CALGARY, ALTA., (Feb. 8, 2019) — SAIT Trojans men's basketball coach Marty Birky liked what he saw Friday night.
He watched on as his team rolled to a 93-78 victory over the host Ambrose Lions in an all-Calgary Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) battle.
"I thought we had a better defensive energy than we've had in a while," he said. "That was our focus this past week, and it showed. There's still some holes, but overall, I was pretty happy with tonight."
SAIT's win moves their ACAC South Division-leading record to 17-1, while Ambrose falls to 12-7.
Adding to the mix was bench player Enoque Michel (1st year, Montreal, Que., Graphic Communications and Print Technology). The first-year guard seems to score well in bunches, netting 15 points in just 12 minutes of work.
"We have some good rookies who have a good future," Birky said of Michel. "We've said all year that we have the best bench in the league, so it's nice when they make a difference."
Riley Cordwell led the Lions with 14 points.
The Trojans will return to action next weekend in a tough home-and-home series with the Medicine Hat College Rattlers.