Adam Williams, Sports Editor Ω
With a win Jan. 26 the WolfPack women’s basketball team are headed back to the playoffs – they may even be hosting.
The WolfPack bounced back from a 71-67 loss on Jan. 25 with a 73-63 win over the University of Victoria. The win gave the WolfPack 24 points on the season and put them in a tie with UBC for second place in the Pacific Division. The top two teams in the division host the first round of Canada West playoffs and while UBC currently holds the tiebreaker over TRU, there’s still five games left in the season.
“We’re still fighting for position, the math is not done yet,” said head coach Scott Reeves. “There’s still a big series between UBC and Vic. UBC owns the tiebreak on us, we now – I think, mathematically – should own the tiebreak on Vic, but something could happen in the next week that could change that.”
Jen Ju led the WolfPack on Jan. 26, with 21 points in 37 minutes of action. Ju, now in her final year with TRU, played a 94-foot game Saturday, making strong plays both offensively and defensively.
“We had a game plan and a scouting report we needed to follow and down the stretch we knew they had some key players they were going to utilize against our defence so we keyed on those players,” Ju said. “Knowing what our jobs were helped a lot down the stretch.”
The women will also be hosts to action on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, against a Trinity Western University team that is no longer in the running for a spot in the playoffs. Both games start at 6 p.m.