WBB: Timberwolves at TRU

Women's Basketball
November 20, 2019
Cevanna Carlson

Canada West Women’s Basketball Preview: UNBC @ TRU

November 22, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.
November 23, 2019 at 5:00 P.M.

UNBC Timberwolves - Record (2-4)

12th in Canada West Standings
69.5 Points Scored Per Game
72.5 Points Allowed Per Game
Scoring Leader: Madison Landry (20.3 Per Game)
Rebounding Leader: Maria Mongomo (7.5 Per Game)
Assists Leader: Emily Holmes (4.3 Per Game)
Steals Leader: Maria Mongomo (2.3 Per Game)
Blocks Leader: Alina Shakirova (0.3 Per Game)

Player To Watch: Emma vanBruinessen, F
8.2 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 1.2 SPG

In her first season with the TWolves, vanBruinessen has brought a dose of toughness and grit to the UNBC starting lineup. An undersized big, the Augustana transfer plays with energy, and a willingness to do the dirty work. The Timberwolves will need her to play her best against a TRU lineup that is off to a hot start.

TRU WolfPack- Record (4-2)

5th in Canada West Standings
59.3 Points Scored Per Game
57.5 Points Allowed Per Game
Scoring Leader: Jordon Haggerty (12.3 Per Game)
Rebounding Leader: Emma Piggin (6.2 Per Game)
Assists Leader: Leilani Carney (3.3 Per Game)
Steals Leader: Megan Rouault (2.0 Per Game)
Blocks Leader: Emma Piggin (0.5 Per Game)

Player To Watch: Jordon Haggerty, G
12.3 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 2.3 APG, 1.5 SPG

A third-year guard, Haggerty has taken a major step forward under new WolfPack coach Goran Nogic. She is averaging career highs in points and assists, and has played a major role in TRU’s start to the season. Over a two game span the five-foot-five guard got to the free throw line 30 times, so UNBC will need to be disciplined against the Saskatoon product.

Quotes:

UNBC’s Cevanna Carlson

On the matchup with the WolfPack…
“We are expecting them to come out ready to go and hungry for a win. But we are just as ready and just as hungry. If we push ourselves, we can for sure go into the break satisfied with our performance.”

On splitting with UBC last weekend…
“Our victory against UBC last weekend was big because we were not expected, by many, to win. The W against the Thunderbirds has given us the confidence we need to positively continue with our season, looking for future successes as a team.”

On her increased role…
“It was a little nerve wracking, for sure, knowing I would have to step up in a big way, but I definitely was prepared and ready to go when the time came. I tried to benefit the team in any way I could.”

On team play thus far, heading into the break…
“I really feel like our team has clicked. That chemistry and common goal transfers to the energy on the court when we play. We can definitely keep pushing harder and, hopefully, collect some more wins if we keep it up.”