WolfPack throttle Cascades to Sweep Canada West weekend

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KAMLOOPS, BC— The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s basketball team continues to roll right along in Canada West play.
The WolfPack won their seventh in a row as they hammered the University of Fraser Valley Cascades 99-69  on Saturday (Jan 13). .  The Pack swept the Cascades on the Warner Rentals court at the Tournament Capital Centre

SYNOPSIS

Fraser Valley led by a point after the first quarter (20-19).  But the WolfPack rolled out the offense . In a ‘run and gun’ second quarter, Thompson Rivers outscored Fraser Valley 20-19.

The third quarter saw TRU dominate as they outscored the Cascades 31-9 and rolled to their seventh win and a 9-7 record.

Anton Bilous (3rd year, guard, Cherkassy Ukraine) had 13 points for TRU at the half.  He wound up with 16 on the night.  Nolan Willett (1st year, guard, Calgary, AB) also had 16 points and was named the TRU Bookstore/McDonalds “Leader of the Pack” player of the game.

Luke Morris (5th year, forward, Mission, BC) –playing his former team for the last time in regular season play wound up with 13 points. He had 11 at the halfway mark.

Fraser Valley was led by Victor Toor (1st year, guard, Kent, WA) and Matt Cooley (3rd year forward, Coquitlam, BC) each with 18 points.

 

KEY STATS:

 

Thompson Rivers :

Michael Rouault:

Anton Bilous: 16 points, 1 defenisve rebound, 3 assists, 1 steal: 28 mins

Nolan Willett: 16 points, 2 rebounds (one each way), 1 assist, 2 steals: 20 mins

Luke Morris: 11 points,6 assists (3 each way), 3 assists: 17 mins

Tyus De Vries: 12 points, 2 defensive rebounds, 2 assists: 30 mins

Derek Rhodes: 11 points, 1 defensive rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, 1 steal: 21 mins

 

UFV:

Matt Cooley: 18 points, 2 defensive rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals: 31 mins

Vick Toor:  18 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists: 27 mins

 

Daniel Adediran: 12 points, 10 rebounds (7 offense), 2 assists: 28 mins

Vick Toor:  18 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists: 27 mins

Turnovers:

TRU:   UFV:
Score by Periods:

TRU           17   29   31

UFV:          19  20      9

 

RECORD:    UFV: 5-11       TRU:  9-7

QUOTES:

TRU Head Coach Scott Clark:

On coaching in a big margin game: “ It is nice to be up and good to give guys who don’t usually get minutes some time.  You are still trying to coach them. I was happy with all the fellas. I was really pleased with the guys who came off the bench. They were outstanding. Madhu was great.. Tyus De Vries was great. Devin Halcrow was great.  All those guys come to practice and put in time. I was happy they got a chance.”

On third quarter offensive explosion: “We shot well. But I thought we played well. Don’t mistake shooting well with playing well. We did a good job at the defensive end. I thought our energy was great. Thought everybody came in and fulfilled their roles. That is what a good performance is. “

 

Fraser Valley head coach Adam Friesen (6th season):

On weekend: “ The third quarter things went poorly and we aren’t able to respond to that. In the fourth quarter, we battled and supported each other and that was something to be proud of. That was a positive.”

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