WBB: Timberwolves at UFV Preview

Women's Basketball
November 21, 2018

November 23rd & 24th
Canada West Women’s Basketball Preview
UNBC @ Fraser Valley

UNBC Timberwolves – Record (6-0)
1st in Canada West Standings
87.7 Points Scored Per Game
66.0 Points Allowed Per Game
Scoring Leader: Maria Mongomo (23.3 Per Game)
Rebounding Leader: Vasiliki Louka (14.5 Per Game)
Assists Leader: Emily Holmes (4.5 Per Game)
Steals Leader: Maria Mongomo (2.7 Per Game)
Blocks Leader: Vasiliki Louka (0.7 Per Game)


Player To Watch :
Abby Gibb, G
7.8 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 3.5 APG, 1.1 SPG
Much recognition is paid to the trio of Vasiliki Louka, Maria Mongomo, and Madison Landry, but Gibb is a crucial cog in the Timberwolves’ success. A fifth-year guard from Calgary, her ability to calm the offense and play good defense is invaluable to an undefeated TWolves roster.

UFV Cascades  – Record (3-5)
11th in Canada West Standings
55.6 Points Scored Per Game
62.0 Points Allowed Per Game
Scoring Leader: Taylor Claggett (17.5 Per Game)
Rebounding Leader: Taylor Claggett (8.3 Per Game)
Assists Leader: Taylor Claggett (2.8 Per Game)
Steals Leader: Taylor Claggett (1.5 Per Game)
Blocks Leader: Katelyn Mallette (1.2 Per Game)


Player To Watch :
Taylor Claggett, F
17.5 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 2.8 APG, 1.5 SPG
A fourth-year from Mission, B.C., Claggett has continued to add to her diverse game for the Cascades. The Canada West record-holder for free-throws attempted and made in a single game, the five-foot-eleven forward is excellent at drawing contact. Her matchup with Vasiliki Louka could be the difference in the weekend series.

Quotes :
UNBC’s Lucy Guan


On the undefeated start to the season…
“Of course it’s exciting, but we shouldn’t care too much about that. We want to keep working. There are a bunch of adjustments to our offense, we need to continue working on our defense, and our team chemistry.”

On the matchup with the Cascades…
“UFV has some good shooters, so we will need to close out on that. They also have a couple bigs who are very good on the boards, so we will need to make sure we box out. We have been working on playing as a team. Last game we played well defensively, so we hope to continue that.”


On preparing for road games…
“Our big focus is communication. Letting each other know what we can do to be better. On the road, we help one another, and the fact that we travel together and stay together, it really helps us get locked in.”