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Pilots Defeat Broncos in ACAC Men’s Basketball Exhibition

The Prairie College Pilots men’s basketball team hosted the Olds College Broncos (ACAC) in an exhibition game on Saturday September 21st at the Rick Down Athletic Centre on the campus of Prairie College.

Coach Petroziello’s squad led nearly from start to finish in a 111- 94 victory. The Pilots trailed only once by 2 points at the 9:51 mark in the 1st quarter. Their largest lead was 19 points early in the 3rd quarter. 

“I am pleased with the manner in which we competed,” said Petroziello. “There was a great energy in the building and we want to recognize and thank the alumni, students, staff, and community members who came to support us. In just our second game together, we moved the ball well and trusted the pass in the latter stages of the game in a way that continued to generate good shots down the stretch. We aren’t pleased giving up 94pts so we will continue working defensively as that is to be a cornerstone of our program’s identity.”

Quarter scoring stats

1st Quarter  PC 25 OC 22

2nd Quarter PC37 OC 28

3rd Quarter PC 28 OC 25

4th Quarter PC 21 OC 19

4 of the 5 Men’s starting lineup contributed in double figure scoring. 

Emmanuel Ansah (JR – Mississauga, ON) – 30 points

Sina Hashemi (SO – Port Moody, BC) – 20 points

Houston Shackleford (JR, Kansas City, KS) – 20 points

Jordan Biggar (FR – Toowoomba, QLD) – 20 points

Next up for the team are a set of road games this upcoming weekend vs. two 2019 ACAC North Division playoff teams. On Friday September 27th the Pilots play Lakeland College in Lloydminster. Tip off time is 6:00pm. The following day, Saturday September 28th, the team will be Camrose to play the University of Alberta, Augustana. This game will be at 8:00pm.

The Pilots will host an ACAC exhibition tournament over Thanksgiving weekend in the RDAC. Teams from across Alberta will be in Three Hills for games October 11-13. Full schedule details will be released closer to the event.

For more information on Pilots Athletics, please contact David Petroziello, Director of Sport and Recreation: david.petroziello@prairie.edu / 403.443.5511


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