Women's Basketball (league)
January 29, 2000
T.W.U. Spartans (58) at the University of Saskatchewan (64)
Spartans Lonely in 6th
Langley, British Columbia - Back to back losses drops the Spartans to 6th place in Canada West play. On January 29 the Trinity Western University women's basketball team played their second game on the road at the University of Saskatchewan in as many nights. The Huskies had a tougher time than the night before, but were able to slide past TWU by a final of 64-58.
The teams were tied at the half (29-29), but Saskatchewan (5-11) was able to edge past the rejuvenated Spartans (3-13) in the second stanza. The Spartans lost by 32 the night before and Head Coach Rebecca Hays noted, "We played so much better and we played like we believed in ourselves. We worked the ball around, played patient and ran the offense."
"We only committed 7 turnovers in the second half, but still played aggressively on both ends of the floor. We stopped their three-point shooting (TWU held them to 3-11 from outside) and our defense was the key to being in this game," added Hays.
Jaqueline Lavalle (Manitoba) led all scorers with 13 points. The Spartans had two players earn double-doubles. Alaina Thiessen scored 11 points and snatched 10 rebounds, while Anna Chinnery tossed in 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Shea Terry also started for the first time this weekend and added a productive 8 points. Heidi Frandrup came off the bench tonight for 9 points and 6 rebounds.
"Heidi and Shea both had solid scoring and rebounding games and I was happy to see both of them respond the way they did tonight," remarked Hays.
The Spartans were tied with the Huskies for fifth place in Canada West play coming into the weekend, but the two losses puts them two games behind the Huskies, but still two full games ahead of Lethbridge. The Spartans are on the road again February 4-5, as they travel to play the University of Calgary. Game time for the women will be 6:30 p.m.