By Yoos, Cam on January 9, 2020.
Coming off 1-1 homestands, the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns basketball teams face a tough test this weekend.
After splitting with the Regina Cougars last weekend at the 1st Choice Savings Centre, the Horns head to Calgary tonight with the daunting task of trying to hand the 10-0 Dinos men’s and women’s teams their first losses.
The women’s game is at 6 p.m. with the men to follow at 8 p.m.
The home-and-home series comes back to U of L Saturday.
The Pronghorns women are 6-6 following their win over the Cougars Saturday which also snapped a five-game losing streak.
That has the Horns tied for sixth in the Canada West in wins, but they’ve played two more games than the Fraser Valley Cascades and Winnipeg Wesmen.
The Pronghorns’ 66.3 points-per-game has them ranked ninth in Canada West. The team is eighth defensively, giving up 67.6 points-per-game.
Making her regular season debut last weekend, Asnate Fomina averaged 18 points and five assists.
Lethbridge natives Kacie Bosch and Katie Keith continue to lead the Horns in other categories. Bosch is averaging 14.7 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Keith is second in the conference in rebounding with 9.7 per game. She is also averaging 9.7 points per game.
The Dinos’ trio of Liena Stalidzane, Bobbi-jo Colburn and Erin McIntosh account for just over half of the Dinos offence per game. Stalidzane leads the Dinos with 14.8 points per game, while Colburn and McIntosh average 12.7 and 10.5 points respectively.
On the mens’ side, the Pronghorns will deal with the defending Canada West champions.
The 4-8 Pronghorns are tied for ninth with four wins with the Winnipeg Wesmen, Fraser Valley Cascades and UNBC Timberwolves, but those teams have two games in hand.
Offence hasn’t been an issue for the Pronghorns this season. The team is fourth in the conference with 88.3 points-per-game, but are ranked 14th defensively, surrendering 94 points-against per game.
The Pronghorns have six players averaging double-digits in points this season.
Guard Colton Gibb had a career-best night Friday with 34 points and 12 rebounds and leads the Pronghorns in scoring with 14.4 points per game.
Former Dino Jeff Rodehutskors had his best game as a Pronghorn last weekend as well, posting his first double-double with 24 points and 11 rebounds.
Fourth-year Dinos forward Brett Layton was named the Canada West first star this past week after combining for 40 points and 38 rebounds in two wins over the Timberwolves. He sits third in Canada West scoring with 21.5 points per game and is the top rebounder at 14.9.
On Saturday night the women’s game is at 5 p.m. The men follow at 7 p.m.
The games tonight and Saturday will be streamed on http://www.canadawest.org.