It wasn’t the start the UNBC Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams were looking for to start the season, each getting getting swept in their two-game series match-ups with the University of Winnipeg this weekend.
Following a loss on Friday night, Saturday night saw the UNBC Women’s team lose to Winnipeg by a score of 51-66. It was missed opportunities by the Timberwolves in the opening half, shooting just 25 per cent from the field to earn only 20 points.
The Wesmen capitlaized on their chances, going up 18-9 after the first quarter and extending that lead, up 34-20 at half-time.
Winnipeg was led by Fourth year guard Antoinette Miller who scored 21 points, including three of four three pointers, eight rebounds, and six assists.
UNBC Guard, Maria Mongomo scored 15 points for the Timberwolves.
The Lady T-Wolves now fall to 0-2 on the season and will be back in Prince George for their home-opener series Friday and Saturday night against the UofA Pandas.
On the men’s side, UNBC put in a solid effort, but couldn’t come away with the win in a tight match with the Wesmen Saturday night.
It was the Rhys Elliot show all night for the Timberwolves as last year’s leading scorer for the club picked up right where he left off. Elliot scored a game-high 34 points and added five rebounds and four steals. Vaggelis Loukas chipped in with 19 points and nine rebounds for UNBC as well, but it wasn’t enough to seal a victory.
The University of Winnipeg was able to put up big points, most notably from Baltimore native Sean Tarver. In Tarver’s first season with the Wesmen, he’s certainly not disapointing so far. He scored 29 points, and 11 rebounds, knocking down 11 of 17 shots in 21 minutes coming off the bench.
The Wesmen defeat the Timberwolves by a score of 84-75.
UNBC falls to 0-2 on the season and will now host the University of Alberta for a pair of games this Friday and Saturday night.