LONDON, Ontario – The Trinity Western women's basketball team fell 61-52 to the Windsor Lancers Saturday afternoon in Windsor, Ontario.
The Spartans trailed the Lancers by one point, 27-26 after an evenly played first 20 minutes. In the third quarter the Lancers took control by outscoring TWU 25-14 to give Windsor the 12 point lead 52-40 after 30 min.
Third year centre Teanna Bradshaw(Oshawa, Ont.) and rookie forward Nicole Fransson (Edmonton) led the Spartans with 10 points each, Windsor's Kayah Clarke and Tyra Blizzard paced the Lancers with 14 points each.
The Spartans will continue their pre-season on Oct. 20 and Oct. 21 when they travel to Edmonton to take on Calgary and Alberta.
TWU Head Coach Cheryl Jean-Paul
On the game
"A lot of valuable lessons were learnt this weekend. Although we have a lot to work on, we definitely saw an improvement over the span of the three games and took some big steps forward in terms of understanding how to play at this level and what it will take to win games this season. To have these opportunities so early in the fall will only drive our training in the coming weeks so I'm excited to get back to training in order to continue building on what we've learnt about ourselves in the past few days."
- The Spartans were without fifth year guard Jessie Brown, who did not make the trip to Ontario.
The Spartans open the Canada West season on Oct. 26-27 when they will host the UBC Okanagan Heat.
REGULAR SEASON (all times Pacific)
Fri. 26 UBC Okanagan 6:00 PM
Sat. 27 UBC Okanagan 5:00 PM
Fri. 2 at Regina 5:00 PM
Sat. 3 at Regina 5:00 PM
Fri. 9 Mount Royal 6:00 PM
Sat. 10 Mount Royal 5:00 PM
Fri. 16 at UNBC 6:00 PM
Sat. 17 at UNBC 5:00 PM
Fri. 23 at Victoria 6:00 PM
Sat. 24 at Victoria 5:00 PM
Fri. 4 Winnipeg 6:00 PM
Sat. 5 Winnipeg 5:00 PM
Fri. 11 UBC 6:00 PM
Sat. 12 UBC 5:00 PM
Fri. 18 at Manitoba 4:00 PM
Sat. 19 at Manitoba 3:00 PM
Fri. 25 at Lethbridge 5:00 PM
Sat. 26 at Lethbridge 4:00 PM
Fri. 1 at UFV 6:00 PM
Sat. 2 UFV 5:00 PM
Feb. 8-9 Canada West Play-In Game
Feb. 14-17 Canada West Quarter-Finals
Feb. 22-24 Canada West Semifinals
Mar. 2 Canada West Gold and Bronze Medal Games
Mar. 7-10 U SPORTS Championship (Ryerson)
Recognized for quality, TWU has received seven consecutive A+ rankings for Quality of Teaching and Learning, holds three Canada Research Chairs, and wins national championships in CIS sports. More importantly, lives are changed at TWU through its whole-person, Christ-centred approach to education. With a wide array of undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree-completion programs, TWU equips leaders of character and competence to make a positive impact in the lives of others.
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.