WBB: Trinity Western at Timberwolves Preview

Women's Basketball
November 14, 2018

November 16th & 17th
Canada West Women’s Basketball Preview
Trinity Western @ UNBC

UNBC Timberwolves – Record (4-0)
4th in Canada West Standings
91.3 Points Scored Per Game
66.3 Points Allowed Per Game
Scoring Leader: Maria Mongomo (23.5 Per Game)
Rebounding Leader: Vasiliki Louka (14.5 Per Game)
Assists Leader: Emily Holmes (5.0 Per Game)
Steals Leader: Maria Mongomo (2.5 Per Game)
Blocks Leader: Vasiliki Louka (0.5 Per Game)

Player To Watch :
Madison Landry, G
17.5 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 4.0 APG, 1.0 SPG
A six-foot tall swing who provides matchup issues for most teams in Canada West, Landry has taken another step forward this season. The third-year Prince George native has seen her points per game and assists per game increase, and will need to be good at both ends of the floor against a danger TWU squad.

TWU Spartans  – Record (6-0)
1st in Canada West Standings
75.3 Points Scored Per Game
60.0 Points Allowed Per Game
Scoring Leader: Tessa Ratzlaff (17.5 Per Game)
Rebounding Leader: Tessa Ratzlaff (7.8 Per Game)
Assists Leader: Jessie Brown (4.0 Per Game)
Steals Leader: Nicole Peters (1.0 Per Game)
Blocks Leader: Tessa Ratzlaff (1.2 Per Game)

Player To Watch :
Tessa Ratzlaff, F
17.5 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 2.3 APG, 1.2 BPG
A two-time Canada West All-Star, Ratzlaff has led the Spartans to great early-season success. Pacing Trinity Western in points and rebounds, the Abbotsford native will look to match up with TWolves post, and fellow conference all-star, Vasiliki Louka.

Quotes :
UNBC’s Alina Shakirova

On the TWolves’ 4-0 start to the season…
“We are definitely happy, but not satisfied. There are things to work on and improve, and we always want our best results. You want to stay undefeated as long as you can. This will show how strong we are and where we are as a team.”

On the matchup with the unbeaten Spartans…
“Trinity is a very aggressive team. They run fast breaks, and they rebound hard. They know how to play good defense, and they always try their best. We definitely need to stick to our plan, listen to Coach, and need to give our best. We will need to be aggressive on rebounds, stop their shooters, and stop their post from getting the points she usually does.”

On playing at the Northern Sport Centre…
“It’s always nice to play at home. We have great support from the community, and a lot of our friends and family come to support us. We love to feel that energy from the people who come to watch us.”