The Winnipeg Wesmen trailed just once all night and won for the fourth time in five outings Friday, knocking off the Lethbridge Pronghorns 73-58 in a key Canada West clash at the David F. Anderson Gymnasium.
The Wesmen, coming off a thrilling overtime win last weekend at Saskatchewan, gave up the game's first bucket, but gave up very little after that, outscoring Lethbridge (3-2) 22-10 in the first quarter and taking a 46-28 lead into halftime.
The Wesmen led by as many as 24 in the first half, and watched as the Pronghorns trimmed the lead to 12 in the third quarter before a Billy Yaworsky three stopped an 11-3 LU run late in the quarter and pushed the lead back to 15.
Sean Tarver and Narcisse Ambanza both finished with 14 on the night to lead all Winnipeg scorers and Yaworsky had a career-high 13 with five rebounds.
Elliott Sentance led Lethbridge with a game-high 21, and Dejon Burdeaux added 13.
Winnipeg improved to 4-1 on the season and stayed in the top three in the Canada West in the process.
The two teams meet up again Saturday (7 p.m.).