Box Score

Scheduled Game: WINNIPEG*


Winnipeg Wesmen402868« FINAL
TWU Spartans263864


Game Date: 11/8/2002Location: TWU, Langley, B.C.
Game Time: 6:00 p.m.Attendance: 156
Team Statistics
TeamGame Average
FG%Winnipeg Wesmen
TWU Spartans
3FG%Winnipeg Wesmen
TWU Spartans
FT%Winnipeg Wesmen
TWU Spartans
Winnipeg WesmenTWU Spartans
Turnover Pts00
Biggest Lead00
Winnipeg Wesmen
05Sally Kazinca36:004/91/50/0123633329
07JoAnne Wells32:006/90/06/81233132118
09Janet Wells24:002/70/00/0325151204
21Heidi Schwartz31:007/161/11/20223332016
22Pam Nowell23:001/50/00/0336121302
06Angela Willerton18:004/60/01/2538120209
08Val Carson13:001/20/00/0000010102
10Uzo Asagwara12:001/41/20/0000230203
12Charmaine Izzard1:000/20/00/0123000100
15Kate Daniels10:002/21/10/0011010305
45.2%44.4%66.7% Team Rebs: Total TO: NaN
TWU Spartans
05Christie Bigelow11:000/10/00/0033000100
06Taylor Stuart36:002/102/61/20004111107
07Erin Smith1:000/10/00/0000000100
11Kim Mellieur31:005/91/10/22240410011
12Katie Chyld37:002/30/03/4224323317
13Samantha Hill26:003/80/04/43473227210
14Heidi DeHaan35:006/134/713/141233214029
21Shannon Lockhart10:000/00/00/0022211100
22Elka Erikson14:000/20/00/0123010100
38.3%50%80.8% Team Rebs: 0 Total TO: 31

Game Recap

Game Recap

Women's Basketball (Conference)
Friday, November 08, 2002
TWU Spartans (64) vs the University of Winnipeg Wesmen (68)
Spartans Push #1 to Brink

Langley, British Columbia - One game does not a season make, but the Trinity Western University women's basketball team must be pleased even with losing their league opener 68-64 to the visiting University of Winnipeg Wesmen. After losing by thirty-six points in their previous meeting tonight's match was not supposed to be close. But somebody forgot to tell TWU's Heidi DeHaan (3rd yr, Guard, Lynden, WA) and the rest of her teammates. DeHaan kept her team in the game as she led the Spartans with 29 points in their effort to knock off the number one ranked team in the nation.

"We played hard tonight and did not back down," said TWU head coach Danielle Gardner. "I'm pleased with the effort that we put out, we showed that we can compete, but we still have lots to work on."

The Spartans came out hard and stayed with the Wesmen for the first seven minutes, trailing by only one 11-10. Winnipeg then started to take control of the game and ended the first half with a 29-16 run to take a 40-26 halftime lead.

As the game ran into the second half it looked like the outcome was going to be a repeat of the Spartan's earlier thirty-six point loss to the Wesmen at Winnipeg's tournament in early October. The Wesmen built their halftime lead to twenty points, 49-29, with sixteen minutes remaining. TWU managed to stay with Winnipeg for the next eleven minutes, but they had only managed to cut the Wesmen lead by two points, 64-46.

That's when things started to get interesting. The Spartans started a run and as the crowd got into the game the run got bigger. Before the Wesmen knew what hit them, TWU had gone on an 18-2 run in just over five minutes to close the Winnipeg lead to two points, 64-66, with forty-five seconds remaining.

With time running down, Winnipeg's Angela Willerton made a critical jumper in the lane to give the Wesmen the four point lead with under twenty seconds remaining.

Rounding out the Spartan scoring was Kim Mellieur (5th yr, Forward, Port Coquitlam, BC) with 11 points and Samantha Hill (2nd yr, Forward, Abbotsford, BC) with 10 points and 7 rebounds. The Wesmen were led by JoAnne Wells with 18 points and Heidi Schwartz with 16 points.

Game Notes: The Spartans shot 50% from the 3pt line (7-14) and 80% from the FT line (21-26)...Winnipeg had 14 offensive rebounds and shot 45% from the field (28-62)... The Province's Steve Ewen said that the Key Question with the Spartan women's basketball team was "How will Danielle Gardner, the team's third coach in as many years, put her stamp on things?".... Tonight's result may have answered that question....





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