TRU sports: Hoops men miss playoffs, women still have shot; WolfPAck ice Clan
The TRU women’s hoops team remains in the hunt for a playoff spot after sweeping the Trinity Western University Spartans in Langley on the weekend.
The WolfPack prevailed 66-61 on Friday and 76-58 on Saturday.
TRU, at 7-9, sits fifth in the six-team Canada West Conference West Division, two points behind TWU.
The WolfPack round out the season this weekend with two games against 2-14 UBC-Okanagan, with the home game in Kamloops tipping off on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m.
A pre-game ceremony will honour last-year players Kailey Colonna, Michelle Dimond and Kaitlyn Widsten.
• The Thompson Rivers University men’s basketball team, however, will have to wait until next year after dropping two games on the weekend, ending its Canadian Interuniversity Sport playoff hopes.
The WolfPack needed to win all four of its remaining games to snare a wild-card berth, but that possibility ended in Langley on the weekend with back-to-back losses to Trinity Western.
TWU defeated TRU 89-77 on Friday and 97-92 on Saturday.
TRU’s record falls to 5-11 and the team will close out its season with a home-and-home series this coming weekend against UBC-Okanagan.
The second game will take place at the Tournament Capital Centre on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. and will include a pre-game ceremony honouring Chad Ko’s final game in a WolfPack uniform.
• The TRU WolfPack men’s hockey team defeated Simon Fraser University 5-4 in weekend B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League action.
TRU will face the University of Victoria this weekend on Vancouver Island.