WolfPack men's basketball even Canada West play in series with Bobcats
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February 19, 2017 - 9:03 AM
BRANDON — The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack have forced a third and deciding game of their Canada West men’s basketball play in series. Saturday (Feb 18) at the Healthy Living Centre in Brandon, the Pack beat the host Bobcats 96-64. Game three will be played Sunday night (Feb 18)
The WolfPack led 43-32 at the half. They were led offensively by Derek Rhodes (3rd year, guard, Antioch, CA) with 21 points. Rhodes had 11 points at the half. Volodymyr Iegorov (5th year, forward, Donetsk, Ukraine) added 20 points with 15 coming in the first two quarters.
At one point, the WolfPack led by 30 points.
Brandon’s top sniper was Earl Thompson Junior with 13 points. Pookie Saunders added 10.
Derek Rhodes; 21 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds (both defense) in 28 minutes
Volodymyr Iegorov: 20 points, 15 rebounds (13 on defense), 3 steals, 2 assists in 27 minutes
Joe Davis: 14 points, 4 rebounds (2 each way), 3 assists in 29 minutes
Luke Morris: 13 points, 4 rebounds (3 on defense), 1 assist in 21 minutes
Mike Rouault: 5 points, 10 rebounds (8 on defense) 4 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in 24 minutes
Earl Thompson Jr: 13 points, 6 rebounds (3 on either side), 6 assists, in 25 minutes
Pooke Saunders: 10 points, 5 rebounds (all on defense) in 29 minutes
Tyvon Cooper: 9 points, 2 rebounds in 27 minutes
John Paul: 8 points, 6 rebounds (5 on offense), in 20 minutes
SCORES BY PERIOD:
TRU 18 25 32 21 96
BRANDON 14 18 19 13 64
Brandon 12 TRU 8
TRU 6 Brandon 3
POINTS IN THE PAINT:
TRU 32 Brandon 28
TRU head coach Scott Clark:
“We played better defensively than last night. Our scorers scored but it was a team effort as they were able to get the ball thanks to their teammates. We expect no surprises for game three. We will have to continue to be better on defense.”
The Bobcats and WolfPack will play a winner take all game three Sunday night (Feb 19). Tipoff is 7 pm MDT. You can see the game on a pay per view basis by logging onto WWW.CanadawestTV. The winner of this series will meet the number one ranked Calgary Dinos in a best of three quarter final series next week (Feb 23-26). That series will be played in Calgary.
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