GPRC Wolves Men’s Basketball: Final Home Games of First Semester

The GPRC Wolves concluded their home schedule for the first semester by welcoming the NAIT Ooks to the GPRC Gymnasium.

Friday night saw the first quarter played very evenly, with the Ooks having the slight advantage, up 19-17 after 10 minutes.  The Wolves responded with a great second quarter, going 20-14 to lead the game 37-33 at half.  The Wolves kept pace with the Ooks, winning the third quarter 16-15 and the fourth quarter 23-20, resulting in a Wolves victory.  The Wolves shot 44% from the field, and had a whopping 38 points in the paint Friday night.

The Wolves also improved their Free Throw percentage, by going 15/20 for 75%.  Logan Rempel was Player of the Game on Friday night with 16 points, 3 rebounds and 1 steal.  Fifth year guard Kenny Johnson had another strong performance scoring 31 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and third year post Ryan Pelster had 10 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist.

WMB: Player of the Game for Friday night, Logan Rempel.

The Wolves and Ooks returned to action Saturday afternoon, with the Wolves looking for their second consecutive sweep and fifth win in a row.  The teams would be tied at 20 after one quarter, and the Ooks outscored the Wolves 30-19 in the second quarter to lead 50-39 at half.  The Wolves began to claw back, winning the third quarter 16-15 to cut the deficit to 10 after three quarters.  The Wolves, lead by Kenny Johnson, went at the Ooks in the fourth quarter to have a 84-81 lead with less than 10 seconds to play.  The Ooks were able to get a contested three-point shot off to tie the game at 84 and force overtime.  The Overtime saw the game see-saw back and forth, with both teams sharing the lead throughout the five minute overtime.  Both teams scored 13 in the extra time, resulting in a second overtime.  The second overtime saw the Ooks take the lead and never let go, outscoring the Wolves 18-8 in the second overtime and beating the Wolves 112-105.   The Wolves were lead by fifth year guard Kenny Johnson, who scored an amazing 58 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists.  First year guards Jonathan Mueller and Logan Rempel, as well as third year post Ryan Pelster all contributed with 10 points.

WMB: Player of the Game for Saturday night, Kenny Johnson.

With the split against the Ooks, the Wolves have a 5-3 record, sitting second in the North standings.

The Wolves now finish out the first semester schedule on the road, first visiting the Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder.  The games are Friday, November 10, 2017 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 3 p.m. at the Ralph King Athletic Centre.  Both games can be watched online at www.acactv.ca. Go Wolves Go! 

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