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When the offence is struggling, the SAIT Trojans women basketball team turns to its defence to get the job done.
In the first of two Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference road games played in Caronport, Sask., against the host Briercrest College Clippers on Friday night, the Trojans emerged victorious 58 46.
not many teams in this league that can win scoring in the 50s, and we able to do it because our defense is stingy when it comes down to it, said Trojans head coach Bir Parmar, whose team has gone four straight games holding teams to below 50 points.
SAIT moves to 11 1 on the season, staying atop the ACAC South Division. Briercrest falls to 3 9.
Down three points after the first quarter, SAIT went on an 11 0 run to start the second quarter.
When halftime rolled around, SAIT led 28 21 and never let their lead slip away.
Alicia Tan (5th year, Calgary, Bachelor of Business Administration) led the Trojans with 12 points, while little sister Alexa (2nd year, Calgary, Business Administration) added 10.
Amy Gustavsen (5th year, Calgary, Pharmacy Assistant), who played for the Clippers for the past four years before coming to SAIT, scored nine points and grabbed eight rebounds in her return to Briercrest.
Moriah Williams paced the Clippers with 15 points.
The teams wrap up their weekend set Saturday at noon.
TROJANS FALL IN FOUR
The SAIT Trojans women volleyball team simply made too many errors Friday night.
After taking the opening set, the Trojans dropped the next three as they fell 3 1 (23 25, 25 16, 25 19, 25 12) to the visiting Clippers in their ACAC contest played at the Campus Centre.
the first set, they made more errors than us, and then in the rest of the sets, we made more errors than them,
said Trojans head coach Art O a good team, and they put a lot of pressure on us. We just didn respond as well as I would have hoped. falls to 8 11 on the year, while the Clippers move to 18 1.
did some good things, O said, just not enough. And in this league, you have to do it time after time after time. service and hitting errors seemed to doom the Trojans in the final three sets of play, their defence played remarkably well against a strong hitting team.
They just couldn capitalize off of it.
had trouble scoring in transition, for sure, said O didn use our middles enough, and they just camped out on our outsides, so we have to do a better job of that. Jadyn Leong (1st year, Calgary, Business Administration) led the Trojans with eight kills.
Briercrest was led by Samantha Zacharias and her game high 20 kills.
make a few adjustments, and really, we just need to clean up our side, O added.
MOLINA SHINES IN RETURN
Everything seemed to be clicking Friday night for the SAIT Trojans men basketball team.
The Trojans seemed to score at will, as they ran away with a 117 78 victory over the host Briercrest College Clippers in the first of two ACAC games played in Caronport, Sask., this weekend.
really wanted to work on a few things, said Trojans head coach Marty Birky. pressure defense turned them over 32 times. A lot of our points came as a result of turning over the ball. moves to a perfect 12 0 on the season. Briercrest falls to 0 12.
Leading the Trojans was guard Levi Taylor (4th year, Spokane, Wash., Office Professional). He scored a game high 29 points to go along with four steals.
Teammate Nick Molina (4th year, Calgary, Business Administration) played in his first game of the season after missing his team previous 11 games with a knee injury.
points in limited minutes, Birky said glowingly. were pretty impressed His basketball IQ is impressive, so we happy to have him back. wasted little time getting back into the swing of things,
scoring 25 points 18 of those coming from behind the arc.