Posted on: November 30, 2017
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s basketball team are hoping to give their fans an early Christmas present. The WolfPack are hosting the University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves Friday and Saturday (Dec 1-2) at the Tournament Capital Centre.
They are hoping to get at least one victory to make their fans happy.
Date: Fri Dec 1/Sat Dec 2 Time: 8 pm/7 pm PDT
Location: Warner Rentals Court: Tournament Capital Centre, Kamloops, BC
TRU Record: 3-7 Last 5 Games: 1-4 won last game at Mount Royal 65-61 last Saturday
UNBC Record: 4-6 Last 5 Games: 2-3 swept MacEwan last weekend
Important Game Notes:
Micheal Rouault (3rd year, guard, Vernon, BC) is third in the Canada West in rebounds per game (9.3) and leads Canada West in ‘double double’ games (7).
This weekend, the WolfPack are doing a food, shoe and sock drive. Anyone who brings a non-perishable food item, new socks or gently used pair of shoes to our games vs UNBC will get in free. The donated items will go to local charities including the TRU Student Food Bank.
Thoughts from WolfPack head coach Scott Clark:
3-7 record is misleading: “ I think we should be at least a game better. I think a couple of times we let games slip away. We had some injuries and issues but I feel the last few games we have played better. We are only 1-3 but Lethbridge is a good ball club and so is Mount Royal. I was happy for the guys with their efforts on Saturday. They were rewarded with the win. I hope we will continue to play good basketball and get some results.
On UNBC this weekend: “Todd (head coach Graham) does a really good job and has them doing what they have to do. They play hard. Every year he does a great job. We will have to be ready to play hard again and compete. If we do, we have a chance for things to go well for us.”
On Mike Rouault’s first half: “ He has worked hard. He did a great job in terms of his preparation. His fitness, strength and skill development. He has worked hard but so too have the other veterans. Lots of the returning guys have done that. Joe Davis, Luke Morris. They deserve success becasuse they have worked hard for it.”
Players to Watch:
Vaggelis Loukas (4th year, forward, Athens, Greece): averages 9.8 points per game. Had 21 points and 17 rebounds on Nov 25th at MacEwan.
Marcus MacKay (5th year, guard, Terrace, BC):second on team averaging 13.4 points per game. Had 11 points and 10 rebounds Nov 4th at Trinity Western.
Jovan Leamy (4th year, guard, Toronto, ON) leads UNBC in scoring averaging 13.6 points per game
Volva Pluzhnikov (2nd year, guard, Kharkiv, UKR): averaging 12.2 points per game. Had 13 points and 10 ass9sts at MacEwan last weekend (Nov 25)
Joe Davis (3rd year, forward, Kamloops, BC): has had three double double performances this year: (Nov 17-18 vs Lethbridge-14 points and 11 rebounds along with 15 points and 10 rebounds. He added 16 points and 14 rebounds last Saturday (Nov 25) at Mount Royal. He leads the team in scoring aveaging 14 points per game.
Luke Morris (5th year, forward, Mission, BC): has also had three double double games this year (Nov 5 at UBCO: 14 points, 11 boards. Nov 17 vs Lethbridge: 14 points and 12 rebounds along with 15 points and 12 rebounds last Saturday (Nov 25) at Mount Royal.
Michael Rouault: seven double double performances: the most being 15 points and 10 rebounds. He did that twice (Nov 5 th at UBCO and Nov 17 at home to Lethbridge).
Tyus De Vries (1st year, guard, Chilliwack, BC): tied for third in Canada West with 3 point FG made (6). He did it Nov 18th vs Lethbridge. He is fourth in 3 point percentage (.600) vs Lethbridge in that same game.
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