WolfPack women’s basketball kicks off 2018 with series at UVIC

  Posted on: January 4, 2018

Michelle Bos leads the WolfPack in points per game (Andrew Snucins photo)

It’s back to work for the TRU WolfPack women’s basketball team. The WolfPack will try and build on a successful first half of the Canada West season as they pay a visit to the University of Victoria Vikes this weekend.

The teams will play Friday and Saturday (Jan 5-6) at the CARSA Performance Gym. TRU enters the second half of the season in seventh place with Victoria standing eighth.

After the weekend series, the WolfPack will return home to entertain the University of Fraser Valley Cascades on the Warner Rentals court at the Tournament Capital Centre. (Jan 12-13).

Game Information:

Date: Fri Jan 5/Sat Jan 6 Time: 6 pm/ 5 pm
Location: CARSA Performance Gym, University of Victoria
TRU Record: 7-5 (3-2 in their last 5 games, 4-2 on the road this year).
Victoria Record: 6-4 (2-3 in last 5 games, 2-2 at home this year)

Important Game Notes:

Kristy Gallagher of the Vikes stands fifth in the Canada West in points per game (17.7). The WolfPack are led in scoring by Michelle Bos (4th year, guard, Surrey, BC) who is averaging 11.6 points per game. Chelsey Hoey (3rd year, forward, Parksville, BC) leads the team in rebounds averaging 6.2 per game.

Thoughts from WolfPack head coach Scott Reeves:

1. Thoughts on how the second half of the season is going to play out ?We have put ourselves in the playoff hunt and that was our goal at the beginning of the year. We will have to be prepared and be able to win some games on the road if we hope to stay in the hunt.

2. Tough opponent off the bat with the University of Victoria. What are your thoughts on the weekend? They will be a tough match-up for us. They can score and put defensive pressure on you to make good decisions.

3. How do your teams match up on paper? They have multiple scorers like we do. They can score in transition, from the perimeter and inside. Our scout needs to be on point and followed.

4. When you look at your team, you literally had a ‘team effort’ in the first half of the year with different players leading you each night. Is that what you are anticipating happening in the second half? Yes, we have multiple people that can step up each night

5. To the casual observer, it would seem as if your first year players made a quick adjustment to Canada West play and life as a university student athlete. What do you attribute that to? They had good coaching in high school that prepared them for University life.

If you can’t make the game/match: watch online (pay per view) at www.canadawesttv.ca

Home game/match highlights will be available by logging onto www.gowolfpack.tru.ca


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