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Pilots face rival CMU
2017-11-22

by Naaman Sturrup

After facing Canadian Mennonite University Blazers in back-to-back games last week, the Providence Pilots men’s basketball team split their games, while the women lost both.
 
In the women’s games, the Pilots were able to maintain good defensive games, holding CMU to 63 and 59 total points respectively. However, not many offensive chances were created, which led to their downfall. Taylor Goodbrandson and Alena Collier led the way with 12 points each.
 
Head coach Joel Coursey exclaims that they are striving to be better, and they will learn from these losses. “Everyday is a part of the learning process and last week was no different” he states. “We know we need to improve, we need to get better.”

In men’s action, the Pilots lost their opening matchup 93-77. After the loss, the Pilots recouped and won their second game 100-77. After trailing at halftime in their second game, the Pilots rallied to score 60 points in the second half.

In their win, Jordan Lawson led the way with 26 points and 6 steals, and Kendall Perpall added 21 points and 7 boards.

Coach Tim Friesen comments after Saturday's game,  “Friday night was a rough shooting night for a usually high powered offensive team. That got us a little discouraged, which caused us to lose our defensive intensity. Today however we pushed through a tough first quarter and kept the defensive pressure up the entire game. We were able to generate 24 steals over the course of the game which also fueled our transition game. I’m really proud of the way the guys rebounded from the night before. I’m looking forward to today's effort becoming the norm for the Pilots.”

Next up, the Pilots will face Red River College at home November 25.

         

 
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