WolfPack with strong second half but fall to Wesmen

  Posted on: January 11, 2019

Jordon Haggerty with ball vs Winnipeg (Shanlee McLennan photo)

The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack had a strong second half but it wasn’t enough as they were handed their fifth straight defeat in Canada West women’s basketball.

Playing at the Duckworth Centre in Winnipeg, the host Winnipeg Wesmen downed the WolfPack 63-55.
TRU outscored the Wesmen 36-24 in the second half.

The Pack are now 3-10 on the year while Winnipeg moves to 6-9.

Michelle Bos (5th year, guard, Surrey, BC) led the way for Thompson Rivers with 18 points and seven rebounds. Jordon Haggarty (2nd year, guard, Saskatoon, SK) had 14 points and eight rebounds.

SYNOPSIS

The WolfPack trailed Winnipeg 17-9 after the first quarter and were down 39-17 at the break. Faith Hezekiah was the top offensive threat for the Wesmen with 24 points. She had nine alone in the first half. Robyn Boulanger added 11 points with five coming in the first two quarters.Each team had nine steals apiece. The Wesmen had eight second chance points in the contest compared to TRU’s five.

KEY STATS:

THOMPSON RIVERS
Michelle Bos: 18 points, 4 steals, 7 rebounds (5 defense) in 39 mins
Jordon Haggerty: 14 points, 8 rebounds (7 defense), 2 steals in 40 mins
Kanesha Reeves: 12 points, 4 defensive rebounds, 29 mins
Emily Vilac: 2 points, 6 rebounds (4 offense) 2 steals in 26 mins

WINNIPEG:

Faith Hezekiah: 24 points, 11 rebounds (8 defense), 3 steals in 33 mins
Robyn Boulanger: 11 ooints, 5 defensive rebounds, in 17 mins
Jessica Dyck: 8 points, 8 rebounds (six defense), 3 steals in 31 mins

SCORE BY PERIODS:

WINNIPEG: 17 22 10 14 —63
TRU: 9 10 14 22—55

TURNOVERS:

TRU: 16 WINNIPEG: 16
REBOUNDS:
WINNIPEG: 53 (35 defense)
TRU: 42 (20 defense)

RECORDS:

WINNIPEG: TRU 6-9 3-10

THEY SAID IT (post game quotes):

TRU head coach Scott Reeves:

On the Contest:

“Our achillies heel all year has been our ability to shoot the ball on the road. We didn’t shoot it well in the first half tonight but came out in the second half and started to knock down shots and limited our turnovers a little bit. Obviously it was a different game in the second half. We need to put together a solid 40 minutes tomorrow.”

UP NEXT:

The Wesmen and WolfPack will wind up their weekend series tomorrow (Saturday). TRU then returns home to the Tournament Capital Centre for the first time in 2019 on Friday, January 18 th when the will play host to the University of Regina Cougars. Tip off will be 5 pm.
The Wesmen have a bye week and don’t return to Canada West play until Friday, January 25th when they host the University of Regina Cougars
All the above games will be shown on a pay-per-view basis on Canada West TV.

     

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