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WolfPack battle but drop Canada West quarter final to Dinos

Volodymyr Iegorov
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Andrew Snucins
February 25, 2017 - 10:29 AM

Calgary, AB---Lessons learned. The youthful Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s basketball team were close, they led but eventually they fell victim to the veteran University of Calgary Dinos in Canada West quarter final action on Friday (Feb 24).

The WolfPack dropped a 76-68 decision to the host Dinos at the Jack Simpson Gym.  Calgary swept TRU—who had only one fifth year player—in two straight games and advance to host the Canada West Final Four.

SYNOPSIS:
The WolfPack had a 22-18 first quarter lead as Mike Rouault (2nd year, guard, Vernon, BC) hit a half court buzzer beater.  The teams were tied at 41 at the half. In the third quarter, TRU jumped out with a 6-0 run and had a five point lead at one point before leading by 3 (56-53) going into the final quarter. The teams were tied at 66 with three minutes left in the contest until fouls and turnovers got the best of TRU.
The victory was the fourth straight for Calgary over TRU dating back to the 2015-16 Canada West championship: which was also played at the Jack Simpson Gym.
Vladimir Iegorov (5th year, forward, Donetsk, Ukraine)-playing his final university game—led the way with 20 points and 11 rebounds for TRU.
Calgary’s main offensive came from Thomas Cooper who had 26.
The lead changed 16 times in the contest.

KEY STATS:
Thompson Rivers
Volodymyr Iegorov:  20 points, 11 rebounds (all defense), 3 assists, 2 steals in 38 mins
Derek Rhodes: 11 points, 3 rebounds (2 defense), 4 assists in 33 minutes
Mike Rouault: 10 points, 5 rebounds (3 defense), 1 steal, 1 assist in 19 minutse
Madhu McConnell: 8 points, 2 rebounds (both defense), 1 steal in 32minutes
Luke Morris: 8 points, 5 rebounds (all defense) in 29 minutes
Calgary:
Thomas Cooper:  26 points, 9 rebounds (8 defense), 3 assists in 32 minutes
Mambi Diawara: 15 points, 7 rebounds (all defense), 5 steals, 2 assists in 28 minutes.
Jhony Verrone: 13 points, 11 rebounds (9 defense), 3 assists, 2 steals in 32 minutes
David Kapinga: 11 points, 3 rebounds (2 defense), 2 assists,1 block in 36 minutes.

SCORES BY PERIOD:

Calgary             18        23      12     23      76
TRU                   22        19      15     12      68

REBOUNDS:
Calgary 47   TRU 34
TURNOVERS:
Calgary 15  TRU  14
STEALS:
Calgary 9   TRU  5
POINTS IN THE PAINT:
Calgary 32    TRU 26
BENCH POINTS:
Calgary 20   TRU j15
QUOTES:
WolfPack head coach Scott Clark:
On the Game:

UP NEXT:
The Dinos now host the Canada West Final Four next weekend.


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