BURNABY, British Columbia – The Trinity Western men's basketball team dropped lost 127-75 to NCAA Div. II Simon Fraser in an exhibition match up Sunday evening at the SFU campus on Burnaby Mountain in Burnaby, B.C.
First year forward Isaiah Reimer (Abbotsford, B.C) with 17 points, and three rebounds, fifth year forward Tee Maberry (Pasadena, Calf.) with 15 points, and five rebounds, fourth year guard Ethan DaSilva (Calgary) with 13 points, seven rebounds, and three assists and fifth year guard Vartan Tanielian (Byblos, Lebanon) with 13 points led the Spartans.
Wilfried Balata with 20 points, and five rebounds, Othniel Spence with 20 points, and five rebounds and Jasdeep Sing with 19 points led the Clan attack.
SFU led TWU 71-34 at halftime, after jumping out to a 29-6 led seven minutes into the game.
TWU Head Coach Aaron Muhic
"Simon Fraser came out at the start of the game and couldn't miss. We fought to bring the energy we needed to impact the scoreboard. In the second half our defence was better and we worked hard to get to the free throw line. Ethan DaSilva, Isaiah Reimer, and Tee Maberry were bright spots for us. We've been plagued with injuries and illness this season and just need to get our guys healthy - that will help us tremendously."."
- Trinity Western finished with four players in double digit scoring, while Simon Fraser finished with seven players in double didits.
- TWU shot 40.8 percent (20-49) from the field and 77.1 percent (27-35) from the foul line, while SFU shot 59.7 percent (43-72) from the field, 57.6 percent (19-33) from the three point line and 84.6 percent (22-26) from the foul line.
- The Clan had a 38-27 edge in rebounding. TWU finished with 21 turnovers to SFU's nine.
Trinity Western will open up the second half of the Canada West season on January 4-5 when they will host the University of Winnipeg Wesmen. Game times at the Langley Events Centre are scheduled for 8 p.m. and 7 p.m. Both contests can be seen on Canadawest.tv.