WolfPack men’s basketball swept in Saskatchewan

By Larry Read - TRU Athletics
November 12, 2017 - 11:46am Updated: November 19, 2017 - 10:20am

SASKATOON, SK — It wasn’t a Saturday to remember for the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s basketball team.  The WolfPack wound up a weekend series at the University of Saskatchewan losing 80-61 to the home town Huskies.

The loss drops the ‘Pack’s record to 3-3.   Saskatchewan moves to 2-2.   The Huskies swept both games this weekend which were played at the Ron and Jane Graham Centre Court in Saskatoon.

SYNOPSIS

The WolfPack jumped out to an 8-4 lead to start the contest but wound up down 27-17 after the first quarter and trailed 44-27 at the half.  The only quarter TRU won was the third when they outscored the Huskies 22-19.

Joe Davis led the TRU offense with 21 points. Derek Rhodes chipped in with 14 points.  Michael Rouault had his fourth double double in six games winding up with 11 rebounds and 11 points.

KEY STATS:

Scores by quarter:

TRU               17    10    22    11  --61

Sask               27    17    19   17   --80

THOMPSON RIVERS

Joe Davis (3rd year forward, Kamloops,BC) : 21 points (10 in third quarter), 7 rebounds in 36 minutes

Derek Rhodes (4th year, forward, Antioch, CA): 14 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist in 35 minutes

Mike Rouault (3rd year, guard, Vernon, BC) 11 points, 11 rebounds (6 on offense) in 26 minutes

SASKATCHEWAN:

Lawrence Moore: 22 points (10 in second), 6 steals

Alex Unruh:  19 points.

RECORDS:

TRU:  3-3        Saskatchewan:  2-2

UP NEXT:

This was the last game of the WolfPack’s four game road swing;

They will return home to face the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns  who will swing into Kamloops to face the WolfPack on Friday and Saturday (Nov 17-18).  Game time  Friday night will  be 8 pm.  The game will be webcast on a pay per view basis on www.Canadawesttv.

Jamie Shinkewski will have the play by play with the pregame show with John-Luke Kieper providing the color commentary. Kashara Atkins is the interviewer starting at 7:50 pm.

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