WBB: Manitoba at Timberwolves Preview

January 9, 2019

January 11th & 12th
Canada West Women’s Basketball Preview
Manitoba @ UNBC

UNBC Timberwolves – Record (8-4)
7th in Canada West Standings
77.3 Points Scored Per Game
68.4 Points Allowed Per Game
Scoring Leader: Maria Mongomo (20.7 Per Game)
Rebounding Leader: Vasiliki Louka (13.4 Per Game)
Assists Leader: Emily Holmes (3.5 Per Game)
Steals Leader: Maria Mongomo (2.4 Per Game)
Blocks Leader: Vasiliki Louka (1.1 Per Game)


Player To Watch :
Emily Holmes, G
2.8 PPG, 1.8 RPG, 3.5 APG, 1.1 SPG
The fourth-year guard has taken a huge step forward this year, starting every game for the Timberwolves. Holmes had 39 assists in three seasons prior to this year, but has already added 42 in 12 games this season. The diminutive distributor will need to find her teammates against a deep Bisons roster.

Manitoba Bisons  – Record (5-7)
11th in Canada West Standings
73.8 Points Scored Per Game
77.6 Points Allowed Per Game
Scoring Leader: Taylor Randall (17.1 Per Game)
Rebounding Leader: Nicole Konieczny (7.8 Per Game)
Assists Leader: Taylor Randall (2.0 Per Game)
Steals Leader: Taylor Randall (2.4 Per Game)
Blocks Leader: Claire Harvey (2.3 Per Game)


Player To Watch :
Nicole Konieczny, G
15.8 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 1.8 APG, 1.3 SPG
A fourth-year guard, Konieczny can be counted on to deliver a well-rounded game on a nightly basis for Manitoba. A native of Regina, Konieczny scored 30 points against Brandon, proving she is one of the elite scorers in the conference. Standing five-foot-ten, the guard will command attention from the Timberwolves.

Quotes:
UNBC’s Devon Wood


On earning a sweep against TRU to open 2019…
“Coming out of last weekend with two wins was really helpful for us. Hopefully it pushes us forward, not only for this weekend, but hopefully as we continue on into playoffs.”

On the matchup with the Bisons…
“This weekend, we have to come out and make sure we are playing our parts. We need to be aggressive and put one hundred percent effort in. Manitoba is going to really challenge us, so we are going to have to be prepared defensively. Hopefully we get stops and that pushes us forward to the offensive end.”


On looking for results at the Northern Sport Centre…
“Getting two wins this weekend is really important, especially heading on to the road for the next weeks, which will be really difficult. Hopefully this sets the tone for the rest of the season.”