(ISN) – Saskatoon, SK—The inability to score three point shots and prevent the opposition from doing so cost the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack on Friday night (Feb 27). Playing in the opener of their best of three Canada West men’s basketball quarterfinal, the WolfPack fell to the host University of Saskatchewan Huskies 96-82.
The WolfPack were up 27-19 after the first quarter and led by three: 49-43 at the half.
The Huskies came out in the second half and led at three quarters by five: 68-63.
But in the fourth quarter, the Huskies were able to capitalize on their three point shooting and took a 12 point lead by the fourth minute of the period.
Matt Forbes led Saskatchewan with 20 points.
TRU’s top gunner was Brett Rouault (fifth year, guard, Vernon, BC) who had 22 points.
Canada West first team all-star Josh Wolfram (fourth year, forward, Kamloops, BC) added 20 points while Brett Parker (fifth year, guard, Langley, BC) added 16.
Thompson Rivers faces a ‘must win’ situation Saturday (Feb 28) when the teams meet up.