The winning streak is over for the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack. They opened the 2017 portion of their Canada West men's basketball season with a 10 point loss to the visiting University of Victoria Vikes. The score on Friday (Jan 6) was 86-76.
The WolfPack trailed by seven (19-12) after the first quarter and were down 43-34 at the half. Grant Sitton (5th year, forward, Brush Prairie, Washington) led the Vikes offensively wWolfPack Men's Volleyball Swept In Calgaryith 30 points.
TRU's top scorer was Michael Rouault (2nd year, guard, Vernon, BC) with 15 points. Derek Rhodes (3rd year, guard, Antioch, California) chipped in with 14 points while Joe Davis (2nd year, forward, Kamloops, BC) added 13 points.
The Pack outscored the Vikes 25-16 in the final quarter.
Michael Rouault: 15 points, 6 rebounds (2 on defense), 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block
Derek Rhodes: 14 points, 2 rebounds (one ach way), 3 assists, 2 steals
Joe Davis: 13 points, 2 rebounds (one each way), 2 steals, 1 block, 2 assists
Volodymyr Iegorov: 11 points, 9 rebounds (5 on defense), 4 steals, 4 assists, 1 block
Grant Sitton: 30 points, 7 rebounds (4 on defense), 1 assist
Scott Kellum: 18 points, 4 rebounds (2 each way), 1 assist, 3 steals
JJ Hamel-Carey: 16 points, 5 assists, 2 steals
Hassan Abdullahi: 10 points, 5 rebounds (all on defense), 3 assists, 1 steal
Victoria 20 TRU 15
SCORING BY PERIOD:
Victoria 19 24 27 16 86
TRU 12 22 17 25 76
TRU 5-6 Victoria 3-6
TRU head coach Scott Clark:
On the Contest:
"Shooting well is not playing well. We didn't play well. They kicked our ass and we should be embarrassed by our efforts today."
"Victoria head coach Craig Beaucamp (14th season) :
On the Game:
"The biggest thing is that we hit some shots. That was the biggest difference. They didn't shoot the ball as well as they usually do. If you looked at the stats in the first half that was the difference. We hit seven and they hit two. We continued the hot shooting in the second half. I thought it was a pretty evenly played contest."
The two teams will play again at the Tournament Capital Centre tomorrow (Sat Jan 14). Tip off is 7 pm.
Next week: TRU will wrap up their home stand with back to back games against the University of Winnipeg Wesmen (Jan 13-14). Victoria will return to the Interior to visit Kelowna, BC and the UBCO Heat..
Those games can be seen on www.CanadawestTV on a pay-per-view basis.