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WolfPack Women’s Basketball To Carleton For Exhibition Tourney

Audrey Rankin
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October 20, 2016 - 1:36 PM

Lots of exhibition basketball ahead for the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s team this weekend.

Scott Reeves takes his team into Ottawa to play in a tournament at Carleton University.  The WolfPack begin play Friday (Oct 21) night when they meet the Queen’s University Gaels.

“We are continuing to establish a winning set of standards on the court, in the classroom and in the community.  We are excited to play some of the best teams in the country at Carleton this weekend.”

The ‘Pack meet up with host Carleton on Saturday (6 pm EDT) before finishing up Sunday (Noon EDT) against Concordia.

Reeves says all three of their opponents are truly some of the best in Canada. “Queen’s, Concordia and Carleton will all be considered in the top 10 this year.  This will be a very good test for us to prepare for conference play.”

Since TRU doesn’t play these teams regularly, one has to ask how the coaching staff prepares for games—even exhibitions—like these. “I think coaches just want to play good games,” Reeves explains. “They want to provide the best litmus test for their program that they can.

He adds that the mindset remains the same as always evaluating your team and where we need to improve.

The WolfPack have added two more local players to the roster for the coming season.  Forward Riley Oien and Danya Lincoln are graduates of South Kamloops and bring to six the number of Kamloops players on the roster
“Dani did a lot of work over the summer to walk onto this team,” Reeves explains.  “She got in very good shape and worked on her skill set. She is picking up things quickly in practice and will be able to help us on the rebounding end for sure.  Riley approached us about being a practice player to help us through some injuries. That turned out to be a position player once we saw her practice at this level. We are excited that Riley offered to help us and now it has turned into a great opportunity for her.”

The other local players on the WolfPack are fourth year forward Shenise Sigsworth and third year’s Kanesha Reeves, Emma Piggin and Emily Vilac.  Reeves, Piggin, Vilac, Oien and Lincoln are all graduates of South Kamloops Secondary.  Sigsworth went to Sa-hali Secondary.

After the tournament, the ‘Pack return home but then head to Victoria next weekend for their two final exhibition games of the year.   Thompson Rivers opens their 2016-17 Canada West regular season on the Warner Rentals Court at the Tournament Capital Centre on Friday, November 4th against the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds.  Tip off will be 6 pm.

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