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MEN’S BASKETBALL (PRESEASON)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2014
MCGILL (71) TRINITY WESTERN (51)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SPARTANS DROP PRESEASON GAME TO MCGILL
KINGSTON, Ontario – The Trinity Western men’s basketball lost the opening game of their three-game invitational tournament at Queen’s University, falling 71-51 to McGill Friday at the Athletics & Recreation Centre.
The Spartans defence held McGill to just 39.6 per cent shooting from the field, but struggled offensively themselves, shooting just 28.8 per cent from the field, and were unable to earn a win in their first preseason game against CIS competition this year.
McGill took a lead early in the first quarter, but the Spartans battled back to take a 21-20 lead midway through the second quarter. However, that would be TWU’s only edge of the night. The Martlets regained the lead shortly thereafter and pushed their advantage to 10 points, 38-28, by halftime.
In a game that saw both teams play their entire lineups, the Martlets never allowed the Spartans back in the contest, cruising to a 20-point win.
McGill’s Thomas Lacy had a game-high 14 points while Bradley Laguerre was dominant on the glass with 10 rebounds.
“We played everybody so it was a good opportunity for the guys to show what they can do,” said Spartans coach Scott Allen. “We didn’t get the result we wanted, but we saw some promise for the future. We’ve focused on defence for the last two months and holding McGill to 71 points was good. We just need to get our scoring going and we’ll get that figured out pretty quickly.”
The Spartans will now prepare to play the host Queen’s Saturday before wrapping up the weekend against Guelph Sunday.