Friday, 30 October 2009

UBC 71, Trinity Western 44

Excerpted from the Vancouver Sun... The UBC men — Canadian finalists last year — also got their conference schedule off on a winning note with a surprisingly one-sided 71-44 triumph over Trinity Western. It’s a continuation of a hot rivalry that saw the T-Birds down the Spartan men last season in a hard-fought Pacific Division final.

“We got a couple of really great defensive quarters,” said T-Bird coach Kevin Hanson. “We really made them work for every point tonight.”

The T-Birds held last year’s CIS player of the year Jacob Doerksen to just nine points.

“We showed him a bunch of different looks tonight and it really paid off for us,” said Hanson.

Josh Whyte and Blain LaBranche each had 16 points to lead the UBC offence.

**** First Half Capsule: Josh Whyte has controlled the game for the most part and the Birds "d" has made things difficult for the inexperienced Spartans backcourt as the Big 3 of Calvin Westbrook (4 points), Tyrell Mara (3 points) and reigning Moser Award winner Jacob Doerksen (2 point) have been held in check as UBC leads by 21 at halftime before a boisterous crowd in Vancouver.

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