Wolves women sweep NAIT to open hoops season 4-0
The GPRC Wolves women's basketball team improved to a perfect 4-0 to start the season after defeating the NAIT Ooks in two games last weekend.
The Wolves won 75-70 Friday and 83-70 Saturday in two, fast-paced games.
"They matched us athletically so we pushed the ball fast up the floor and they pushed it back fast," said Wolves head coach Kim Gravengard.
Erin Slemp was named player of the game on Friday, putting up 15 points and five rebounds.
Slemp is best known as a defensive player and it was on that end of the floor where she played a vital role in the two victories.
Gravengard assigned Slemp and teammate Lenka Rohova to defend against Dale-Marie Cumberbatch, who leads the league in scoring with 25.4 points per game.
Cumberbatch was still able to score 33 points Friday, but her teammates were unable to take advantage of their opportunities to earn NAIT a win.
"You take her out of the plays and you create opportunities for yourself," Gravengard said.
Laura Dunsdon was named player of the game Saturday with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
GPRC was able to dominate both ends of the floor, winning all but two quarters over the weekend.
"We kind of make our personal goals by winning each quarter," Gravengard said.
"That's sort of our goal for the year. Each quarter we try to push ourselves and win a quarter at a time."
The weekend's outcome is a reversal of last year when NAIT upset GPRC during the second week of the season.
"We fully expected to take two off of NAIT last year and we lost two. That was two of their only six wins they had all last year," Gravengard said.
"If you don't go in prepared against a team, that's what happens."
The Wolves will host Concordia University College this weekend in their home opener.