GPRC Wolves Men's Basketball 2014
Oct 18 GPRC Opens the Regular Season with a Big Win at Home
Congratulations to the GPRC Wolves Men’s Basketball Team on an outstanding 73-67 win over the visiting SAIT Trojans in the opening game of the regular season. The Wolves were slow out of the gate and found themselves down 9-22 at the end of the first quarter and as much as 16-32 during the second quarter. .. That's about the time when an awesome mix of determination and confidence took over and the Wolves willed themselves back into the game outscoring the Trojans 57-35 the rest of the way. The Wolves turned in a ‘gritty’ team first performance that underscored their awesome determination. The GPRC squad mixed things up, took charges and played a solid overall defensive game. The team moved the ball well in both transition and in the half-court game and was able get to the foul line particularly in the second half of play.
Player of the game honors went to rookie point guard Michael Clemons, who had 8pts and 5 assists and brought leadership and tempo to the game. Andrew Burston had a solid performance registering a double-double with 19pts and 10 rebounds in his return to the court. Jordan Teo also had 19pt combined with 7 rebounds. Nicholas Maniatis chipped in 11pts. The rest of the team played significant roles that aren’t always measured on the stat sheet. An enthusiastic crowd played a huge role in creating a home court advantage.
Coach Nicol was extremely proud of the team, their efforts and composure in gutting out the win over a tough and talented opponent.
Wolf What? . . .Wolf Pack!!!
The Wolves travel to Medicine Hat and Briercrest this weekend. Go Wolves!
October 12,13 Pre-Season vs UNBC
The GPRC Wolves travelled to Prince George over the Thanksgiving weekend to take on the CIS level UNBC Timberwolves in a pair of exhibition contests.
The weekend proved to be valuable from both a basketball and team building perspective.
In game one the Wolves found themselves back on their heels adjusting to the physicality of the CIS game and fell 86-58. However, in game two the team battled hard and matched the physical play of the host Timberwolves keeping the contest within striking distance until the latter stages of the fourth quarter eventually falling 98-78.
Coach Nicol saw definite progress over the weekend and felt it was a worthwhile experience as the Wolves prepare to open regular season play this weekend.
For more information on Wolves Mens' Basketball contact:
Chris Nicol, Head Coach
Grande Prairie Regional College