After losing an overtime thriller, 82-80 against the University of Alberta last weekend, the Lady T-Wolves couldn’t hold on again Friday night in a 61-68 losing effort to the Trinity Western Spartans.
Jessie Brown led TWU with a team-high 21 points to put the Timberwolves record at 0-5 on the season.
Timberwolves second-year forward Maria Mongomo had 21 points of her own on the night, while Freshman Madison Landry followed with 10 points. Early on in the matchup it was a back and forth struggle between clubs as UNBC led 16-15 after the first quarter.
At halftime, the Spartans led by nine and continued to pour on the pressure in the second half. Brown dropped a pair of threes and a lay-up to give the Spartans a 54-45 lead going into the fourth quarter.
Trinity Western held on to its lead and kept UNBC win-less on the season. Both teams will be back in action at the Northern Sport Centre Saturday at 5 p.m.
Coming off a huge 11-56 loss to the University of Alberta, the UNBC Men’s Basketball team came into Friday’s game against Trinity Western with a much different mindset.
The men battled hard to earn their first win of the season in 80-71 victory over TWU and improve to 1-4 in the Canada West Conference.
Rhys Elliot scored a game-high 21 points for the Timberwolves, while fifth year point guard, Elliot Rowe knocked down six of seven three pointers for all of his 18 points. Rowe also added five rebounds for UNBC.
The Timberwolves led 39-30 at halftime thanks to a 10-2 run in the span of the final two minutes of the second quarter.
A strong defensive effort from UNBC and clutch shooting help the T-Wolves secure its lead and run down the clock for the victory in the fourth quarter.
Both clubs will rematch at the Northern Sport Centre Saturday at 7 p.m.