A Hill too High
1/14 – The Providence basketball squad traveled south of the border this past weekend to face the MCAC’s sole American team in back-to-back games.
The Freemen entered the weekend hoping for two big wins, but instead they returned home empty-handed with an 81-75 loss on Friday night and a 67-62 loss Saturday afternoon.
In Friday’s game Providence came out strong reaching their biggest lead of the game outscoring their opponents 14-4 to start the contest. However, they allowed their opponent to sneak back into the game, and by the half Oak Hills led 38-35.
Oak Hills slowly pulled away throughout the second half accomplishing a 77-65 lead late in the game. Without giving up, the Freemen put in a strong effort to finish out the game as they went on a 10-4 run in the dying moments. Ultimately, it was still too late, and the Freemen’s mid-game inconsistencies proved all too costly as they fell 81-75 to Oak Hills.
Freemen freshman Johnathon Thompson put in 27 points (shooting 50% shooting from the field), while sophomore Chris Funk put in a double-double performance with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Oak Hills was led by a 25-point performance from Thomas Connor.
In Saturday’s match-up, the Freemen’s fate was much the same as they gave the heart-and-soul performance Providence basketball fans are now accustomed to, but once again fell just shy of a win. Oak Hills completed the weekend sweep with a 67-62 win.
The Freemen return to action next weekend when they host the University of Winnipeg College Wesmen in a back-to-back. Written by: Kaiten Critchlow
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