WolfPack women’s basketball fall to Vikes in Victoria

  Posted on: January 5, 2018

Michelle Bos at foul line (AP Shutter photo)

A third quarter let down contributed to the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack dropping their first game of 2018 in Canada West women’s basketball.

Playing Friday (Jan 5) in Victoria, the WolfPack fell 83-65 to the host Vikes.   TRU was down six at the half as they fall to 7-6 on the season.

SYNOPSIS

The Vikes were up 22-15 after the first quarter. The Pack cut the deficit to six by half time (down 40-34). The WolfPack won the second and fourth quarters (19-18 and 20-17).   TRU’s main offensive weapon was Shenise Sigsworth (5th year, forward, Kamloops, BC) with 18 points. Michelle Bos (4th year, guard, Surrey, BC) added 15 points.

Victoria’s main gunner was Amira Giannattasio with 17 points while Haily Weaver contributed 15 points and Aleah Ashlee chipped in with 13.

TRU out defensive rebounded Victoria 27-26 in the ball game.

KEY STATS:

THOMPSON RIVERS

Shenise Sigsworth: 18 points, 8 rebounds (7 def), 2 assists, 1 block: 29 minutes

Michelle Bos: 15 points, 4 rebounds (2 each way), 1 assist: 24 minutes

Makayla Hoey:9 points , 2 defensive rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal: 18 minutes

Emily Vilac: 8 points, 2 offensive rebounds: 25 minutes

 

VICTORIA:

Amira Giannattasio: 17 points 3 rebounds (2 offensively), 20 minutes

Haily Weaver: 15 points, 12 rebounds (7 defensively, 1 steal: 28 minutes

Aleah Ashlee: 13 points, 5 revounds (4 offensively), 2 steals, 2 assists: 26 minutes

Kristy Gallagher: 8 points, 7 rebounds (6 defensively), 8 assists, 1 steal: 29 minutes

 

 

SCORE BY PERIODS:

UVIC:   22   18   26   17 – 83

TRU:     15   19   11   20 – 65

TURNOVERS:

TRU: 18   UVIC :8

REBOUNDS:

UVIC: 44 (26 defensively)   TRU: 37 (27 defensively)

 

RECORDS:

TRU       7-8               UVIC: 7-4

QUOTES:

TRU head coach Scott Reeves:

On the Contest: “ We gave up way too many offensive rebounds tonight. We didn’t follow our scouting report and turned the ball over a ton. They capitalized on those turnovers to the tune of 21 offensive points to our five points off of turnovers. That was a huge difference in the game.”

UP NEXT:

The WolfPack will close out their weekend series with the Vikes tomorrow (Saturday Jan 6). They then will return home to face the University of Fraser Valley Cascades for a pair of games on January 12-13th. Both will be played on the Warner Rentals Court at the Tournament Capital Centre.

Friday night’s game (Jan 12), will be the 97.5River “Free flow free throw” competition.

The above games can be seen on a pay per view basis on www.Canadawest.tv.com .

 

 

 

     

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