By Woodard, Dale on December 2, 2019.
The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men’s and women’s basketball teams were held winless on the coast to cap off the first semester of Canada West play.
The Horns were in Vancouver to face the UBC Thunderbirds Friday and Saturday, but the host teams came away with wins on both nights.
The Pronghorns men were defeated 109-86 Friday and 88-80 Saturday.
The Horns women lost their third and fourth straight games with 76-54 and 58-55 losses to the Thunderbirds Friday and Saturday, respectively.
With the losses the men finish the first semester at 3-7, while the women are 5-5.
In the men’s game Saturday, the Pronghorns went on a 10-0 run to tie the game at 39-39 late in the first half, but UBC hit a three-pointer late to take a 42-39 lead at halftime.
The Thunderbirds went on a 14-0 run to take a 73-53 lead early in the fourth quarter.
Kyle Peterson led the Horns with 17 points and six assists, while Chad Oviatt added 14 and earned the double-double with 12 rebounds.
On Friday, UBC led 57-47 at the half and outscored the Pronghorns 27-23 in the third quarter and 25-16 in the fourth to pull away.
Peterson topped the Pronghorns with 23 points and Zachary Coleman-Brock hit for 21.
Colton Gibb scored 12 points and Scott Mazutinec added 10.
Peterson added nine assists.
On Saturday in the women’s game, the Pronghorns led 44-40 in the back-and-forth game, but the Thunderbirds responded to outscore Lethbridge 18-11 in the fourth quarter, including a 12-0 run for a 56-49 lead.
Kacie Bosch led Lethbridge with 15 points and Jessica Haenni hit for 13.
Katie Keith added 10 rebounds and four assists.
With their 5-5 record the Horns women are tied for sixth place with Fraser Valley, Winnipeg and Thompson Rivers.
The men are in a four-way tie for 10th.
The Pronghorns open the second half of the Canada West season at the 1st Choice Savings Centre Jan. 3 and 4 with the Regina Cougars in town.
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