WBB: Thompson Rivers at Timberwolves Preview

December 31, 2018

January 4th & 5th
Canada West Women’s Basketball Preview
Thompson Rivers @ UNBC

UNBC Timberwolves – Record (6-4)
8th in Canada West Standings
77.0 Points Scored Per Game
71.7 Points Allowed Per Game
Scoring Leader: Maria Mongomo (21.9 Per Game)
Rebounding Leader: Vasiliki Louka (13.5 Per Game)
Assists Leader: Emily Holmes (3.2 Per Game)
Steals Leader: Maria Mongomo (2.2 Per Game)
Blocks Leader: Vasiliki Louka (0.9 Per Game)


Player To Watch :
Madison Landry, G
16.2 PPG, 2.4 RPG, 2.9 APG, 1.0 SPG
Landry has taken another step forward this year, as she evolves into one of the toughest matchups in the conference. Long and athletic, the third-year wing can create on her own, or play off the ball. Look for the Prince George native to assert herself early in this matchup.

TRU WolfPack  – Record (3-7)
14th in Canada West Standings
60.8 Points Scored Per Game
70.3 Points Allowed Per Game
Scoring Leader: Michelle Bos (16.6 Per Game)
Rebounding Leader: Michelle Bos (7.6 Per Game)
Assists Leader: Jordon Haggerty (5.4 Per Game)
Steals Leader: Jordon Haggerty (1.6 Per Game)
Blocks Leader: Vilac, Carney (0.5 Per Game)


Player To Watch :
Leilani Carney, G
11.5 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 1.8 APG, 1.1 SPG
A fourth-year guard, Carney does a little bit of everything for the WolfPack, and has historically had good games against the Timberwolves. Second on the Pack in points per game, the native of Burnaby is an aggressive defender who can hit shots. The TWolves will need to limit her time and space.

Quotes:
UNBC’s Vasiliki Louka


On playing the first games of 2018…
“It’s important for us to come back and have strong games. We definitely want to win both games and get that confidence back. We need to follow our plan, and that’s a focus the rest of the year.”

On the matchup with the WolfPack…
“TRU is a really competitive team. We need to play as a team and play for each other. They crash for rebounds, and they run, so we need to be ready for that. We need to do what Sergey (Shchepotkin) wants us to do, and definitely focus on our defense.”


On playing at the Northern Sport Centre…
“It’s really nice to come back and have the first games in our town and have that support from our fans. It is important to play here, get wins, and build our confidence.”