Posted on: January 5, 2019
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack are leaving Prince George with two more losses on their record.
The WolfPack came out on the short end of both of their Canada West women’s basketball weekend series at the Charles Jago Northern Sports Centre.
On Saturday (Jan 5), the Pack fell 79-49 to the University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves. TRU has lost its last four outings and falls to 3-9 on the year. UNBC moves to 8-4 and are tied for sixth in the Canada West.
The WolfPack had only one player finish in double digits in scoring: that was Michelle Bos (5th year, guard, Surrey, BC) who had 14 points.
UNBC moved to 8-4 on the year and were led by Vasiliki Louka and Madison Landry. Louka had 19 points and 10 rebounds. Landry had 15 points. The two combined for 18 points in the first half alone.
Alina Shakirova had a big night as well for UNBC again. She was the team’s leading scorer Friday and on Saturday she was tied for the lead with 19 points.
TRU shot 16-62 from the field and were 4-25 from long range.
“The shots didn’t fall for us tonight, and unfortunately sometimes that’s just the way it goes. We’re going to hit the gym, and get our shots up to make sure this doesn’t happen again,” said Jordon Haggerty on the WolfPack’s shooting woes.
UNBC had 44 points ‘in the paint’ compared to 12 for TRU. The Timberwolves scored 24 points off turnovers while the Pack had 14.
Michelle Bos: 14 points in 29 mins
Emily Vilac: 6 points , 4 rebounds (2 each side) in 19 mins
Brooklyn Golt: 6 points, 2 rebounds in 15 mins
Vasiliki Louka: 19 points, 10 rebounds (6 def) 4 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in 29 mins
Alina Shakirova: 19 points, 4 assists, 3 steals 1 block 3 rebounds (2 def) in 25 mins
Madison Landry: 15 points, 3 assists 1 steal in 31 minutes
Maria Mongomo: 13 points, 10 rebounds (7 def) 4 assists, 2 steal, 1 block in 34 mins
SCORE BY PERIODS:
UNBC: 25 13 22 19 —79
TRU: 13 10 10 16 —49
TRU: 21 UNBC: 18
UNBC: 8-4 TRU 3-9
THEY SAID IT (post game quotes):
TRU head coach Scott Reeves:
On the Contest:
“Full credit to Prince George this weekend. They shot the ball extremely well on their home court. They were perfect from the free throw line. They had scoring from everybody. We had a real hard time stopping them defensively and ball didn’t go in the basket this weekend.”
Thompson Rivers will be on the road again next weekend (Jan 11-12) as they go to Winnipeg to face the Wesmen. TRU then returns home to the Tournament Capital Centre for the first time in 2019 on Friday, January 18 th when the will play host to the University of Regina Cougars. Tip off will be 5 pm.
The Timberwolves continue their homestand as they entertain the Manitoba Bisons.
All the above games will be shown on a pay-per-view basis on Canada West TV.
(With assistance from UNBC Sports Information Office)