Posted on: January 12, 2019
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack are back aback into the win column in Canada West women’s basketball.
The WolfPack snapped a five game losing streak as they downed the University of Winnipeg Wesmen 65-61 on Saturday (Jan 12).
The Pack rallied from a 10 point deficit en route to the victory. They outscored the Wesmen 38-27 in the second half.
TRU improves its record to 3-10 while Winnipeg falls to 6-9.
The WolfPack found themselves down by ten after the first quarter but rallied to outscore the Wesen 15-12 in the second half and trail 34-27. Michelle Bos, as is the case most nights, led Thompson Rivers in scoring in the first half with 10 points. Leilani Carney chipped in with six in the first two periods.
Winnipeg’s top player offensively was Faith Hezeklah with eight points.
The third quarter was all TRU as they outgunned the Wesmen 19-8 as they held on for the four point victory.
Bos and Emily Vilac (5th year, forward, Kamloops, BC) paced TRU with 18 points apiece. Bos added 12 rebounds.
Hezeklah had 12 points and 16 boards to lead the Wesmen who had 17 second chance points compared to TRU’s 12. The Winnipeg bench outscored TRU’s 25-12 in the contest.
Michelle Bos: 18 points, 12 rebounds (7 on offense) 40 mins
Emily Vilac: 18 points, 6 rebounds (3 defense) , 37 mins
Leilani Carney: 11 points, 3 steals, 1 assist, 30 mins
Megan Rouault: 9 points, 5 rebounds, 12 mins
Jordon Haggerty: 6 points, 9 defensive rebounds, 5 assists, 33 mins
Faith Hezeklah: 12 points, 16 rebounds(9 defensive), 5 assists, 2 steals, 34 mins
Jessica Dyck: 10 points, 18 mins
Farrah Castillo: 10 points, 6 rebounds(5 defense), 2 steals 30 mins
SCORE BY PERIODS:
WINNIPEG: 22 12 8 19 –65
TRU: 12 15 19 19 –61
TRU: 15 WINNIPEG: 13
WINNIPEG: 56 , 25 on offense
TRU: 54 22 on offense
WINNIPEG: 6-9 TRU 3-10
THEY SAID IT (post game quotes):
TRU head coach Scott Reeves:
On the Contest:
“Really Proud of our kids tonight. To bounce back after last night. We didn’t shoot the ball great. Dug ourselves a hole but really proud of the second half effort defensively and rebounding wise. We hit the shots when we needed to and got a split on the road which is always a positive thing.”
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.