Sunday, 3 October 2010

TRU 92, Seattle Blue Angels Club 85

The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men's basketball team rebounded from a one point half time deficit to down the Seattle Blue Angels club team 92-85 in exhibition action at the Tournament Capital Center on  Saturday (Oct 2).

"We learned that there are a lot of things we did today that we have to get better at," said TRU head coach Scott Clark. "If we were comparing this to the game of golf, we've taken our score from 100 to 80. But getting that score from 80 to 72 takes a lot of work. Its about cleaning up a bunch of little areas.  If we do that, we'll have a chance to be OK."

The WolfPack were led by 5th year post Greg Stewart (Kamloops, BC). He had 23 points, 18 rebounds in 21 minutes of floor time. He added 18 rebounds-13 of which were on defence. Rookie Justin Riggins (guard, Atlanta, GA) had 19 points playing in 12 minutes.

The Blue Angels, who are a team of former NCAA Division 1 players, had 30 points from Jason Keegstra. Clark liked to see Stewart go to the line for some free throws. "That was great and I thought his 18 rebounds was great."

As the WolfPack return to practice before their next exhibition game, October 15th against Langara College, Clark wants to work on reducing turnovers, rebounding and shooting from the perimeter. TRU opens the 2010-11 Canada West season on the road October 22nd in Brandon. Their home opener is Friday October 29th at the Tournament Capital Center against the University of Alberta Golden Bears.

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