Female hoopsters drop a pair
It's like getting that gaudy, ugly, multicoloured sweater from your great aunt for Christmas. Not exactly what you were hoping for.
The Grande Prairie Regional College Wolves women's basketball team got the equivalent of the ugly sweater as they hit the road to Edmonton last weekend to tangle with the MacEwan Griffins Friday and Saturday.
What transpired was a pair of outcomes the Wolves would probably like to send back as the Griffins notched a 77-63 victory Friday and then eked out a 74-72 win in the rematch Saturday.
"Last weekend was not the kind of weekend we wanted," said Wolves head coach Kim Gravengard. "We were looking forward to getting two wins and instead we came out with two losses."
The losses drop the Wolves to 12-8, in third place, eight points back of the 16-4 Griffins.
"It was close. There were lots of things that could have gone different ways," said Gravengard. "But the end result is they got the wins and we got the losses. It doesn't matter if it's by 20 points or one. We wanted the wins and it didn't happen.
"We need to focus a little harder and get more balanced. It's tough when you're on the road and playing at MacEwan.
"We went in and we all felt we were pretty ready for it, but they were just as ready as we were."