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Wesmen score big, but fall short to Pronghorns

Narcisse Ambanza had 25 points Friday in a loss to the Lethbridge Pronghorns. (Kelly Morton/Wesmen Athletics file)
Narcisse Ambanza had 25 points Friday in a loss to the Lethbridge Pronghorns. (Kelly Morton/Wesmen Athletics file)

The Winnipeg Wesmen men's basketball team put up a season-high for points, but is still looking for its first win of 2018-19.

Narcisse Ambanza had 25 points on 11-for-14 shooting -- and added six steals and five assists -- but it wasn't enough in a 103-99 loss to the Lethbridge Pronghorns Friday in a University of Manitoba tournament. 

Ambanza also had eight rebounds as the Wesmen fell to 0-3 in the non-conference season.

Winnipeg had four other players in double figures, with Sean Tarver scoring 19 to go with seven rebounds, and Don Dayrit notching a career-high 17 points on 6 of 8 shooting from the field, including 5-for-7 from three. Adam Benrabah added 15 off the bench and Joseph Medrano added 10.

The Wesmen took a 21-17 lead after a quarter and maintained a four-point edge into halftime (46-42) and through three quarters (73-69).

Mike Pierzchala had 25 points to lead five players in double figures for the Pronghorns, who scored 103 points for the second straight night. On Thursday in Brandon, Lethbridge beat the Bobcats 103-86. Zac Overwater had 21, Eric Pierce dropped 20, Colton Gibb scored 13 and Awak Piom 12.

The Wesmen return to play Saturday with a 3 p.m. tip against the OUA's York Lions. 

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