SASKATOON – Trinity Western lost 99-80 to Nipissing Friday in the Ron & Jane Graham Shootout.
Nipissing's Justin Hill had a game-high 29 points, while Jordan Roberts had nine boards.
TWU shot 43.5 per cent from the field, while Nipissing shot 49.3 per cent.
The Spartans were out-rebounded 40-33.
After being outscored in each of the first three quarters, TWU bounced back in the fourth quarter to outscore the Lakers 25-20.
The Spartans play MacEwan Saturday at 12 p.m. (PT) in TWU's final preseason game.
TWU opens the Canada West regular season Oct. 26-27 at home against UBC Okanagan.
About Spartan Athletics
As official members of U SPORTS, the Spartans currently compete in 10 sports in the Canada West conference, including women's and men's soccer, volleyball, basketball, cross country and track & field. TWU also competes in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) in men's hockey. Since TWU entered U SPORTS in 1999, the Spartans have won 11 U SPORTS team championships and 25 Canada West team championships.