Friday, 9 October 2009

Late scores/reports involving CW teams from Thursday

Regina 102, Medicine Hat College 37... Cougars took leads of 29-2 and 54-8 in dominating Medicine Hat College as all 12 Cougars who dressed played at least 12 minutes and all hit the scoreboard. Former Rattler 6'7" Lynn Gee led the way for the Cougars with 14 points.

Regina/Medicine Hat Box Score

Regina's next games are next weekend when the Cougars host Minot State and Williston State College both in Regina at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health & Sport. The following week Regina participates in the Graham Construction Shootout in Saskatoon.

UNBC 83, Thompson Rivers 76... From the TRU Athletics web site: “I’ve got lots of ammo to keep them on track.” The words of Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s basketball coach Thom Gillespie after he saw his team play for the first time in 2009-10. The WolfPack played their first exhibition game and fell to the University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves of the Canadian College Athletic Association. The score was 83-76 Thursday night (Oct 8) at the Tournament Capital Center.

“The long and the short of it is….we got out worked,” said Gillespie. “Our opponents played much tougher under the glass even though we out rebounded. They defended way harder than we did . We had no focus on defending. When you give up that many points, that is pretty clear.”

The WolfPack did lead by three (24-21) after the first quarter. But UNBC went on an 8-0 run in the second quarter and led at the half 46-38. Jessie Smith scored 10 of his 12 points for the Timberwolves in that half.

“When your opponents are allowed to shoot that many uncontested jumpers they will be successful,” Gillespie added. “ That is more a product of what we didn’t do in terms of getting out to defend our home court.”

The WolfPack were led by Jeff Friesen (5 th year, forward, Duncan, BC). He had 13 points. Greg Stewart (4th year, post, Kamloops, BC) added 12 points while Sean Garvey (5 th year, guard, Kamloops, BC) had 11 points.

Inderbir Gill had 18 points for UNBC.

“There were a lot of nerves on both sides,” said T-Wolves head coach Mike Rainbault. “We knew we were going into a battle. None of the teams we will face this year will have the size of TRU. It was a good effort and I was pleased.”

“I can emphasize the points that I have been telling them about in practice,” said Gillespie. “We were exploited and exposed in areas we had been working on from day one. As a coach, I’m pretty disappointed that they didn’t take the words to heart. It was pretty clear that UNBC was going to come out with a good work ethic. They are a CCAA team and they had something to prove. They were a quality basketball team.”

For the WolfPack, its back to the weight room and the practice court. They have eight days off before they play their next exhibition game (Fri Oct 16 at home to the BC College Athletic Association Langara College Falcons).

UNBC, on the other hand, hit the road for games tomorrow at the University of the Fraser Valley and Saturday at UBC.

FOUL SHOTS: All of the WolfPack saw the floor in this game. UNBC turned the ball over 20 times to TRU’s 18.

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