Saturday, 7 November 2009

Regina 81, Lethbridge 77

Courtesy of our Western correspondent.... also an excellent game story from Lethbridge Herald

Big road win, in front of an announced crowd of 863 for the Regina Cougars (1-0, Canada West) playing without starting 2-guard Jeff Lukomski who is away on football duties.

Regina led 17-11, 36-27 and 58-51 by quarters. The game was tied in the third quarter. Lethbridge (0-3 Canada West) got within one point in the last two minutes.

Key player for Regina was 6-1", 2nd-year, 2-guard Sterling Nostedt who came off the bench to hit four treys. He finished with 16 points. Fifth-year starters Jamal Williams and Paul Schubach added 14 points apiece. Freshman point guard Darius Mole had a solid 11-point, 4 assist outing, hooking up Williams multiple times on slipped screens.

Danhue Lawrence and Rob Cooper led Lethbridge with 18 points apiece. Jeff Price and Derek Waldner were in double-digits with 12 and 11 respectively.

Regina shot 41.1 percent from the floor, while Lethbridge continued early-season percentage woes at 35.3. Lethbridge outrebounded Regina 53-47, while both teams had 17 turnovers.

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