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Horns men’s basketball wins a close one

By Lethbridge Herald on October 30, 2021.

The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men’s basketball team pulled out a one-point victory, while the women’s team suffered a setback during the opening night of Canada West action.

The Horns men edged the Calgary Dinos 87-77 Friday night at the 1st Choice Savings Centre to tip off the 2021-22 season.

But the Pronghorns women’s team came out on the losing end, dropping a 81-53 decision to the Dinos.

In the men’s game, the Pronghorns outscored the Dinos 24-17 in the fourth quarter to post the win as Moreau Darlington paced Lethbridge with 30 points.

Horns veteran and 2019-20 leading scorer Chad Oviatt chipped in with the double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds.

The Pronghorns shot 27-61 from the field, 9-25 from the three-point line and 14-23 on free throws.

In the women’s game, the Dinos pounced to a 25-13 lead after the first quarter and a 44-28 lead at the half.

Savannah McMahon led the Horns with 16 points, while Jessica Zarowny added seven.

Haily Weaver grabbed seven rebounds in the loss as the Pronghorns shot 31-69 from the field and 14-39 from beyond the arc. The hosts were also 5-for-9 from the free throw line.

The teams are back at the 1st Choice Savings Centre tonight.

The women’s game is at 5 p.m. with the men to follow at 7 p.m.

In Southern Alberta High School Football League play Friday night, the Cardston Cougars defeated the Chinook Coyotes 14-0 in the Tier II Zone 1 final.

Cardston now travels to Medicine Hat Nov. 5

See the wrap-up in Tuesday’s Herald.

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