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Pilots Flight Report: Men’s Basketball - January 18 & 19

Monday, January 21, 2019

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Pilots Flight Report: Men’s Basketball - January 18 & 19
The Pilots hit the road to Ellendale, ND for the last road trip before the playoffs! The Pilots were looking to bounce back after the two home loses last weekend against the Trinity Bible College Lions.

Game #1
GAME: Providence Pilots vs Trinity Bible College Lions
SCORE: 83-87 Loss
DATE: Jan. 18
LOCATION: Ellendale, ND

#8 DeMar Kraus: 21 pts
#12 Kendall Perpall: 23 pts – 12 rbs

Game #2
GAME: Providence Pilots vs Trinity Bible College Lions
SCORE: 94-82 Win
DATE: Jan.19
LOCATION: Ellendale, ND

#12 Kendall Perpall: 33 pts – 9 rbs – 8 steals
#4 Cash Blanca: 19 pts – 4 steals

The team did great this weekend. The first lost Friday night was tough, we did well for the first 30 minutes but 10 minutes of bad momentum in Offense and Defense opened a gap for the Lions that they used to win the game. One particular player on the Lions team, number 1, scored 42 pts during the game, costing us the victory in the last minutes of the game.
Frustrated to lose again but ready to bring a new energy to compete, the guys entered in game #2 with a different mindset. Stronger on both side of the court, Kendall Perpall lead the team by example and scored 20 of his 33 pts in the first 7 minutes of the game! Using the energy of the bench and a strong team defence, the team kept the same tempo all game long, showing that when they play together, they can accomplish a lot. Now we are turning our focus on CMU for our last home game of the season next Friday.

After a tough first loss on Friday we were focused and knew what we had to do as a team on Saturday. Coach made the right play to switch our defence to contain the paint and force Trinity to take a different approach against us. It was evident that everyone was on the same page to get the win that we needed. Early on in the game an excellent run from Senior guard Kendall Perpall should be noted as it gave us a comfortable lead in the first half. The defensive intensity on the court along with energy that the bench supported fueled us to keep the lead until the very end,
Even through some foul trouble we were able to stay aggressive as a team throughout the second half.
This weekend was so good for team chemistry in order for us to see our potential and figure things out before playoffs. We are ready and hungry! - Braxton Phommarath 

NEXT UP: Providence Pilots against CMU Blazers
DATE: Jan. 25
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.