Braedan Willis, University of Victoria Vikes
The University of Victoria Vikes brought out the brooms Saturday night with a 81-62 victory, completing the two-game weekend series sweep over the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack on Nov. 10 in Kamloops.
The Vikes improve their conference record to 5-1 on the season.
“We really moved the ball well tonight,” said Vikes head coach Dani Sinclair, coaching in her seventh season. “With 23 assists that was one of the highest numbers we had all season. They obviously were trying to take time and space away Amira but she moved the ball well and had six assists herself. Other players stepped up and shared the load.”
The Vikes led the WolfPack after every quarter in tonight’s game. Aleah Ashlee and Katie Langdon tied for the team lead in points, both with 16. However, Langdon led all Vikes in rebounds in the game with 11. Calli McMillan, Amira Giannattasio and Ashley Day all hit double digits in points as the Vikes outscored the WolfPack in all four quarters of the game.
The loss drops the WolfPack’s record to 0-4 so far this season.
Fifth-year guard from Surrey, Michelle Bos led the WolfPack in scoring on the night, recording 19 points to go along with 10 rebounds and one assist.
“We weren’t able to sustain a run and that was part of the problem,” said WolfPack assistant coach Chuck Ferguson. “We came out with guns on fire in the fourth and hit a lot of shots but it we were unable to sustain that pace of play. We dug ourselves a big hole at the start and getting out of it became a ponderous task. The girls certainly put up the effort but it just wasn’t there tonight.”
The Vikes will travel to Alberta next weekend for another two game weekend series against the Calgary Dinos on Nov. 16-17. The games will be available live on pay-per-view at canadawest.tv.
1 2 3 4: F
TRU: 13 12 22 15: 62
VIC: 20 17 23 21: 81