Basketball season underway

Sports Wrap

Women’s basketball

The SAIT Trojan women opened the ACAC season with an 88-63 victory against the Lethbridge College Kodiaks on Oct. 22 at Val Matteotti Gym in Lethbridge. SAIT head coach Donovan Martin says the women played a sloppy game off the start, but found their grove as they got comfortable. “The good thing is, we won by 25 points. But we still have a lot of room for improvement,” said Martin.

The women of Troy kept up the full court press on Oct. 23 beating the Lethbridge Kodiaks 67-59 at SAIT’s Campus Centre.  With seven first-year players, the women’s basketball team is still learning the ropes. “We’ve got to through all these growing pains,” said Martin. “But I have faith in them.”

Men’s basketball

The men of Troy opened the ACAC season losing 112-68 against the Lethbridge College Kodiaks on Oct. 22 in Lethbridge. SAIT men’s head coach Mike Stevens said the Kodiaks were more pumped up than his players.  “Unfortunately, tonight they were jacked … and we weren’t,” said Stevens.  With a disheartening start to the season, SAIT men’s head coach Mike Stevens has high hopes for the rest of the season.

The Trojan men fell short again losing 87-72 against the Kodiaks on Oct. 23 at Campus Centre gym. Despite the score board, head coach Mike Stevens says it’s not lack of talent. “But as the saying goes, hard work beats talent if talent stops working hard.”

–Compiled by Jenna Prance

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