Posted on: January 4, 2018
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s basketball team will hop the ferry to Victoria for the start of the second half of the 2017-18 Canada West regular season.
The ‘Pack will visit the University of Victoria Vikes on Friday and Saturday (Jan 5-6). They then will return home to entertain the University of Fraser Valley Cascades on January 12-13th.
Date: Fri Jan 5/Sat Jan 6 Time: 8 pm/7 pm
Location: CARSA Performance Gym, University of Victoria
TRU Record: 5-7 10th in Canada West (3-2 in last 5 games, 2-4 on road this year)
UVIC Record: 6-4 seventh in Canada West (1-4 in last 5 games, 3-1 at home this year)
Important Game Notes:
Luke Morris (5th year, forward, Mission, BC) stands fifth in Canada West going into the second half of the season in rebounds. He averages 8.8 per game. Victoria’s Justin Kinnear (4th year, forward, Montreal QC) is second in the league in field goal per cent 96.0) while Jason Skully (2nd year, guard, Victoria, BC) of the Vikes is third in the Canada West in three point percent (47.1).
Former WolfPack guard Trent Monkman (Smithers, BC) is red shirting with Victoria after transferring there in the off season.
Thoughts from WolfPack head coach Scott Clark:
On Victoria: “It is a tough challenge. Victoria is always a quality basketball team. They are well coached and have a great tradition. It is a tough place to play. They have had some quality wins including beating number two ranked Alberta before Christmas. We have to play good basketball in order to get a result.”
On second half schedule: “We play four games at home and four on the road with a bye after week two. We have to take it weekend by weekend and do the best job we can in our preparation.”
What is he expecting from his team in second half? “I feel our team has gotten better. I am sure everyone at this time of year says that. It is something we talk about a lot. The team that continues to get better each week will be the one that is tough to beat come playoff time. That is what we are trying to do-get better so we are playing our best basketball.”
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