Basketball News Update
On Friday and Saturday this past weekend, the Providence basketball teams had their work cut out for them as they took on the Trinity Lions. For the women’s side, Friday’s game started slow for the Lady Freemen as Trinity knocked down big three point shots and dominated in the post. Providence coming off a 6 hour drive showed tired legs and had trouble scoring, eventually losing 87-36. Top stat getters for the game were Brynn Swan (Edmonton, Alberta) with 14 points and 13 rebounds; and Elena Rempel (Niverville, MB) with 8 points 6 rebounds.
Last night (Tuesday, December 6), the men’s team traveled to ACC (Brandon, MB) and had one of their most exciting game finishes of the semester. Down 63-69 in the remaining minute and a half of the game, Johnathan Thompson (Nassau Bahamas) was fouled on a three point play and Brennan Foidart (Killarney, MB) also went to the line for free throws to try and close the gap. Unfortunately, ACC maintained the lead and ended plus 2 with a score of 70-68.
Next home action is Wednesday, December 7th as the teams take on the Red River Rebels at 6pm (women) and 8pm (men). After these games, basketball will commence again in January for the second half of the season.
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