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SPARTANS HAVE ROUGH GO AGAINST TIMBERWOLVES  

SPARTANS HAVE ROUGH GO AGAINST TIMBERWOLVES   

 

PRINCE GEORGE, British Columbia – The Trinity Western Spartans dropped their Canada West men's basketball match up 101-58 to the UNBC Timberwolves Friday night at the Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre, in Prince George, British Columbia. The loss keeps TWU winless at 0-7, while the win improve UNBC to 4-1. 

Fifth year guard Vartan Tanielian (Byblos, Lebanon) led the Spartans with 21 points. UNBC, who had seven players in double-digit scoring, were led by Saje Gosal with 16 points and Vaggelis Loukas with a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds. 

The Spartans came out slow and fell behind 31-13 at the end of the opening quarter. The Timberwolves expanded their lead to 47-23 at half time. TWU was unable to rally in the second half as UNBC took a 71-38 lead into the fourth quarter.

 QUOTABLE
TWU Head Coach Aaron Muhic
"We really has a hard time scoring the ball. I give UBCO a lot of credit. They were the more physical team. I thought that our guys did what they could to hang together, however, we need to decide to play with more purpose and sell out to the defensive end." 

NOTABLE

  • Trinity Western shot 29.6 percent (21-71) from the field, while UNBC shot 52.2 percent (35-67).
  • UNBC also had the edge in three-point baskets 15-38 to 7-36, and foul shots 16-26 to 9-13.
  • The Timberwolves outrebounded the Spartans 46-33.

UP NEXT
These two teams will play game two of their weekend matchup tomorrow night at 8 p.m. The game can be viewed live online on CanadaWest.TV.

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