Basketball teams shut out in road games in Edmonton
PETE LUCAROTTI - Herald-Tribune sportswriter
It was a tough weekend for the GPRC Wolves basketball program, as both the men's and women's squads left Mac-Ewan College without a win.
The men's team managed to keep its games close, losing 95-83 on Friday and 85-83 on Saturday, but that's small consolation for a team currently sitting in last place in the North division at 0-8.
Head coach Chris Nicol said the team's disappointing record is affecting the team's confidence and it showed over the weekend.
"I really thought we were going to get it done," he said.
"You could just basically see it. We go out for the fourth quarter and we just weren't the same team we were for the first three quarters."
On Friday the women started off slow, but managed to keep the game close before falling 65-54. That wasn't the case on Saturday, however, as the Wolves found themselves on the losing end of a 95-53 beating at the hands of the Griffins.
"On Saturday I'm not really sure where my team was," said Wolves coach Kim Gravengard.
"They executed the plays and we were running our offence, but defensively we struggled."
The Wolves were able to walk away happy with a split against Concordia the previous weekend, which included their first loss of the season, but have now lost three straight.
"There has to be some point in the season where you have a few little slumps to pull you back into knowing that you have to be ready every game," Gravengard said.
To make matters worse, Wolves starting guard Lenka Rohova broke her hand at the start of Friday's game. Rohova will likely miss the rest of the first half of the season and return in January.
Both the men and women's teams will host the King's University College Eagles this weekend.