Saturday, 9 October 2010

Great Falls 82 Lethbridge 68 in Great Falls, Montana‏

NAIA Division I Frontier Conference member University of Great Falls Argos built a 41-29 half-time lead en route to besting Canada West's University of Lethbridge Pronghorns 82-68 Friday in Great Falls, Montana. It was the first game for both teams versus post-secondary competion.

Danhue Lawrence (6'3", 5th-year, wing) led a balanced U of L attack with 14 points. Abner Kamps (6'9", 3rd-year, post), Julian Spear Chief-Morris (6'3", 3rd-year, combo guard) and Randy Davis (6'4", 5th-year, wing) each scored a dozen markers. Quinn Van Gaalen (6'2", 3rd-year, wing) added 10, while Derek Waldner (6'7", 3rd-year, post) finished with eight.

U of L shot 47 percent from the floor and made 63 percent of charity stripe atempts. Lethbridge out rebounded Great Falls 38-34. Waldner was the top 'Horn boarder with six.

Two team stats were clearly in Great Falls' favour. U of L committed 27 turnovers to 17 for the Argos. As well, Great Falls went 5-10 from beyond the 3pt-line, while U of L finished 1-8.

U of L was assessed 25 personal fouls to 22 for the home side. In terms of free throw attemps however Great Falls took 45 shots to 30 for the Canadian visitors.

U of L's next action comes next Friday and Saturday and once again it's versus a Frontier Conference foe in Montana, as the 'Horns travel to Dillon for a double-dip versus the University of Montana-Western. On Oct. 22 and 23 U of L opens Canada West regular season play entertaining the extremely talented Trinity Western Spartans.

Lethbridge makes annual trips down into the Dakotas to meet NAIA teams as part of their pre-season schedule and last night the Horns were in Great Falls, Montana to face the Argos, a Frontier Conference (NAIA) program.  Down 41-29 at half, the Horns could not recover from 27 turnovers and a 1-8 effort from downtown, taking a 14 point loss.  Veterans 6'3" Danhue Lawrence (14 points) and 6'5" Randy Davis (12 points) led the way for Lethbridge while 6'10" newcomer Abner Kamps was a solid 5-8 from the floor and finished with 12 points as did 6'3" Julian Spearchief-Morris, making his Lethbridge debut and knocked down the 'Horns only 3 of the game.  Sharpshooting guard Zack Humphrey went 0-4 from the floor (all 3's) and did not score.

Game report from Great Falls newspaper

Derek Walkner 3-8 2-3 8, Niko Kovac 0-1 0-0 0, Randy Davis 4-8 4-8 12, Danhue Lawrance 5-8 4-7 14, J. Spearchief-Morris 5-10 1-2 12, Zack Humphrey 0-4 0-0 0, Abner Kamps 5-8 2-2 12, Wes Chapman 0-1 0-0 0, Quinn VanGaalen 2-3 6-8 10. Totals: 24-51 19-30 68.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks like the writer for this article needs a little geography lesson. Great Falls, ND??? Really.