Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Pilots Flight Report: Men's Basketball - February 27
The Pilots Men's Basketball team ended their season competing in the NCCAA North Region tournament. The Pilots faced north region rival the Maranatha Baptist University Sabercats and came up short losing 82-94!
GAME: Providence Pilots Vs Maranatha Sabercats
LOCATION: Ellendal, ND
PILOTS KEY CONTRIBUTORS:
#6 Jordan Lawson: 34 pts - 8 Rebs - 5 Ast - 3 Stl
#5 Joshua Armstrong: 24 pts - 4 Rebs - 1 Ast - 1 Stl
FROM THE COACH: Nobody ever wants to end their season on a loss. Unfortunately, in basketball, there is always a winner and a loser. Entering our last potential game against Maranatha, we knew we had to play like if there is no tomorrow, to throw everything we had into the game. The first half was a back and forth between both teams, Maranatha answering points for points and managed to get to the break with a small 2 points lead. Going to the locker room, I told the guys that we were doing a good job, but we needed to find more offensive solutions. Joshua Armstrong and Jordan Lawson were the only players scoring, combining 70% of our team points in the first half! But we struggled to find more points in the second half. Limited by an early 4 fouls, Lawson had to slow down his game in defence, giving more room to the Sabercats to attack us. Our defence on their bigs cost us a lot as they found points in the paint. Finally, we were unable to find our new offensive solutions in the second half, only 2 players finished the game with 2 digits numbers. It has been a long season, we certainly didn’t achieve what we wanted as a group, but this season has witnessed the rise of a new generation of players for our program, players like Bryant Smith, Lucas Mack or Blake Garing and Joshua Armstrong showing tons of potential for the seasons to come. I’m also excited to see Andrew Winslow getting more comfortable towards the end on the court. We all decided that we wanted the next one the be better, whatever better means. It is now time for us to enter the off-season, sign a couple of recruits to strength up the roster and start getting ready for the next chapter of our book. - Pierre Dubreuil
“Unfortunately we didn’t end the season the way we hoped. Going into our regional tournament we were really looking to bounce back from the NIAC championship to catch a win against Maranatha. Sadly, we weren’t able to stop them and we took another loss.
With this kind of an end to the season, we immediately started thinking about next year and what we can do to not let it happen again. It was a fin season full of great memories, and even though we didn’t win a championship, it will be a season to remember." - Waedon Dueck
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