Kamloops, BC—After experiencing a bye week, the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s basketball team returns to Canada West play this weekend.
The WolfPack (2-12) will meet up with the University of Fraser Valley Cascades (8-6) for games Friday and Saturday (Jan 27-28) in Abbotsford.
TRU spent their off week catching up on academics, healing some injuries and working on conditioning and shooting the ball.
Head coach Scott Reeves has this assessment of the opposition this weekend: “They can score in a variety of ways which has been our struggle all year. We have to be solid on both sides of the basketball. They are playing more zone than in the past so we will have to hit some shots to stay competitive.”
Two members of the Cascades are among the league leaders in statistics. Taylor Claggett is second in field goal percent (51.5) while Kayli Sartori is fifth in points per game (17.8).
TRU’s top scorer is Emma Piggin (3rd year, guard, Kamloops, BC) who averages 11.3 points per game. Chelsey Hoey (2nd year, forward, Parksville, BC) is the top rebounder at 8.4 per game.
After the weekend, the WolfPack return home to face the University of Calgary Dinos on the Warner Rentals court at the Tournament Capital Centre on February 3-4th. February 3rd is “Donor Appreciation and Recognition night”. The weekend is also “80’s, 90’s and Wow Weekend” sponsored by 97.5TheRiver.
DOUBLE DRIBBLES: Reeves and Fraser Valley coach Al Tuchscherer are not only opponents, but colleagues and friends as well. “Al and I have worked well together over the years,” says the TRU coach. “I think he does a great job of developing talent and recruiting the Fraser Valley corridor. Al and I have worked together with developing the club systems in our area and are always willing to host games for young kids either here in Kamloops or down in the Fraser Valley. . I’m not sure how the rivalry started. Each of would agree we work well with each other off the court, but when we are on it, it’s still a “TRU/Fraser” matchup. Rankings, records, winning streaks: all that doesn’t matter—it’s still TRU versus Fraser. I think you will find that phrase in a number of press releases from the past.”