LANGLEY, British Columbia – Trinity Western’s men’s basketball team is back on campus in its old gym, the David E. Enarson Gym, this weekend as they will host Lethbridge Friday and Saturday.
Friday, Dec. 2 vs. Lethbridge (4-4) – 7 p.m. (PT)
Saturday, Dec. 3 vs. Lethbridge (4-4) – 7 p.m. (PT)
THE WEEKEND STORY
- Coming off five consecutive losses, the Spartans are hoping a return to the David E. Enarson Gymnasium will provide a spark to uncover the winning ways that saw them open the season with two wins in their first three outings.
- The Spartans played at the Enarson once last year (Nov. 27), losing in dramatic fashion to Saskatchewan as the Huskies hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to win 78-77.
- The last time TWU was on the court, they put together an impressive effort against Regina, possessing a one-point lead with less than a minute to play before the Cougars pulled away for a six-point win.
- The Spartans lost both games against Lethbridge last year, falling 99-81 and 96-75.
- Lethbridge has won five straight against the Spartans.
- The last time TWU beat the Pronghorns was Jan. 18, 2013 when the Spartan won 96-72.
- TWU is second in Canada West with 71.1 field goal attempts per game.
- The Spartans are third in the conference with 14.5 offensive rebounds per game and third in total rebounds with 43.5 per game.
- Vartan Tanielian leads TWU with 13.8 points per game.
- Lethbridge’s Elliott Sentence is fifth in Canada West with a team-leading 18.9 points per game.
- The Pronghorns are 12th in Canada West in both points per game with 73.8 and points against per game with 79.6.
- TWU averages 78.5 points per game (8th in CW) and 88.5 points against per game (17th).
TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS (2-6)
CIS ranking: NR
Canada West Standings: 13th (tied)
Last Game: Regina (100-94 L)
Streak: 5 losses
2015-16 CW Regular Season Record: 1-19
2015-16 CW Playoff Record: Did Not Qualify
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (4-4)
CIS ranking: NR
Canada West Standings: 8th (tied)
Last Game: Calgary (91-59 W)
Streak: 2 losses
2015-16 CW Regular Season Record: 12-8
2015-16 CW Playoff Record: 0-2