Box Score

Scheduled Game: FRESNO STATE @ MEI


Fresno State6364127« FINAL
Trinity Western273057


Game Date: 9/3/2006Location: MEI Abbotsford, B.C.
Game Time: 5:00 pmAttendance: 0
Team Statistics
TeamGame Average
FG%Fresno State
Trinity Western
3FG%Fresno State
Trinity Western
FT%Fresno State
Trinity Western
Fresno StateTrinity Western
Turnover Pts00
Biggest Lead00
Fresno State
13Kevin Bell24:005/62/21/10667253013
3Dominic McGuire21:005/140/30/077143122410
14Quinton Hosley18:007/111/30/04263211015
34Ja'Vance Coleman23:007/105/80/00113222119
12Eddie Miller33:008/114/63/31012011023
11Ajay Riding15:001/40/00/0123412202
22Tyson Parker17:005/92/62/24153122014
33Alex Blair17:006/70/01/22351300213
21Hector Hernandez20:005/52/20/00330141012
32James Tchana12:002/50/02/2246010016
62.2%53.3%90% Team Rebs: 0 Total TO: 14
Trinity Western
01Jon Schmidt20:003/72/31/2000321309
21David Bron17:002/81/20/0000200405
12Michael Erickson23:001/41/30/0000200203
14Luke Robinson21:002/92/73/6000124309
32Michael Brouwer18:004/70/02/21340000010
15Drew Slaght19:001/31/31/2000201104
23Daniel Damien12:001/40/10/0011123102
13Taylor Armstrong9:003/40/00/0202110206
10James Powell11:001/40/20/0123111002
25Lance Verhoff9:001/20/00/0000010012
11Trevor Nerdahl11:001/51/40/0011000203
24Joseph Vroom12:000/30/00/0011000300
22Jason Keegstra9:001/20/00/0213010202
31Ryan Froese9:000/20/20/0000000400
32.8%29.6%58.3% Team Rebs: 0 Total TO: 27

Game Recap

Game Recap

Men's Basketball (NCAA Preseason)
TWU Spartans (57) vs. the Fresno State Bulldogs (127)

Bulldogs perfect in Canada
by Gerald Narciso

ABBOTSFORD, British Columbia
-- As they say in Canada, Fresno State got a hat trick.

The Bulldogs left their exhibition tour a perfect 3-0 after easily manhandling Trinity Western 127-57 Sunday in MEI High School.

"We came here seeing how the team would gel," said senior Ja'Vance Coleman, who averaged 20.6 points per game this weekend.  "This is going to take us into the season with a tremendous amount of confidence."

Eight Bulldogs scored in double figures.  Eddie Miller led the Fresno State with 23 points, while Coleman chipped in with 19.  Michael Brouwer scored 10 points to lead the Spartans.

Fresno State looked a little flustered with Trinity Western's full court press early in the game. After being down 8-3 to the Spartans, the Bulldogs figured out how to beat the press and went on a 22-2 run.  The Spartans fell behind 63-27 at the half.  Fresno State made Trinity Western pay for forcing a run-and-gun pace.

"Our style of play is pressing and running the whole game," said Trinity Western head coach Stan Peters.  "But we ran into a team that can match us speed wise."

"We're a difficult team to press, added Fresno State coach Steve Cleveland.  "Our guys were extremely unselfish and they were in the right places defensively."

Dominic McGuire was an energy spark for the Bulldogs in the first half as he blocked 3 shots and pulled down 10 rebounds (7 offensive).  McGuire averaged 12.3 rebounds and 3.6 blocks per game.

In the second half, the Bulldogs continued to add on their lead.  At one point they had a 73 point lead.  The Spartans were beat in almost every statistical category, including getting outrebounded 50-15.       

Miller continued to display his shooting touch hitting 4, 3-pointers.  Miller shot 50 percent (13-26) from beyond-the-arc on the trip.

The Bulldogs left Canada with all smiles.  And it wasn't just because of their performance here.

"Man, I had a ball in Canada," said Coleman with a wide grin.  "I might have to come back down here.  Hopefully the Raptors will give me a call."

Next up for the Spartans is Oct 13 at the Naismith tournament in Waterloo, Ontario.

Game Notes

Junior Dwight O'Neil did not play in any of the 3 games.  He dressed the first two, but was in street clothes on Sunday.  According to Coach Cleveland, they haven't made a decision on whether O"Neil will redshirt, and if they played him, it would eliminate the option to redshirt him.

Play of the game:  Much to the delight of the 300 in attedence, Hector Hernandez threw down a fast-break alley-oop pass from Ja'Vance Coleman midway through the second half.



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