Two Wolves Selected To All-Conference Team
March 2nd, 2009
Two members of the GPRC Wolves were honoured for their outstanding years, as they were selected amongst the league’s best as members of the ACAC All-Conference team, which honours the top players in the division based on their play during this past season.
Melissa Buhler was selected to the ACAC All-Conference First Team, after an outstanding final season of college basketball. Buhler finished third in the division in scoring, averaging 17.89 points per game. Melissa also displayed her all around game as she also finished fifth in steals and eight in the league in assists per game. This is the third All-Conference selection for Buhler during her four years of play in the ACAC and caps off an amazing career that saw Melissa win a CCAA All-Canadian award in 2006 and finish as the all-time leading scorer in GPRC Wolves program history (1,574 points).
Erin Slemp was named to the ACAC All-Conference Second team, as a result of the best year of her playing career. After being reinstated with another year of eligibility, Slemp took full advantage of it, with her outstanding play. Erin finished tenth in the league in scoring and was also in the top ten in assists and steals. Erin finished second on the team in scoring and helped lead the Wolves to the ACAC postseason in all three of her years playing for the program.
Wolves Swept By Kodiaks In ACAC First Round Playoff Series
March 2nd, 2009
The GPRC Wolves knew the challenge of playing the number one ranked college team in Canada, the Lethbridge Kodiaks, was going to be a difficult task and the two games this weekend definitely lived up to expectations.
The Kodiaks jumped out on the Wolves Friday night, winning 85-66, behind the outstanding play of guard, Kayla Lambert who scored 32 points for the Kodiaks. Tia Gerwatoski led the Wolves with eighteen points in the loss. And in the final game of the series, the Kodiaks clinched the win with a 76-63 hard fought victory against GPRC, despite 23 points from Wolves All-Star Melissa Buhler.
Despite the series sweep, the top team in Canada had to battle for every point against the relentless Wolves squad, who held leads in the second quarter during both games. GPRC definitely left everything on the floor, pushing the Kodiaks into two battles during the series.
“When you’ve got a team up against the wall like that, they will do whatever it takes to win,” said Kodiaks head coach, Brad Karren. “We knew they would be physical and tough. “
With the season now finished for GP, they can now look back at what should be considered as a very successful season for the program. The Wolves finished the regular season with a strong 16-8 record, which is their third straight year with single digits in the loss column. It also marks the third consecutive appearance for the program in the ACAC playoffs, after a previous five year absence. The team also saw two of their own, Melissa Buhler and Erin Slemp honoured for their outstanding seasons, as being named to the ACAC All-Conference team. All in all, the Wolves once again showed why the GPRC athletics program is considered one of the top in the province.