By Woodard, Dale on February 3, 2020.
The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men’s and women’s basketball teams are headed to the Canada West playoffs.
Depending how they finish, the women’s team may very well get to start that post season at home.
The Pronghorns headed north to Edmonton last weekend to take on the MacEwan Griffins with both local squads posting a 2-0 weekend that clinch them a spot in the post-season dance.
The Horns women downed the Griffins 82-53 Friday night and 69-54 Saturday to move to 9-9 and into ninth in the conference.
On the men’s side, the Pronghorns kicked off the weekend with an 82-76 come-from-behind win Friday and an 87-56 decision Saturday that puts them at 8-10 and in 11th in the Canada West.
The Pronghorns women host the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack Friday and Saturday at the 1st Choice Savings Centre and with a pair of wins have an opportunity to host a first round play-in game.
On Friday, the Horns women were led by Kacie Bosch and Asnate Fomina, who had each 20 points. Bosch also had five steals.
Katie Keith grabbed nine rebounds. Bosch, Fomina and Jessica Haenni each posted four assists.
On Saturday, Haenni struck for 20 points and five assists and Fomina added 19. Bosch scored 13. Fomina and Bosch also recorded the double-double with 11 rebounds each. Keith also had 11 boards.
On Friday night, Chad Oviatt led the Horns with 22 points and Colton Gibb and Keanu Funa each added 13. Jeffrey Rodehutskors had the double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Kyle Peterson put up seven assists in the win.
Six Pronghorns scored double digits in Saturday’s win, led by Oviatt’s 19-point outing.
Scott Mazutinec drained 14 points, Gibb had 13 and Peterson, Brett Warren and Rodehutskors each scored 10.
Funa had nine rebounds and Peterson dished out another seven assists.
Friday night’s games against the Wolfpack are 6 p.m. for the women and 8 p.m. for the men.
Saturday’s game times are 5 p.m. for the women and 7 p.m. for the men.