GPRC Wolves MBB: Weekend Split in Concordia

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.

Peace Country Idol 2016

Peace Country Idol 2016

The 14th Annual Peace Country Idol competition that takes place at GPRC has wrapped up for another year. A GPRC Business student run event, the competition includes local talent from Grande Prairie, Alberta and surrounding areas auditioning to win the grand prize of $1,000 and be named the next Peace Country Idol!

This year was just as successful as the past, with amazing talent and a close-competition.

The Grand Finale was held November 26 at the Douglas J. Cardinal Performing Arts Centre, where 19-year-old, GPRC Student, Olivia Francis-Akolo was named the 2016 Peace Country Idol Winner!

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On top of this excitement, GPRC Business students raised $8060.00 for ANSO Collectives and Educational Support Society. ANSO is dedicated to the advancement of education, the relief of poverty, and the improvement of the status quo in disadvantaged communities in Africa, North America and Cambodia. 

A job well done to GPRC Business students for another successful Peace Country Idol competition.

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Runner ups to Olivia include:

  • Second Place – Feyishola Shaba
  • Third Place – Shawna and MaryAnne and
  • People’s Choice Award – Presley Biegel

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Congratulations to all our winners.

Read more about Olivia Francis-Akolo’s success story here.