Campus Life

Horns face semi-pro team

The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men's basketball team will play one more game before the Christmas break this week, hosting the Calgary Crush in an exhibition contest Wednesday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m. at the 1st Choice Savings Centre gym.

The Crush is the newest entry in the American Basketball Association (ABA), and will be part of the fast-growing Pacific Northwest Division. The Crush played in their first action this past weekend in Los Angeles but a result has not yet been posted.

Canada West basketball fans will notice some familiar faces in the Crush line-up, with four former Canada West players on the team's inaugural roster. Headlining the former Canada West players is Josh Whyte, who was named the Canada West and CIS player of the year in 2010 as a member of the UBC Thunderbirds. The Calgary native was also a multiple time Canada West all-star.

Three former Calgary Dinos will also be suiting up for the Crush, including John Raid (1999-2004), Chris Wright (2001-2006) and Robbie Sihota (2005-10).

The 'Horns (4-4 in Canada West play) will return to conference action Jan. 6-7, heading out on the road to face Trinity Western and Fraser Valley.

Admission for Wednesday's exhibition game is free for students and $5 for Adults.