Back to regular season play for men’s basketball. This weekend in Kamloops.
By Cary Mellon on January 8, 2015
@ Kamloops, BC (Tournament Capital Centre)
|UBCO||TALE OF THE TAPE||TRU|
|70.6 (16)||Points per game||76.1 (11)|
|.401 (13)||Field Goal Pct.||.406 (11)|
|.351 (4)||Three-point Pct.||.309 (11)|
|.715 (6)||Free Throw Pct.||.772 (3)|
|0.1 (10)||Rebound Margin per game||-1.1 (12)|
|73.9 (8)||Points per game allowed||74.4 (9)|
|.379 (4)||Opponents Field Goal Pct.||.400 (11)|
|.269 (1)||Opponents three-point Pct.||.296 (4)|
|UBC OKANAGAN HEAT||THOMPSON RIVERS WOLFPACK|
Aldrich Berrios | #07 | G |
Reese Pribilsky | #05 | G |
Mitch Goodwin | #11 | G |
Victor Aguero | #11 | G |
Buzz Truss | #10 | G |
Brett Rouault | #03 | G |
Cameron Friesen | #09 | F |
Tallon Milne | #15 | F |
David Manshreck | #12 | F |
Josh Wolfram | #14 | F |
UBC OKANAGAN HEAT (3-15, 2-6 Canada West) SCHEDULE | ROSTER | STATS
CIS National Ranking: N/A
CanWest Standings: 6th – Explorer Division
Last week: 0-2: Fri L (83-74); Sat L (69-63) at UNBC
Streak: 3 losses
2013-14 CanWest Record: 4-18 (8th – Pacific Division)
2014 CanWest Playoffs: N/A
2014 CIS Tournament: N/A
Last CanWest Title: N/A
Last CIS Title: N/A
This Weekend: In the first edition of the BC Interior university basketball series of the 2014-15 Canada West season will get underway this weekend with the first round going down in Kamloops. Friday night at 8 p.m. in the Tournament Capital Centre the 2-6 Heat will face the 4-4 WolfPack. Saturday night the rematch will take place at 7 p.m.
Head-to-Head – versus the TRU: (4-2 in CW) The two teams have played six times in Canada West with UBC Okanagan winning four of those six, splitting the games last season with each home team losing. This year in the Explorer division there will be four games between the teams, two in Kelowna and two in Kamloops.
WolfPack over the break: TRU in December played in Phoenix and Washington against various NAIA teams winning two of the four games but have not been in action yet in 2015.
TRU to this point: The WolfPack have been a streaky team so far in Canada West, winning the first three games before dropping four in a row and then righting the ship in the last league game at Mount Royal to finish 2014 with a 4-4 record.
Friday Night KidSport Night: Friday night’s game will be a special event in Kamloops as the WolFpack will play the game for KidSport and according to the WolfPack website the proceeds from this night will go towards the Kamloops KidSport Program to support Kamloops youth participation in sports.
There will be popcorn and a 50/50 raffle put on by the KidSport board of directors. If you are a KidSport participant, WolfPack McDonalds Sport Camp Participant or a member of the Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops family admission to the games is free with a donation to KidSport. This is a national program with KidSport and Universities.
THOMPSON RIVERS WOLFPACK (9-9, 4-4 Canada West) SCHEDULE | ROSTER | STATS
CIS National Ranking: N/A
CanWest Standings: 6th Explorer Division
Last week: 1-1: Fri L (78-70); Sat W (89-66) at Mount Royal
Streak: 1 win
2013-14 conference record: 13-9
2014 CW playoffs: Lost in quarterfinals
2014 CIS tournament: N/A
Last CW title: N/A
Last CIS title: N/A
Key returnees: Josh Wolfram, Reese Pribilsky, Tallon Milne
Key additions: Sean Price, Josh Mayorga, Victor Aguero
Key departures: Ta’Quan Zimmerman
KAMLOOPS – The evolution of the WolfPack basketball program under coach Scott Clark continues in an upward trend. Thompson Rivers made the playoffs for the first time since joining CIS and that is the goal this year.
Clark has a solid core of veterans led by Josh Wolfram (fourth year, forward, Kamloops, BC) who was among the Canada West leaders in a number of categories last year as was Reese Pribilsky (fourth year, guard, Victoria, BC) and Tallon Milne (fifth year forward, Vanderhoof, BC).
Other veterans set to contribute are fifth year guards Brett Parker (Langley, BC) and Brett Rouault (Vernon, BC) and fourth year forward Gerard Gore (St. John’s Antiqua).
The WolfPack recruited two top players out of U.S. Junior College: Sean Price and Victor Aguero (both from Washington State). Another highly touted fresh face is Josh Mayorga (Langley, BC) who attended the Junior National team training camp and led Walnut Grove to a BC “AAA” high school championship.