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.

GPRC Wolves Weekend Recap

GPRC Wolves Weekend Recap

Your GPRC Wolves Soccer teams travelled to Edmonton for their first away games of the season.

The Women won 5-0 on Friday against the Kings University Eagles, and won 2-1 on Saturday against the Concordia University Thunder, with Players of the Game being Alexi Watson and Jess Winterford.

Players of the Game, Alexi Watson.
Player of the Game, Jess Winterford.

Fridays’ match against the Eagles saw goals from Alexi Watson, Ashytn Haycock, Shelby Henley, Madi Gillespie and Kelsey Wudkevich. In the top of the table clash against the Thunder on Saturday, the ladies fell behind to an early second half goal. An Ashtyn Haycock goal leveled matters midway through the half before Shelby Henley raced clear of the defensive line to score the decisive second goal.

The men drew 3-3 on Friday, and lost 1-2 on Saturday, with Players of the Game being David Rojas and Sebastien Lobe.

Player of the Game, David Rojas. 
Player of the Game, Sebastien Lobe.

 

The men raced to a 3-1 lead with goals from Zack Fischer (2) and Rui Vale on Friday, only for the Eagles to score two late goals and snatch a draw. In Saturday’s game David Rojas scored a header to send the Wolves into a 1-0 half time lead, however, the Thunder equalized at the start of the second half and took the lead with a penalty midway through the half. Coach Morgan commented that the men tried in vain for the equalizer, but were denied a clear penalty when Sebastian Lobe was fouled in the penalty box in the dying minutes.

The squads are back on the field October 14 and 15, hosting the NAIT Ooks who are ranked 1st (women) and 2nd (men) in the North Division. Games are scheduled at 2 p.m. (women) and 4 p.m. (men) on both days, and can be watched on ACACTV.ca. Home game schedules are available at gprc.ab.ca/athletics

Wolves Volleyball

In preparation for the upcoming season, Wolves Volleyball hosted the Briercrest Clippers in exhibition matches in the Wolf Den on Friday night. Both teams fell to the Clippers, the men 2-3 and the women 1-4. “With many new players on the roster it was very valuable to go through the process that we will follow for regular season matches,” said Head Coach Mitchell Schneider.

The Wolves travel to Fort McMurray for their season opener against the Keyano Huskies on October 13, where Schneider says they will use the experience as a strong reference point to draw upon in the next 2 weeks of training. Games are scheduled at for 6 p.m. (women) and 8 p.m. (men) on Friday, and 12 p.m. (women) and 2 p.m. (men) on Saturday, and can be watched on ACACTV.ca. Home game schedules are available at gprc.ab.ca/athletics

 

Wolves Basketball

The Wolves Women’s Basketball traveled South for a series of exhibition games hosted by SAIT Trojans, defeating the Lethbridge Pronghorns 64-61, and falling to the SAIT Trojans 58-72 and Olds Broncos 48-69. The men, also on the road fell narrowly to the Pronghorns 73-74, but defeated St. Mary’s Lightning 80-77.

Kassandra Little had an impressive performance with 19 points and 7 boards was the Wolves Player of the Game.

The final game of the series saw the women face defending national champions, Lethbridge Pronghorns. The women played well and fought hard to narrow the gap throughout the game and came out on top, winning 64-61. Botham happy with the team and said that she was very pleased with the effort and composure the women demonstrated, highlighting that Keitlyn Williams played a full 40 minutes and was a real leader for the team. With 37 points and 6 assists, Williams was nominated the Player of the Game.

The Wolves host Keyano Huskies in their Home Opener October 13. Games are scheduled at for 6 p.m. (women), and 8 p.m. (men) on Friday, and 12 p.m. (women) and 2 p.m. (men) on Saturday, and can be watched on ACACTV.ca. Home game schedules are available at gprc.ab.ca/athletics