Two points. That’s all it took for the University of Alberta Pandas to slide past the UNBC Timberwolves Women’s Basketball Team Saturday night.
In a back and forth battle, the game needed overtime as UofA battled right back with Pandas Guard Maddie Rogers scoring eight points in the extra frame to seal the victory.
UNBC led the match for more than 32 minutes. The Timberwolves had a strong start with Guard Maria Mongomo draining a three pointer, securing a rebound, and dropping in a lay-up to give UNBC an early 7-0 lead. In the third quarter, UNBC went on an 11-0 run and took a 12 point lead.
However, strong shooting from the Pandas and a game-high 23 points (19 of which came in the second half), for Rogers helped the Pandas improve to 4-0.
The Lady T-Wolves now fall to 0-4 on the season and will host the Trinity Western Spartans this Friday and Saturday.
While the women put up an impressive performance, the UNBC Men’s Basketball Team failed to show up Saturday in a game that saw UofA almost double their score.
The Golden Bears came out strong from beyond the arc, draining six three pointers in the first quarter alone en-route to a 110-56 victory. In fact, nine players from UofA hit three point shots and Alberta shot 57 per cent from long distance as a team.
In the the first half alone, the Golden Bears went on a 26-0 run and at one point held a 59 point lead over the Timberwolves.
Alberta shot 63 per cent from the floor in the first half, while the Timberwolves managed to only hit 33 per cent of their shots during that same time.
UofA improves to 4-0 on the season, while UNBC falls to 0-4.
The Timberwolves will host the Trinity Western Spartans for a pair of games this Friday and Saturday.