WolfPack women’s basketball opens Ontario trip with setback

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October 4, 2013, Waterloo, ON—The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s basketball team came close but not close enough as they hit the court for the first time this season.

Scott Reeves has taken his club to Ontario this weekend for three exhibition tilts against OUA squads. On Friday night (Oct 4), they dropped a ten point decision to the host Wilfred Laurier Goldenhawks. The score was 66-55.

“We battled hard for a half,” said Reeves. ” Our defensive rebounding was solid in the first half but disappeared in the second. We are going to struggle if we give up 42 points in a half.”

The Goldenhawks were up by four (16-12) after the first quarter. TRU outscored Laurier 18-8 in the second quarter and led 30-24 at half time.

But Laurier came back to outscore TRU 42-25 in the second half.

Sarah Malate (3rd year, guard, Calgary, AB) led the way for the ‘Pack on offense with 20 points in 23 minutes of floor time. ” Sarah shot the ball very well and that is nice to see out of our young third year player,” Reeves explained. ” Our young layers are getting valuable minutes. We need to bounce back tomorrow with a 40 minute effort.”

Kassie Colonna (2nd year, forward, Invermere, BC) had 10 points. Ryan Kennedy (1st year, forward, Airdrie, AB) had a team high eight rebounds including seven on defense.

Waterloo was led by Lee Anna Osei with 15 points. Laura Doyle chipped in with 14.

The WolfPack continue their swing with a game against the Western Ontario Mustangs before facing the Brock Badgers on Sunday (Oct 6). TRU will return home to host a four team tournament involving Trinity Western, UBCO and UNBC starting October 11 th at the Tournament Capital Centre.