Box Score

Scheduled Game: SASKATCHEWAN*


Saskatchewan25172930101« FINAL
Trinity Western2827152393


Game Date: 1/29/2011Location: Langley, BC
Game Time: 7:00 pmAttendance: 835
Officials: J. Sleinbuesnner, T. West, F. Dallaire
Team Statistics
TeamGame Average
Trinity Western
Trinity Western
Trinity Western
SaskatchewanTrinity Western
Turnover Pts00
Biggest Lead00
24Michael Lieffers27:000/10/02/2022150202
21Nolan Brudehl28:003/50/23/3055050109
30Duncan Jones36:007/94/62/20773430020
12Rejean Chabot40:0013/192/57/100220411035
15Jamelle Barrett28:009/223/710/120116223031
22Chris Unsworth22:001/20/02/2112030104
20Dave Neufeld7:000/00/00/0000000000
13Ben Baker2:000/00/00/0000000100
10Trevor Nerdahl7:000/00/00/0000000000
23Patrick Burns3:000/00/00/0011000000
56.9%45%83.9% Team Rebs: 0 Total TO: 9
Trinity Western
13Tyrell Mara29:004/111/42/22463520011
06Jacob Doerksen38:0010/160/29/1267130421029
09Calvin Westbrook30:004/82/20/01233302010
01Tristan Smith30:005/140/30/00112210010
14Lance Verhoeff14:005/80/20/01121000010
05Tonner Jackson19:002/51/37/81230403012
04Eli Mara9:000/00/01/2011030111
07Kyle Coston20:001/80/21/2347120103
02Daniel Horner11:003/41/10/0000210207
45.9%26.3%76.9% Team Rebs: 0 Total TO: 10

Game Recap

Game Recap




LANGLEY, British Columbia –
The No. 3 Saskatchewan Huskies came to play in the second half against No. 4 ranked Trinity Western, erasing a 13-point halftime deficit to earn a weekend split on the road with a 101-93 win Saturday at the Langley Events Centre.

After getting outscored 55-42 in the opening half, in the second half, the Huskies shut down the Spartans three-point attack – TWU didn’t score on shot from beyond the arc in the second half on nine attempts – held TWU star Jacob Doerksen to eight points, this after he scored 21 points in the first half, and then potted 59 points of their own, with Saskatchewan’s Rejean Chabot, 35 points, and Jamelle Barrett, 31 points, leading the charge.

“There two guards just lit us up tonight,” said TWU coach Scott Allen. “If one of them is going hot, you can contain them but when both guys get going, it’s a world of trouble for us. That was probably the biggest piece. Between them, I think they had 66 points and we just couldn’t stop the screen and roll. We had nearly 20 more shots than they did, which is great, and they only had one offensive board, it was just our shooting percentage was down. They hit the shots at the end of the game and we didn’t.”

The loss for TWU, which snapped the Spartans 15-game winning streak, drops its record to 17-3 on the year while Saskatchewan improves to 14-3 with the victory.

With the Spartans leading 66-64 and 2:08 on left in the third quarter, Saskatchewan’s Barrett hit a clutch three-pointer to give the Huskies the lead for the first time since a 2-0 advantage off the opening tip-off.

After that, while TWU rallied to tie the game both at 86-86 and 93-93, the Spartans never regained the lead.

And with the score 95-93 in favour of Saskatchewan with less than two minutes left in the fourth quarter, the turned decisively towards the Huskies.

The Spartans Doerksen was fouled and went to the line shooting two, but missed both of his attempts. Off the rebound, the Huskies Barrett brought the ball up the he quickly knocked down a gym-silencing three-ball that put Saskatchewan up 98-93 and, essentially, put the game away. Trinity Western never scored another basket as the Huskies waltzed out of the Langley gym with a eight-point victory.

“They wanted to get a win a lot more than we do and we didn’t go to our strengths at the end of the game,” Allen said. “We were over-dribbling we had an inability to run sets, which could be a bit my fault through practice. At the end of the game, we need to control what we’re doing a little better.”

The first quarter was a back and forth affair as both teams went on lengthy runs and seemingly were scoring at will. The Huskies got the first bucket of the game and then TWU responded by collecting the next nine points. Saskatchewan clawed their way back into the game and had it tied at 18-18 before the Spartans went on another 9-0 run.

But Saskatchewan responded with a 7-0 run of its own, one that could have been 9-0 if not for a huge block from Elia Mara, and eventually closed the frame trailing by just three, 28-25.

In the second quarter, the shooting brigade continued as the teams traded three-point attempts – TWU finishing the half 5 for 12, while Saskatchewan was 4 for 11 from distance – with the Spartans slowly gaining control towards the latter stages of the half.

Jacob Doerksen was hot all first half as he had 21 points in the first 20 minutes and 10 rebounds, both of which were half-high efforts.

For Saskatchewan, their three-pronged attack of Chabot, Barrett and Duncan Jones had all but two points – Chris Unsworth was the only other scorer for the Huskies with two free throws – in the first half.

In the third quarter the Spartans got into serious foul trouble and the Huskies capitalized. First they roared out of the break on an 11-0 run, and then rolled that into a dominating quarter, which they outscored TWU 29-15 and possessed a 71-70 lead going to the final 10 minutes.

And then in the fourth quarter, albeit an tight game right down to the finish, Saskatchewan never trailed en route to getting back in the win column after Friday’s loss ended a 10-game winning streak.

For Saskatchewan, after Chabot and Barrett’s big games, Duncan Jones put up 20 points and added a team-high seven rebounds.

After shooting 56.4 per cent in the first half, TWU shot a meagre 33.3 per cent in the second half. The Spartans did have six players hit double-digits in points, with Doerksen leading with 29 points and also having a game-high 13 rebounds. Tonner Jackson was second on the team with 12 points.

The Spartans next action sees them play host to Brandon next weekend while Saskatchewan returns home to host Alberta.

Game Notes: The Spartans out-rebounded Saskatchewan 36-20…the Huskies were 5 for 9 from three-point land in the second half compared to the Spartans 0 for 9.




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