EDMONTON, AB—They say ‘turnabout is fair play’. That is exactly what the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s basketball team must be thinking after this weekend’s play in the Canada West.
After being swept by the MacEwan University Griffins in their home opener in November, the WolfPack did the same to the Griffins this weekend (Jan15-16).
On Saturday, TRU won a close one 63-60. The victory drops the Griffins Explorer Division lead to 9-3 on the year. The WolfPack sit in second with an 8-3 record.
The Griffins led at all the post marks: 10-9 after the first quarter, 27-26 at the half. It was 43-42 after three quarters.
TRU won the game when, tied at 57 with 1:27 left, Kassie Colonna (4th year, forward, Invermere, BC) sank two free throws. Then Michelle Bos (2ndyear, guard, Surrey< BC) made a three point jump shot with 26 seconds remaining on the clock.
Bos led the way offensively for TRU with 21 points.
Taiysa Worsfold (5th year, forward, Kamloops, BC) had a ‘double doube’ with 13 points and 10 rebounds (seven on defense). Colonna had 11 points while Emma Piggin (2nd year, guard, Kamloops, BC) chipped in with 10.
MacEwan was led by Kelly Fagan with 16 points. Megan Wood had 15 points while Kayla Ivicak added 10 points.
The Griffins had 17 points off turnovers while TRU had eight. MacEwan’s bench contributed 18 points while TRU had 7.
Said WolfPack head coach Scott Reeves: “Extremely proud of our team this weekend. We showed a lot of character and had to dig deep against a very good MacEwan team. Road wins are tough in Canada west and these were big for our playoff run.”
The WolfPack return home for their first game sof the 2016 calendar year next weekend when they entertain the Mount Royal Cougars. Friday night(Jan 22), tip off on the Warner Rentals Court at the Tournament Capital Centre will be 6 pm.
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