Monday, November 12, 2018
Pilots Flight Report: Men Basketball November 9-10
After a week off the Pilots were back home to play back to back games against Red River College, one at Home and one Away.
GAME: Providence Pilots (2-5) vs. Red River College Rebels (1-1)
SCORE: Win 90-80
DATE: November 9, 2018
LOCATION: Otterburne, MB
PILOTS KEY CONTRIBUTORS:
Waedon Dueck: 12 pts – 7 RBS – 2 ST
DeMar Krauss: 20 pts – 3 RBS
Cash Blanca: 16 pts – 3 RBS – 3 ST
GAME: Providence Pilots (3-5) vs. Red River College Rebels (1-2)
SCORE: Loss 54-72
DATE: November 10, 2018
LOCATION: Winnipeg, MB
PILOTS KEY CONTRIBUTORS:
Jordan Lawson: 19 pts – 6 RBS – 3 ST
Christopher Dick: 8 pts – 11 RBS – 3 ST
FROM THE COACH: We played our home opener against Red River Friday night. This game has been a good example of what the guys are able to do when they play together on the court. Everybody was sharing the ball and searched for the great shot. During the games I’ve seen determination to stay in the lead, even when the Rebels rose their level to come back in the game. The team has done a great job in handling the pressure and showed how much the fans help give us energy. Going to Winnipeg the next day to play the same team, we knew that it was not going to be easy. But we fell in the trap of over confidence after a win. Red River came back stronger on the court, and gave the guys a lot of trouble to play our game. As a coach I think that it’s a good lesson, nothing it’s easy in sport, especially when you play the same time in a back to back games. Every game is different and we need to learn how to increase our focus and determination in these situations. Mental preparation is key and we going to need a lot for our next road trip.
PLAYER’S VIEW: Cash Blanca – Team Captain: After a week off, we came out strong against Red River. Also thanks to the great support from our home fans as they kept our energy up all game. Although we finished the weekend with a loss, we showed our true potential, we showed character and grit, and had fun playing in front of our crowd. As we continue to progress as a team, we need to find a way to stay consistent in back to back games, as it is tough to beat the same opponent twice, We now get the opportunity to continue our growth as a family, as we travel down to the Iowa and Missouri for tree tough regional games.
NEXT UP: Providence Pilots (3-6) vs. Faith Baptist Bible College Eagles (0-0)
DATE: November 15, 2018
LOCATION: Ankeny, IA