By Woodard, Dale on November 12, 2019.
The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men’s basketball team earned their first win of the Canada West season.
The Pronghorns defeated the Brandon Bobcats 94-87 Saturday night in Brandon to get into the win column and improve to 1-3 on the season following a 103-89 loss Friday night.
The weekend puts the Pronghorns 11th in the Canada West.
The Horns women moved their winning streak to three games following a sweep over the Bobcats with 84-67 and 64-54 wins Friday and Saturday, respectively, that puts Lethbridge at 3-1 and in fifth in the Canada West.
In the men’s game Saturday night, Colton Gibb and Chad Oviatt each had 20 points for the Pronghorns and Keanu Funa came off the bench to score 13. Oviatt also hauled in eight rebounds.
Scott Mazutinec added 12 points for the Horns and Jeffrey Rodehutskors added 10.
Kyle Peterson had six assists in the win as the Horns were 48.1 per cent from the field.
They drained 10 of 26 three-pointers (38.5 per cent) and shot 58.8 per cent on free throws.
The Pronghorns women’s began their weekend with an 84-67 decision Friday and completed the sweep with a 64-54 victory as Katie Keith led the way with 17 points and Jessica Zarowny added 15.
Kacie Bosch also hit double digits with 14 points.
Keith and Bosch each had a double-double with 10 rebounds. Jessica Haenni put up five steals in the win.
The Pronghorns shot 36.2 per cent from the field, 20 per cent from three-point range and 68.8 per cent on free throws.
They out-rebounded the Bobcats 47-39.
Lethbridge is back at the 1st Choice Savings Centre this weekend as the Manitoba Bisons come to town Friday and Saturday.
Game times Friday are 6 p.m. for the women and 8 p.m. for the men.
On Saturday, the women’s game starts at 5 p.m. with the men to follow at 7 p.m.
The Bisons men are off to a 2-0 start to the season, while the women’s team is also 2-0.
NOTES: With his strong weekend, Oviatt moves into a tie for 17th place in the Canda West with 16.5 points-per-game. Gibb’s 29 rebounds are tied for eighth in the Canada West.
Keith’s average of 13.8 points-per-game puts her in 16th in the Canada West and her 10.8 rebounds per game are good for third. Amy Mazutinec’s eight rebounds per game are tied for eighth in the conference.
Bosch is tied for third in the Canada West in steals-per-game at 3.3.