April 12th, 2024

Horns learn valuable lessons in losses to UBC

By Lethbridge Herald on November 7, 2023.

By Justin Seward

Lethbridge Herald

The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s basketball team took a valuable learning lessons out of their season opening losses this past weekend at the UBC Thunderbirds to work on this week ahead of their home opener on Friday.

The Horns lost 68-57 and 75-50 on Friday and Saturday respectively.

“Yeah, I think those first two games on the road were a quick reminder for us the importance of taking care of the ball and how important that is,” said Dave Waknuk,  Horn women’s team head coach.

“I think we felt like we battled tough on both days, probably battled better on Friday.”

UBC tends to be a strong program to face.

“And for us to go on the road and play a good team, I think it showed things that we have to keep working on, and keep growing on and trying to get better at,” said Waknuk.

“So I think it was a good test for us and again some things actually showed quite well. We’re happy with some of the things but it’s obvious that we still have some things to work on as we go into the next week.”

The Horns are looking for different ways to score in preparation for the home-opening weekend with UBCO this weekend.

“I think obviously we’re defending pretty well but I think we want to increase our offence and see that improve,” said Waknuk.

“And then two is just again taking care of the basketball (and) bringing down the team turnover number. I think we were at 40 on Saturday (and) you can’t win games that way. So for us, it’s trying to make better plays (and) better decisions against competition.”

On UBCO, Waknuk said they play very up tempo with a lot of pace.

“They’re a very aggressive team,” said Waknuk.

“So I think we have to be ready to defend  (and) ready to try to find our pace of play as well against them.”

Meanwhile, U of L’s men’s team loss 98-76 and 88-62 on Friday and Saturday respectively to UBC.


The Lethbridge College Kodiaks men’s volleyball team improved to 3-0 on the season after a three-set win (25-18, 25-17, 25-21) over the University of Alberta- Augustana Vikings on  Saturday.

The women’s team fell to 0-3 on the season after being swept in three sets  (26-24, 25-18. 25-20) by the Vikings.

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