Broncos toppled by Trojans

Olds College Sports Information
January 26, 2019

OLDS, Alta. - The Olds College enjoyed a solid first half, but couldn't withstand the offensive onslaught from the SAIT Trojans in the second half as they fell 109-76, settling for a split of the weekend.

The game was a rematch of Friday's tightly-contested affair, where the Broncos won 81-80 in Calgary to hand SAIT their first loss of the season.

Karan Gill led the Broncos (5-10) with 17 points and four assists to be named The Pit BBQ Broncos Player of the Game, while Linden Jackson contributed 16 points, six rebounds and six assists off the bench, and Terence Crisostomo added 16 points of his own.

John Smith lit up the scoresheet for the Trojans (14-1), finishing with a season-high 42 points, including 10 three-pointers as he earned SAIT's player of the game honours. Nicholas Molina also enjoyed a solid evening for SAIT, finishing with 18 points, four rebounds and three assists.

The Broncos enjoyed a strong start to the game, opening up a 20-11 lead just over seven minutes in. However, SAIT pushed back with a 9-2 run, cutting the Olds College lead to 22-20 through one quarter.

The second saw more of the same as both teams traded points and momentum, with the Trojans taking a slim 45-44 lead into the locker room at halftime.

In a game of two halves, SAIT came out firing to start the third quarter, opening with an 11-3 run spanning 1:41, then closing on a 15-2 run over a 3:50 span to end the frame up 81-62, punctuated by a buzzer-beating three from Molina.

The Broncos have a bye next week, as they host the Red Deer College Queens on Friday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m., while SAIT will host the St. Mary's University Lightning on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m.