WolfPack come up with a better effort but swept by Spartans

  Posted on: January 27, 2018

Kanesha Reeves vs Trinity (Scott Stewart photo)

It was a better effort for the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s basketball team. Sadly, the result was the same as the ‘Pack are still searching for their first victory of 2018.

The Pack were swept on the road this weekend by the Trinity Western University Spartans. The Spartans won on Saturday (Jan 27) 76-67 for their franchise high 14th victory of the year.

After a strong start to the Canada West season, the ‘Pack have dipped to 7-11 with two games to play in the regular campaign.

SYNOPSIS

The Spartans were up 24-16 after the first quarter and entered the halftime break up 44-33 as they had 15 points from Tessa Ratzlaff.

TRU came out strong to start the second half and narrowed the deficit to six (59-53), thanks to 10 points from Michelle Bos (4th year, guard, Surrey, BC). She had only four points in the first half.   Bos added three rebounds in that third period.

Bos was the leading scorer for the WolfPack with 16 points while Shenise Sigsworth (5th year, forward, Kamloops, BC) added 14.

Ratzlaff had 28 points to pace Trinity Western. Kayla Gordon added 17.

 

KEY STATS:

THOMPSON RIVERS

Michelle Bos: 16 points (4 in first half), 9 rebounds

Shenise Sigsworth: 14 points (7 in first half), 5 rebounds, 3 assists

Leilani Carney: 9 points (7 in first half) 5 assists, 2 rebounds

Mikayla Hoey: 9 points (7 in first half) 3 rebounds, 2 assists

 

TRINITY WESTERN:

Tessa Ratlzlaff: 28 points (15 in first half), 3 rebounds

Kayla Gordon: 17 points (11 in first half), 11 rebounds 8 assists

Ashleigh Barnes: 10 points (8 in first half0, 11 rebounds, 2 assists

 

SCORE BY PERIODS:

Trinity Western   24   22   13   17 –76

TRU:                      16  17    20   14 –67

TURNOVERS:

TRU: 13   TRINITY WESTERN: 8

STEALS:

TRINITY WESTERN: 8 TRU: 4

 

RECORDS:

TRU       7-11        TRINITY WESTERN: 14-4

QUOTES:

TRU head coach Scott Reeves:

On the Contest: We had a much better effort at both ends of the floor tonight. We shot the ball better and gave ourselves a chance to win against a very good Trinity team.”

 

UP NEXT:

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. The game Saturday night will see the ‘Pack honor their lone fifth year player: Shenise Sigsworth of Kamloops, who joined TRU from Sa-hali Secondary.

The Spartans will be on the road in Edmonton, Alberta facing the MacEwan University Griffins on the final weekend of the Canada West regular season.

All the above games will be shown on a pay-per-view basis on www.Canadawesttv.com

 

 

 

     

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