GPRC Wolves MBB: Weekend Split in Concordia

The GPRC Wolves Basketball were in Edmonton to face the Concordia Thunder this past weekend in ACAC Basketball action.

#15 Alexander Joseph.

Friday night saw the Wolves jump out to an early lead, up 19-15 after the first quarter.  The Thunder bounced back in the second, outscoring the Wolves 27-21 to lead at half 42-40.  The Wolves responded in the second half by winning both quarters, 21-18 in the third and 22-18 in the fourth.  The result was a Wolves victory, beating the Thunder 83-78.  Alexander Joseph was Player of the Game on Friday night with 11 points, 18 rebounds and 1 assist.  Fifth year guard Kenny Johnson had another strong performance scoring 31 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists and first year guard Vishal Dhillon had 12 points, going 4/6 from beyond the arc.

The Wolves and Thunder returned to action Saturday afternoon.  The teams had a fairly even first quarter, with the Thunder up 18-16.  The second quarter was a different story, with the dominant play of the Wolves scoring 34 point in the quarter to lead 50-28 at half.  With the Wolves up almost 30 points in the third quarter, the Thunder locked down and slowly chipped away at the deficit.  The Thunder won the third quarter 21-13 to reduce the lead to 14.  The Thunder kept chipping away in the fourth quarter, winning the quarter 30-15 and the game 79-78.  The Thunder took the lead on a contested 3 point shot with 5.6 seconds left.  The Wolves were lead by fifth year guard Kenny Johnson, who scored 32 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists.  Third year forward Alexander Joseph scored 14 points and 5 rebounds and Vishal Dhillon scored 9 points and 2 rebounds in the game.

With the split against the Thunder, the Wolves have a 6-4 record.  This has the Wolves sitting tied for first in the North standings with Lakeland and NAIT.  The Wolves now have a bye week, and finish out the first semester schedule on the road next weekend, visiting The King’s University Eagles.  The games are Friday, November 24 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 25 at 3 p.m. at King’s University Gym.  Both games can be watched online at www.acactv.ca.

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