WESMEN CRUISE TO WIN OVER SPARTANS

WESMEN CRUISE TO WIN OVER SPARTANS

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Wesmen defeated Trinity Western in convincing fashion 111-65 Friday night at the Dr. David F. Anderson Gymnasium.

Winnipeg (7-4) had every player on the game roster scoring at least three points. Marcello Kambola led the team with 16 points, including four 3-pointers. Nathaniel Johnson and Ryan Oirbans finished with 13 points each. Oirbans completed the double-double hauling down 11 rebounds. Billy Yaworsky added 12 points, while Sean Tarver finished with 11.

Pogos Trunyan (Sacramento, Calif.) led the Spartans (2-9) with a game-high 18 points (including four 3-pointers). Max Viitala (Melbourne, Australia) was next with 16.

Winnipeg had the game in their hands in the first quarter, opening up a 32-9 lead and outscored the Spartans 32-14 in the second frame to lead 64-23 at the halftime break.

The Wesmen went to their bench for the majority of the second half, outscoring the Spartans 47-42 to close out the 46-point victory.

"We played a very poor first half," said Spartans coach Aaron Muhic. "We allowed way too many points as a result of open court turnovers. I thought Max scored the ball well for us in both halves and Pogos was a good spark in the second half. I know that we will bounce back tomorrow and bring some intensity and purpose to our game tomorrow."

The Wesmen finished the contest connecting on 51.9 per cent from the field. Winnipeg was deadly from 3-point range connecting for 13 3-pointers. Winnipeg had the margin in rebounding 38-25.

TWU shot 43.1 per cent from the field and was five for 17 from beyond the arc.

The two teams will meet Saturday evening to wrap up the weekend series. Game time is scheduled for 5 p.m. (PT).

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