. on both nights.