Coming off the first Canada West playoff berth in program history, expectations reached a new high for the UNBC Women’s basketball team heading into this season. Most of the core was back, but the Timberwolves were looking to second-year Madison Landry to take a big step after an impressive freshman campaign. She has more than responded.
Landry, who was coming off a strong rookie season, has nearly doubled her scoring output, from 7.7 to 15 points per game. She has turned the TWolves “big two,” with Maria Mongomo and Vasiliki Louka, into a “big three,” as they’re the only trio of teammates in the country to each average 15 or more points per outing.
A product of Duchess Park Secondary, Landry was part of the Condors squad that won the BC Provincial championship in 2016. The chance to remain in her hometown and compete for the team she grew up watching was a great opportunity.
The Timberwolves head into the final week of the season with their eyes set firmly on the postseason. Landry says last year’s playoff defeat at the hands of the UBC Thunderbirds has been on her mind all year, and the TWolves are looking to take a big step forward.
With three more seasons remaining in her UNBC career, don’t expect Landry to get complacent. She is leading UNBC is assists this year, and sits fifth in the entire conference in minutes played per game. But team success is her main objective, and she hopes to be a driving force in her hometown squad becoming a powerhouse.