MBB: WolfPack edge TWolves to open series
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s basketball team opened up their final weekend before Christmas with a victory. Playing at home on the Warner Rentals court on a Friday night (Dec 1), the ‘Pack won their second in a row as they dumped the University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves. The score was 86-80.
Both teams cranked up their offense in the second quarter with TRU outscoring UNBC 26-23 to hold an eight point lead (49-41) at the half. Michael Rouault had 11 points in that second quarter and went 4 for 6 from field goal range in the first half. UNBC’s top scorer at the half was Jovan Leamy with 14 points.
TRU went on a 13-0 run to start the fourth quarter though and opened up a 14 point lead with just over five minutes to go. UNBC wound up reducing the final deficit to six.
Both teams record is 4 and 7 after this contest. TRU’s top scorer was Mike Rouault with 22 points, Luke Morris chipped in with 11. UNBC’s top gunner was Jovan Leamy with 29.