Just call her ‘Lights Out’ Landry. UNBC rookie, Madison Landry was a basketball player possessed to score clutch points and lead the Lady T-Wolves to its first win of the season Saturday.
It was a nail-biter of a night that saw the UNBC Timberwolves Women’s Basketball Team win an 81-82 thriller against the Trinity Western Spartans.
Down by 17 points in the fourth quarter, Landry scored seven straight points to bring UNBC back to life. A 14-3 run in the final five minutes of the game would seal the deal and improve the Timberwolves record to 1-5 on the season. The Spartans fall to a 4-2 record.
Vasiliki Louka led the way with 19 points for UNBC, including three foul shots. Maria Mongomo scored 17 points, with Landry right behind her at 16.
Down by six points with just over a minute left in the game, Landry made two clutch free throws, then drained a three pointer to make it a one point game.
Landry continued her ‘never quit’ attitude just nine seconds later with a steal on defence. She drove to the basket and was fouled. Two more drained free throws would give UNBC its first lead since
Nine seconds later she stole the ball on defence, ran the length of the court and was fouled driving to the basket. Two more made free throws later and UNBC came away with its first victory of the year.
The Timberwolves now visit the University of the Fraser Valley for a pair of games set for Friday and Saturday.
Coming off a big win over Trinity Western on Friday night, the Timberwolves continued its success Saturday with a big 85-70 victory to complete the weekend sweep. Both teams now sit at 2-4 on the season.
Despite the positive result, the first half looked sluggish for UNBC. The Timberwolves connected on just two of 11 three-point chances in the first quarter, but did eventually finish 11 for 34 from beyond the arc.
Marcus Mackay led the way for UNBC with 26 points on the night. He also scored nine of the team’s first 18 points.
Vaggelis Loukas and Rhys Elliot scored 19 and 18 points respectively for the Timberwolves.
UNBC now travels to the University of the Fraser Valley for games on Friday and Saturday.
PHOTO COURTESY: CIS/ UNBC Athletics