WolfPack get back into the win column with victory on road

By Larry Read - TRU Athletics
November 5, 2017 - 2:13pm

KELOWNA, B.C. — The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s basketball are into the win column .  The ‘Pack opened up a weekend Canada West series at the “Furnace” in Kelowna, BC with an 81-75 victory over the University of British Columbia Okanagan Heat.

The win raises the WolfPack record to 3 and 1 while UBCO falls to 1 and 2.

Luke Morris lead the way for Thompson Rivers with 22 points.

The WolfPack led every quarter and were up 40-30 at the half.  

KEY STATS:

Scores by Quarter:

TRU      19   21  21  20   81

UBCO   11    19  22  23   75

THOMPSON RIVERS

Luke Morris (5th year, forward, Mission, BC): 22 points, 5 rebounds (4 on def), 2 assists, 1 block in 29 mins

Derek Rhodes (4th year, forward, Antioch, CA): 18 points, 2 rebounds 1 steal, 1 assist in 37 mins

Joe Davis (3rd year forward, Kamloops,BC) : 20 points, 6 rebounds (4 on off), 1 steal in 35 mins

Mike Rouault (3rd year, guard, Vernon, BC) 11 points, 10 rebounds (8 on def), 2 steals 2 assists in 37min

UBCO:

Aldrich Berrios: 5 points, 4 rebounds (all def) in 39 minutes

Aloysius Callaghan: 17 points, 2 rebounds (all def) in 25 minutes

RECORDS:

TRU:     2-1        UBCO: 1-2

QUOTES: 

TRU  head coach Scott Clark:

On the Contest:  “ Nice to get a road win. We will see if we can execute tomorrow.”

UP NEXT:

The  WolfPack  and Heat will play the second game of their two game series at the “Furnace” tomorrow. It is a rare Sunday afternoon match up beginning at 3 pm.

The Sunday game was made possible because UBCO is also hosting volleyball this weekend in Kelowna.

This is the first of four straight on the road for Thompson Rivers.  They will visit the Saskatchewan Huskies on (Nov 10-11).

Their next home game isn’t until Friday, November 17th when the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns swing into Kamloops to face the WolfPack.  Game time that night will be 8 p

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