WolfPack women’s basketball opens up trip to Langley with setback

  Posted on: January 26, 2018

Leilani Carney and Michelle Bos (Scott Stewart.TWU photo)

The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s basketball are still looking to taste sweet victory in the calendar year 2018.

TRU dropped its fifth straight game in Canada West action as they fell to the number 10 ranked Trinity Western Spartans in Langley, BC on Friday (Jan 26). The score was 80-49.

Kayla Gordon (Prince George, B.C.) officially became TWU’s all-time career points leader as she earned the first two points of the game and finished the night with 14 points for a now program-leading 1,126 points. Gordon surpassed Spartan alum Holly Strom who had 1,112 career points.

SYNOPSIS

The WolfPack trailed 20-7 after the first quarter and were behind 44-18 at the half. After three quarters, the Spartans held a 63-32 advantage.

KEY STATS:

THOMPSON RIVERS

Michelle Bos: 18 points, 4 defensive rebounds: 28 mins

Jordon Haggerty: 9 points, 6 rebounds (4 offensive): 25 mins

Emma Piggin: 8 points, 6 rebounds (5 offensive): 16 mins

 

TRINITY WESTERN:

Kayla Gordon: 14 points 7 defensive rebounds, 3 assists: 25 mins

Tessa Ratlzlaff: 20 points, 5 rebounds (4 defensive): 23 mins

Kianna Wiens: 10 points 2 offensive rebounds: 23 mins

Ashleigh Baines: 10 points, 5 rebounds (3 defensive): 16 mins

SCORE BY PERIODS:

Trinity Western         20 24   19 17 –80

TRU:                             7 11   14 17 –49

TURNOVERS:

TRU: 16   TRINITY WESTERN: 12

REBOUNDS:

TRINITY WESTERN: 46 (31 defensively)   TRU: 39 (21 defensively)

 

RECORDS:

TRU       7-10          TRINITY WESTERN: 13-5

QUOTES:

TRU head coach Scott Reeves:

On the Contest: “Trinity is a very good basketball team and they are playing with a tremendous amount of confidence right now. We knew it would be a tough weekend to try and compete here. They shot the ball extremely well and were moving the ball around with a lot of assists. We couldn’t get anything going.”

UP NEXT:

The WolfPack and Spartans will do battle again tomorrow in Langley. TRU will return home to entertain the Brandon University Bobcats on Friday and Saturday (Feb 2-3 pm) on the Warner Rentals court at the Tournament Capital Centre. All the above games will be shown on a pay-per-view basis on www.Canadawesttv.com

     

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