UNBC Women Complete First-ever Sweep
Prince George, B.C. – Vasiliki Louka had a game-high 22 points to help guide UNBC’s women’s basketball team to a 68-57 victory over the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack Saturday night at the Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre.
UNBC’s victory completed the weekend-sweep over the WolfPack as the Timberwolves improve to 3-7 in Canada West play. The WolfPack fall to 2-8.
It’s the first time the Timberwolves have swept a Canada West opponent in their five-year history.
“It feels really good to get two wins in a row right before the Christmas break,” said Louka, a third-year forward who credited her teammates for another strong performance. “It gives us confidence that we’re playing as a team and that translates into wins. We used the clock in the end and we hadn’t had that experience before.”
Both teams are idle in Canada West action until the new year. UNBC travels to Lethbridge to battle the Pronghorns Jan. 6-7 where they hope to build on the success of the weekend. “We have to keep pushing forward,” said Louka.
Meantime, the TRU men’s team went on a 22-5 run in the last five minutes of the game and went on to defeat the UNBC Timberwolves 92-80 Saturday night.
It was the WolfPack’s second-straight win over the Timberwolves and their fourth-straight of the season. TRU now improves to an even .500 record at 5-5 in Canada West play. It was the second-straight loss for the Timberwolves who now fall to 4-6.
UNBC’s attack was led by second-year forward Anthony Hokanson with 19 points. UNBC was up 40-33 at half-time.
The Timberwolves men’s team is also in Lethbridge Jan. 6-7.