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Pilots Flight Report: Men's Basketball December 1-2

Monday, December 3, 2018

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Pilots Flight Report: Men’s Basketball

Pilots basketball were in the USA this weekend as the team traveled to Oak Hills Christian College in Bemidji, MN. After a couple of loses, the Men’s basketball team was looking to bounce back at Oak Hills Chrisitan College this weekends but came up short on both games.


Game #1
GAME: Providence Pilots (4-11) vs Oak Hills Chrisitan College Wolfpack (1-10)
SCORE: L 89-81
DATE: December 1, 2018
LOCATION: Bemidji, MN

PILOTS KEY CONTRIBUTORS: 
#6 Jordan Lawson – 22 pts – 11 rbs – 3 Assists
#8 DeMar Kraus – 21 pts (6 on 13 3pts) – 8 rbs

Game #2
GAME: Providence Pilots (4-12) vs Oak Hills Chrisitan College Wolfpack (2-11)
SCORE: L 99-91 OT
DATE: December 2, 2018
LOCATION: Bemidji, MN

PILOTS KEY CONTRIBUTORS:
#6 Jordan Lawson – 27 pts – 10 Assists – 6 rbs
#9 Eric Klassen (first time starter) – 15 pts – 5 rbs
#2 Chris Dick – 17 pts – 13 rbs

FROM THE COACH:

Both games were tough games to play.
In the first game, they took the advantage quickly, making us struggle to defend and to find shots against a zone 2-3 locking the key. Finding a couple of 3 pts, DeMar Kraus led the team back in the game and forced our opponent to switch to a man to man defence to stop our shooters. The score was tied for about five times, but our mistakes in defence cost us too many points, and Oak Hills took the lead in the first game of the series.
Looking to come back stronger on Sunday, we entered in the game better than the first one. It was a more defensive game for both teams as the score at the half was 37-38. We battle to win the game before the end and we lead with 5 minutes before the end with a comfortable amount of points. But Oak Hills launched a comeback and a lot of turnovers from our guards (22 vs 13 for the Wolfpack) gave them some easy points on fast break situations. We had a ball to win the game at 81-81 and 5 seconds to play, but we failed in finding the shot and had to go in over time. The first 2 minutes of the overtime was just back to back baskets for both teams, but eventually, Oak Hills took the lead by 5 pts with 1 minute to play and couldn't make the come back.
That’s two difficult loses to handle for us as we were looking to bounces after three tied games two weeks ago. We’re going to make the adjustments that we need in our game to offer a great performance against AFLBS at home next weekend.

PLAYER’S VIEW: Waedon Dueck
We put up a tough fight this weekend, and made some improvements in the second game to adapt to the adverse conditions. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t enough to achieve the outcome we were hoping for. We fought hard, so we’ll just have to fight even harder as we move forward with the rest of the season.

NEXT UP: Providence Pilots (4-13) vs. AFLBS
DATE: Dec 8 and 9
LOCATION: Otterburne, MB

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Author - Tory Walker

Tory Walker

Coordinator of Athletics Information

Tory serves as the Coordinator of Athletics Information and the Head Coach for Women's Soccer.