TRU Men's Basketball is taking it one game at a time

By Matt Pouncy
February 1, 2018 - 2:56pm Updated: February 1, 2018 - 6:01pm

KAMLOOPS — The TRU Men’s Basketball Team has had an up down year that’s included a losing streak of six and more recently an eight game win streak.

Heading into the final weekend of regular season action the wolfpack currently have a record of ten and eight and sit in a four way tie for fifth place in the Canada West Standings. 

With two home games against the Brandon Bobcats this weekend, TRU Head Coach Scott Clark says he hasn’t paid any attention to the standings all year.

"We control our preparation.  We control our effort.  We control our attitude," says Clark.  "So it would be wrong for us to focus on things that are outside our control.  I haven’t spoken with the players in regards to that."

Clark says what happens around the league is out of his control and if his team plays their game this weekend the score will take care of itself. 

The wolfpack rely on a balanced attack with five players averaging over ten points per game. 

Kamloops native Joe Davis is playing in his third year with TRU and says it’s been a longer process than initially thought but now everything is coming together.

"At this point in the season when we’re playing well we know what we’re doing and when we play poorly we know why we played poorly," says Davis  "So we just have to keep doing more of those same good habits.  It’s the little things at this point of the season, so just continue with what’s got us here."

This is also an important weekend for Brandon who are fighting for a playoff spot with a record of eight wins and ten losses.  

These two teams have yet to play each other this year but Clark says if his team puts their stamp on the game the results will speak for themselves.

"Ok, let’s play the way we’re supposed to play, do what we do, and if that’s good enough to come up with a victory then that’s great. If it’s not good enough then the other team was better than you on that day and there’s nothing wrong with that either," says Clark.  "You prefer to be on the other side of the ledger but that’s what we’re trying to do."

You can find out how the teams stack up against each other on Friday and Saturday night at the Tournament Capital Centre. 

Tip off for the Women’s game is 6 pm and 8 pm for the Men’s.


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