Wolves Start With Big Victory On The Road
The Wolves women's basketball team started the 2006-07 campaign with a big win on the road against a very tough The Kings University College. They
trailed most of the game Friday night before pulling out a 64-62 decision, then lost the rematch 75-65 Saturday afternoon.
Nonetheless, women's head coach Mark Catling was happy with the split.
"We led most of the way (Saturday) and kind of let one slip at the end. They made some shots and we missed some shots we should have made and that is
kind of the way it goes," said Catling.
Of importance to the coach was that he was able to continue with his plan of going deep into his bench in an effort to keep the pace of a pressure
defence up and have those players contribute offensively.
"The biggest thing for us was that we showed everyone that we are a pretty deep team and we are going to come after them hard and press them for 40
minutes both days," Catling said.
"Traditionally, we haven't been as deep in playing six, seven players and this year we are going to go 11-deep and go after teams and make it tough
for them on back-to-back days. They are going to have to handle pressure and prove that (they) have a bench that can play with us."
The women's team also shared the ball well on the weekend.
Fourth-year forward Jen Seemann paced the squad with 20 points Friday, although she was forced to sit out an entire quarter with foul trouble.
Picking up the slack were guard Melanie Patterson - who averaged 12 points in the two games - and rookie forward Laura Dunsdon, who contributed
double-digit figures in both rebounds and points on both nights.
Both the men and women's teams have a bye this weekend before hosting the Augustana Vikings Oct. 27-28.