WBB: Timberwolves at Mount Royal Preview

Women's Basketball
October 24, 2018

October 26th & 27th
Canada West Women’s Basketball Preview
UNBC @ Mount Royal

UNBC Timberwolves – 2017-2018 Record (9-11)
10th in Canada West Standings
69.8 Points Scored Per Game
71.5 Points Allowed Per Game
Scoring Leader (Returning) : Vasiliki Louka (18.2 Per Game)
Rebounding Leader (Returning) : Vasiliki Louka (12.2 Per Game)
Assists Leader (Returning) : Madison Landry (3.1 Per Game)
Steals Leader (Returning) : Maria Mongomo (3.1 Per Game)
Blocks Leader (Returning) : Vasiliki Louka (1.1 Per Game)


Player To Watch :
Maria Mongomo, G
18.1 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 2.0 APG, 3.1 SPG
A fourth year guard/forward, Mongomo is coming off her most productive Canada West season. The native of Las Palmas, Spain, was top five in Canada West in points per game and steals per game, while sitting top ten in rebounds per contest. A physical player, look for Mongomo to look to assert herself early in the season.

Mount Royal Cougars – 2017-2018 Record (1-19)
16th in Canada West Standings
56.3 Points Scored Per Game
77.8 Points Allowed Per Game
Scoring Leader (Returning) : Michelle Tiffany (6.9 Per Game)
Rebounding Leader (Returning) : Abbey Gillette (4.3 Per Game)
Assists Leader (Returning) : Michelle Tiffany (2.5 Per Game)
Steals Leader (Returning) : Maria Blanco Belver (1.6 Per Game)
Blocks Leader (Returning) : Abbey Gillette (0.8 Per Game)


Player To Watch :
Michelle Tiffany, G
6.9 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 2.1 APG, 1.1 SPG
One of the returning veterans to a Cougars squad looking to improve on last season’s standing, Tiffany will be leaned on to lead. A five-foot-four guard, the veteran can provide production in a number of ways. Tiffany will need to be steady to slow a multi-pronged UNBC attack.

Quotes :
UNBC’s Emily Holmes


On the Timberwolves’ undefeated preseason…
We have had a good preseason so far, with some tough games, but we have been coming together as a team nicely. We are ready to go into our season with a focused mindset, ready to work hard. It has been an exciting preseason, which has given us a great attitude.”

On high expectations…
“I definitely think this is going to be a big year for us. We have some senior players, and players who have been playing together for a long time. Our solid preseason showed some of that experience, and as long as we carry that through the season, I think we will be successful.”


On the matchup with the Cougars…
“Mount Royal is always an aggressive team. They have always been back-and-forth with us. It is definitely two winnable games, but we will have to really work for it and really play together as a team.”