Alumni weekend a dud for hoopsters
It was a forgettable alumni weekend on the court for the Grande prairie Regional College Wolves basketball teams as the men and women were both swept by the MacEwan College Griffins.
"It's disappointing. You like it when your almuni is here to show some support," said Wolves women's coach, Kim Gravengard.
"The good thing about it is they are all alumni and athletes. They've been on the court and they know how it feels when frustration strikes."
Nothing was more frustrating for the Wolves than the way they started the weekend, being outscored 17-6 in the first quarter of Friday's 89-68 loss.
"The girls played well last night (Friday), but we couldn't score," said Gravengard.
The Wolves would have had to score in bunches to keep up with MacEwan. The Griffins shot 44 per cent from the field, 42 per cent on three-pointers and 88 per cent from the foul line. Comparing those numbers to GPRC's line of 38, 15 and 53 per cent gives a clear indication of how the game was won.
The Wolves put together a more consistent effort on Saturday. Shooting was again the difference, as the Griffins made key shots at the end of the game and the Wolves did not.
"We'll just keep working offensively at making those pressure shots at critical times," Gravengard said. "When you've got to get yourself from being on the low end of the score to the high, you've got to be able to make critical shots at critical times and we've been very inconsistent at doing that."
The Griffins won 70-59 on Saturday.