WolfPack men's basketball splits at Fraser Valley

Luke Morris
Image Credit: Dan Kinvig

Abbotsford, BC—The Thompson Rivers University got over 20 points from a rookie and a veteran and they downed the host University of Fraser Valley Cascades 79-67 in Canada West men’s basketball play on Saturday (Jan 28).

Volodymyr Iegorov (5th year, forward, Donetsk, Ukraine) had a ‘double double”: 25 points and 12 rebounds while Trent Monkman (1st year, guard, Smithers, BC) added 20 points and seven rebounds

SYNOPSIS

The WolfPack moved back to .500 in league play.  They were up 33-30 at the half.   Fraser Valley had three players in double figures led by Manny Dulay with 20.
Two other WolfPack players: Luke Morris (4th year, forward, Mission, BC) and Joe Davis (2nd year, forward, Kamloops, BC) were also in double figures.  Morris had 14 points while Davis added 11.

KEY STATS:

THOMPSON RIVERS
Volodymyr Iegorov: 25 points, 12 rebounds (7 on defense), 2 assists, 1 block, 1 steal in 37 minutes
Trent Monkman: 20 points, 7 rebounds (6 on defense), 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 block in 25 minutes
Luke Morris: 14 points, 10 rebounds (9 on defense), 2 assists, 1 steal in 26 minutes
Joe Davis: 11 points, 5 rebounds (4 on defense), 1 assist, 1 block in 37 minutes

FRASER VALLEY:
Manny Dulay: 20 points, 7 rebounds (all on defense), 4 assists, 1 steal in 25 minutes
Vijay Dhillon: 14 points, 2 rebounds (both defense), 3 ass9sts, 1 steal in 35 minutes
Denver Sparks-Guest: 12 points, 6 rebounds (4 on defense) in 25 minutes

SCORE BY PERIODS:

TRU:                                      18  15  22  24    79
FRASER VALLEY:                  13  17  12  25    67
TURNOVERS:
TRU 14   FRASER VALLEY 12
STEALS:
TRU  6      FRASER VALLEY  5

RECORDS:

TRU       8-8                     FRASER VALLEY  7-9

QUOTES:

TRU  head coach Scott Clark:

On the Contest:
“We were a little bit tougher today and turned the ball off less times. We were able to take advantage of UFV being tired after being on the road the past few weeks.  Trent Monkman (1st year, guard, Smithers, BC) had a strong outing.”

UP NEXT:

Next weekend, Thompson Rivers will be at home to the University of Calgary Dinos while Fraser Valley will entertain the University of Victoria Vikes.

Tip off Friday (Feb 3) will be 8 pm.
It is “Donor Appreciation” night.   On Saturday (February 4), the WolfPack are holding their alumni night. Admission is free for alumni and their families.  It is also the TRU Alumni chapter’s first “Alumni Access Series.’

When Alumni show or sign up for their “Alumni Access Card’ they will get free admission, An Alumni receiption with food and beverages, special draws, reserved seating and when they wear orange they will receive a free gift.  Alumni can apply for their “Access Card” by logging onto https://acm.tru.ca/page809.aspx?PageMode=Hybrid.


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