Posted on: October 27, 2018
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack are coming out of the opening weekend of Canada West women’s basketball action with back to back losses.
The WolfPack were in Abbotsford, meeting up with the University of Fraser Valley Cascades and dropped both ends of the weekend series. On Saturday (Oct 27), Fraser Valley dumped the visiting WolfPack 58-44.
Thompson Rivers was led by second year guard Jordon Haggarty. The native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan had 13 points, 11 rebounds and two steals.
Fraser Valley was led for the second straight night by Taylor Claggett. She had 19 points and eight rebounds.
The WolfPack were down 24-18 after the first quarter and trailed 37-28 at the half. Thompson Rivers offense sputtered in the second half. They scored only 16 points: nine in the third quarter and seven in the fourth quarter.
TRU did score eight points off turnovers in comparison to five for UFV.
Jordon Haggerty: 13 points, 11 rebounds (8 defensively), 2 steals
Leilani Carney: 12 points, 2 steals, 2 rebounds
Michelle Bos: 6 points, 6 rebounds (5 defensively)
Taylor Claggett: 19 points, 8 rebounds (6 defensively)
Amanda Thompson: 16 points, 6 rebounds (5 defensivley)
SCORE BY PERIODS:
UFV: 24 13 12 9 —58
TRU: 18 10 9 7 —44
UFV 18 TRU 16
UFV: 40: 30 on defense
TRU: 37: 24 on defense
TRU 0-2 UFV: 2-0
THEY SAID IT (post game quotes):
TRU head coach Scott Reeves:
On the Contest:
“ I have to give full credit to Fraser Valley this weekend. They came in with a game plan. They were excited to play in their home opener. They shot the ball well on both nights. They deserved the win. We have to get back to the drawing board, work harder in practice, get more shots up and start to push each other to get better.”
The WolfPack return home for a bye week and to prepare for their home opener on Friday, November 9th. The opposition will be the University of Victoria Vikes. Tip off at the Warner Rentals court will be 5 pm at the Tournament Capital Centre. Fraser Valley will be on the road next weekend (Nov 2-3) in Saskatoon against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies .
All the above games will be shown on a pay-per-view basis on Canada West TV.