November 9, 2006
By JEFF KORENKO
Thunder is often a warning sign that something much more ominous could be on its way.
Where both Grande Prairie Regional College Wolves hoops squads are concerned, they can hear their Concordia University College counterparts wanting to make some noise from behind them in their respective Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference North Division standings.
Both local college basketball squads will be at Concordia this weekend to take on the Thunder.
Coming into the weekend, the men's and women's Wolves teams have compiled impressive 5-1 records to start the season and sit in second place in their divisions.
Conversely, both Thunder teams are 2-4. The women's mark has them in fourth place behind division-leading Grant MacEwan, Grande Prairie and King's, while their men's squad sits fifth with those same teams, plus Lakeland ahead of them.
Collectively, the women, who are coming off a two-game sweep of the NAIT Ooks on the road last weekend, collectively know they will have their work cut out for them in games Friday and Saturday, said head coach Mark Catling.
The Thunder won their last game 65-51 over Lakeland prior to a bye last weekend and have averaged 57.3 points per game thus far this season.
And they have always played GPRC with a ton of intensity, Catling added.
"It'll be two tough games against Concordia. They are 2-4 in the standings, but a very good team and a team that we have really struggled with in the past couple of years.
"So that will be a very good test for us this weekend."