EDMONTON, AB—The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s basketball team is back into the win column.
The WolfPack continued their three game Canada West road swing with a 69-55 victory over the host MacEwan University Griffins 69-55 Friday (Jan 15) night in Edmonton.
Thompson Rivers record is now 7-3 on the year while MacEwan drops to 9-2 as the teams battle for first place in the Explorer Division.
WolfPack coach Scott Reeves stated: “It was nice to shoot the ball better tonight than we have been. MacEwan is a very good team and we got them on a night when their shots weren't falling. We have to do a better job on the defensive glass tomorrow (Sat).”
TRU outscored MacEwan in each quarter except the third when the Griffins had 18 to TRU’s 17.
The WolfPack led 16-8 after the first quarter and were leading 31-19 at the half.
Kassie Colonna (4th year, forward, Invermere, BC) led the way for TRU with 17 points. Michelle Bos (2nd year, guard, Surrey, BC) added 14 points and 15 rebounds. Emma Piggin (2nd year, guard, Kamloops, BC) added 12 and Taiysa Worsfold (5th year, forward, Kamloops, BC) added 11.
MacEwan was led by Kendall Lydon with 18 points.
The two teams will go at it again Saturday (Jan 16) in Edmonton. The WolfPack will return after the game to play their first home game of the 2016 calendar year on Friday, January 22nd when they entertain the Mount Royal University Cougars. Game time on the Warner Rentals Court at the Tournament Capital Centre will be 6 pm.
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