WolfPack women open up road trip in Mount Royal with victory

By Larry Reid - TRU Athletics
November 25, 2017 - 10:04am

CALGARY, AB —The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack are back above .500 in Canada West women’s basketball.

The WolfPack moved their record to 5-4 with a 67-59 win over the home town Mount Royal University Cougars Friday night (Nov 24) at Kenyon Court.

The victory snapped a four game losing skid for Thompson Rivers.

SYNOPSIS

The WolfPack were outscored in both the first and fourth quarters but held on for the victory. They had two players in double figures. Michelle Bos (4th year, guard, Surrey, BC) had 19 points, seven rebounds and two steals.

Leilani Carney (3rd year, guard, Burnaby, BC) added 11 points and 2 rebounds.

Mount Royals had three players with 10 points a piece: Abbey Gillette, Becky Nash and Maria Blanco Belver.

KEY STATS:

THOMPSON RIVERS

Michelle Bos: 19 points, 7 rebounds (5 def), 2 steals: 32 mins

Emma Piggin: 8 points, 6 rebounds (3 each), 2 assists: 17 mins

Emily Vilac: 8 points, 2 steals: 16 mins

Leilani Carney: 11 points, 2 rebounds: 30 mins

Jordon Haggerty: 4 points, 8 rebounds (7 def), 2 assists: 21 minutes

Mount Royal: 

Maria Blanco Belver:10 points, 5 rebounds (4 def): 12 mins

Becky Nash: 10 points, 7 rebounds (5 def), 1 block: 19 mins

Abbey Gillette: 10 points, 6 rebounds (5 def), 1 steal, 1 block: 27 mins

SCORE BY PERIODS:

TRU:                         17    19    19   15  --67

Mount Royal:             18     15   13   16  --59

TURNOVERS:

TRU:  13   Mount Royal: 21

REBOUNDS: 

Mount Royal:  16 on offense, 37 on defense

TRU: 10 on offense, 32 on defense

RECORDS: 

TRU   5-4                  Mount Royal:  0-9

QUOTES: 

TRU  head coach Scott Reeves:

On the Contest: 

“We had to grind one out on the road. It’s nice to win after four losses in a row.  We have to rebound the ball better tomorrow. We gave up 16 offensive rebounds and that hurt us. We have to play tighter defense all around.”

UP NEXT:

The WolfPack and Cougars will wind up their weekend series Sat

Sat Nov 25) in Calgary.  Tip off will be 4 pm MDT.

TRU then returns home for their final two games before the Canada West Christmas break. They will entertain the University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves on Dec 1-2nd at the Tournament Capital Centre. Game times are 6 pm on the Friday and 5 pm on the Saturday.  On the Saturday night (Dec 2), TRU Athletics is holding a ‘food, sock and shoe’ drive to benefit local charities.  If you bring a nonperishable food item, new socks and/or gently used shoes to the Tournament Capital Centre, you will get in for free.

WolfPack men’s basketball drop first of two at Mount Royal

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