Coming into Friday’s match-up on a two game losing streak, the UNBC Women’s Basketball Team managed to gain back some of its momentum en-route to a 89-82 victory over the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack at the Northern Sport Centre.
Mario Mongomo led the way for the Timberwolves with a 26 point night, including seven rebounds. The second year forward put up 17 of those points in the second half to secure the win.
Despite a slow start, T-Wolves forward, Madison Landry put up 11 points to help guide UNBC to an 11-3 run in the last 90 seconds of the second quarter and narrow the Wolfpack lead to just three at half time.
Mongomo and Vasiliki Louka continued to pave the way for UNBC’s offense in the third quarter. Stacey Graham finally took the lead for the Timberwolves after she drained a pair of three pointers to gain a 54-50 edge over the Wolfpack.
The Timberwolves improve to 2-7 on the season, while the Wolfpack fall to 3-7.
Both clubs compete in the rematch 5 p.m. Saturday at the Northern Sport Centre.
Seeking a fifth straight victory, the UNBC Men’s Basketball couldn’t get it done on home court Friday night after a tough 87-81 loss to the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack.
The Wolfpack’s big fifth year guard, Volodymyr Iegorov had 14 points after the first quarter and finished the night with a game-high 23 points.
Thompson Rivers got off off to a quick start with a 22-15 lead after the first quarter. The Wolfpack nearly doubled UNBC’s score, up 50-26 after 20 minutes of play.
UNBC would make a comeback as second-year forward, Austin Chandler put up a team-high 22 points and eight rebounds. Saje Gosal followed up with 17 points of his own, all of which he netted in the fourth quarter for UNBC, but it was too little too late for the Timberwolves.
The Wolfpack and the Timberwolves tip off again 7 p.m. Saturday at the Northern Sport Centre.