SPARTANS RETURN TO CAMPUS TO HOST LETHBRIDGE FRIDAY, SATURDAY

SPARTANS RETURN TO CAMPUS TO HOST LETHBRIDGE FRIDAY, SATURDAY

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.

WEEKEND PREVIEW
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
Form: L-L-L-L-L
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
Form: W-L-W-L-L
2015-16 CW Regular Season Record: 12-8
2015-16 CW Playoff Record: 0-2

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