The University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves needed their veterans to step up, and they did just that, leading the TWolves to a 90-82 win over the University of Manitoba Bisons, Saturday, January 12th at the Charles Jago Northern Sports Centre.
A strong second quarter from Friday’s hero, Taylor Randall, helped the Bisons cut into the deficit. The third-year guard made a number of contested shots, and the score stood 45-36 at halftime.
The Timberwolves came out firing to start the fourth, and led by Maria Mongomo, Madison Landry and Vasiliki Louka. The highest scoring trio in U SPORTS last season showed their offensive chops as the TWolves looked to seal a victory in front of their home crowd. Crucial points late in the game by Alina Shakirova helped the big three, and the score at the end of the night read 90-82 in favour of the Timberwolves.
The victory pushed the Timberwolves to 9-5 on the season, while the Bisons fall to 6-8 on the campaign. The Timberwolves will look to improve upon their record next weekend when they take on the University of Alberta.
“They are a phenomenal team, and they really stepped up tonight” said the Bisons’ Emma Thompson, who made seven three-pointers.
“We knew what went wrong last night, and we needed to fix it. We moved the ball very well tonight. Players didn’t hold on to it for too long, and that helped us,” said Louka.