Edmonton, AB—The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack mens basketball team came close but not close enough as they opened up a Canada West weekend in Edmonton against the unbeaten Golden Bears. The Bears took the WolfPack 82-79 Friday night (Nov 18) at the Saville Centre.
The WolfPack trailed 34-31 at the half but outscored Alberta 28-22 in the fourth quarter. Luke Morris (4th year, forward, Mission, BC) led the way with 20 points and seven rebounds . Ivan Ikomey was the top scorer for Alberta with 25 points and three rebounds.
Luke Morris: 20 points, 7 rebounds (4 on defense), 3 assists, 1 steal 34 minutes
Joe Davis: 18 points, 5 rebounds (4 on defense) 31 minutes
Volodymyr Iegorov: 14 points, 13 rebounds (10 on defense), 38 minutes
Derek Rhodes: 12 points 32 minutes
Ivan Ikomey: 25 points, 5 rebounds (4 on defense), 1 steal, 24 minutes
Mamadou Gueye: 19 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds (2 on defense) 1 steal, 26 minutes
Brody Clarke: 13 points, 4 rebounds (all on defense) , 2 blocks, 24 minutes.
Alberta 5-0 TRU 1-4
The WolfPack and Golden Bears will wind up their weekend series Saturday (Nov 19). Next weekend, Thompson Rivers will head back home. Their next home game will be Friday, November 25th on the Warner Rentals Court at the Tournament Capital Centre. Tip off will be 8 pm against the UBCO Heat. You can see the game on a pay per view basis by logging onto WWW.CanadawestTV. The pre-game show will be on the air around 7:45 pm.
It will be their last home stand before the Christmas break.