Home Opener for WolfPack women’s basketball

  Posted on: November 7, 2018

Kanesha Reeves is participating in her fifth and final home opener (Dan Kinvig photo)

Fans of the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s basketball team get their first opportunity to check out the squad in a league game this weekend.

The Pack are coming off a bye week to entertain the University of Victoria Vikes. The teams will go head to head on the Warner Rentals Court at the Tournament Capital Centre on Friday and Saturday night (Nov 9-10).

Thompson Rivers is looking for their first victory of the young Canada West season. The Vikes come in after splitting with long time rival UBC last week.

 

DETAILS:

Date: Fri Nov 9/Sat Nov 10     Game time 5 pm both nights

Location: Warner Rentals Court, Tournament Capital Centre, Kamloops, BC

TRU Record: 0-2           Last year 8-12 (tied 12th)

UVIC Record: 3-1           Last year 16-4 (tied 3rd)

Important Game Notes:

The WolfPack have three fifth year players this year: Michelle Bos (Surrey, BC), Kanesha Reeves and Emily Vilac (both Kamloops, BC).

Victoria’s Amira Giannattasio was the Canada West Female first star of the week. In a triple overtime loss to UBC last Thursday (Nov 1) she had 44 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals and one assist in 44 minutes of court time (UBC 113-108) and she followed up with 16 points, 4 rebounds, 3 ass9sts and a steal in a 72-65 home win over the T-Birds.

If you can’t make the matches, they are available on a ‘pay per view’ basis on Canada West TV. James Matthews will do the play by play with former WolfPack player Vince Watson handling the colour commentary duties. Dylana Milobar and Sports Information Officer Larry Read will be the pre game/quarter/half time hosts.

Thoughts from WolfPack head coach Scott Reeves:

  1. How did you spend the ‘bye’ week? We were fitness training and fine tuning our offensive and defensive systems
  2. How did the time off prepare you for this week and the home opener vs Victoria? We were able to heal a few minor injuries and gave us time to go over our scouting report.
  3. What will be the keys to stopping Victoria? We must take care of the ball and challenge their shooters. They are very good at scoring the ball so we have be sharp on our rotations
  4. How do they match up physically with your team? We match up evenly size wise
  5. With the number of rookies you have on your team, do you expect many of them to have some nerves on Friday night for their first home opener? We have already played a game at home which they got the nerves out. They will be fine.

 

 

Players to Watch:

TRU:

Michelle Bos (5th year, forward, Surrey, BC): tied for the team lead in 10.5 points per game.

Jordon Haggerty (2nd year, guard, Saskatoon, SK): tied for the team lead with 10.5 points per game She had a double double in the Pack’s last game against Fraser Valley. Jordon is Canada West rookie all-star from last year.

Leilani Carney (4th year, guard, Burnaby, BC): She is tied for the team lead with 10.5 points per game.

UVIC:

Amira Giannattasio (5th year, guard, Hamilton, ON): the Canada West female first star of the week is tied for first in Canada West in points per game (24.8).

Ashlyn Day (2nd year guard, Kelowna, BC): is second on the team in points per game (18.5).

Aleah Ashley (3rd year, guard, Comox, BC): is third on the team in points per game (12.3) and leads the team in rebounds per game (7.5)

 

Home game/match highlights will be available by logging onto www.gowolfpack.tru.ca