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UNBC Timberwolves basketball look to prey on Manitoba Bisons

Both UNBC teams come in with winning records while the University of Manitoba has struggled mightily
(via UNBC Timberwolves athletics)

UNBC men's and women's basketball teams will look to attack their prey this weekend at the Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre. 

The Timberwolves host the University of Manitoba Bisons tonight (Jan. 11) and Saturday night (Jan. 12). 

UNBC women come into the back-to-back weekend series with an 8-4 record and currently are riding a two-game winning streak after defeating Thompson Rivers University last weekend at home (Jan. 4 and 5) and will also look to extend their 6-0 unbeaten streak at home.

The Bisons currently sit at 5-7 on the season and are on a seven-game losing skid. 

UNBC sits seventh in Canada West Standings while Manitoba is 11th heading into the weekend. 

Statistics for both teams are as follows: 

UNBC Timberwolves (ladies) 

  • 77.3 points per game
  • 68.4 points allowed per game 
  • 43.6 field goal percentage 
  • 28.8 three-point percentage
  • 80.7 free throw percentage
  • 41 rebounds per game 
  • 17.8 assists per game 

Scoring leaders:

  • Points - Maria Mongomo (20.7 per game)
  • Rebounds - Vasiliki Louka (13.4 per game) 
  • Assists - Emily Homes (3.5 per game)
  • Steals - Maria Mongomo (2.4 per game)
  • Blocks - Vasiliki Louka (1.1 per game)

Manitoba Bisons (ladies)

  • 73.8 points per game 
  • 77.6 points allowed per game 
  • 36.7 field goal percentage
  • 27.4 three-point percentage
  • 64.1 free throw percentage
  • 44.4 rebounds per game
  • 12.6 assists per game 

Scoring leaders: 

  • Points - Taylor Randall (17.1 per game) 
  • Rebounds - Nicole Konieczny (7.8 per game) 
  • Assists - Taylor Randall (2.0 per game)
  • Steals - Taylor Randall (2.4 per game) 
  • Blocks - Clarie Harvey (2.3 per game)

“Getting two wins this weekend is really important, especially heading on to the road for the next weeks, which will be really difficult," UNBC's Devon Wood says in a press release. "Hopefully, this sets the tone for the rest of the season."

The men's team comes into the matchup this weekend sporting a 7-5 record after a split with the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack last weekend. They currently are on a one-game losing streak.

The Timberwolves have a decent home floor record (4-2). 

The Manitoba Bisons, meanwhile, sit at 3-9 on the year. They come into tonight's contest on a five-game skid and are 2-4 on the road this year. 

UNBC is currently seventh in Canada West standings while the Bisons sit in 14th. 

Statistics for both teams are as follows: 

UNBC Timberwolves (men)

  • 84.0 points per game
  • 80.8 points allowed per game
  • 42.0 field goal percentage
  • 29.4 three-point percentage 
  • 72.5 free throw percentage
  • 39.7 rebounds per game
  • 16.9 assists per game

Scoring leaders: 

  • Points - Jovan Leamy (20.2 per game)
  • Rebounds - Vaggelis Loukas (9.3 per game) 
  • Assists - James Agyeman, Vova Pluznikov (3.3 per game)
  • Steals - Jovan Leamy (2.9 per game)
  • Blocks - Jovan Leamy (0.9 per game)

Manitoba Bisons (men)

  • 74.8 points per game
  • 84.0 points allowed per game
  • 40.6 field goal percentage
  • 29.6 three-point percentage
  • 66.1 free throw percentage
  • 42.4 rebounds per game
  • 14.2 assists per game

Scoring leaders: 

  • Points - Rashawn Browne (17.8 per game) 
  • Rebounds - James Wagner (6.7 per game) 
  • Assists - Rashawn Browne (5.3 per game)
  • Steals - Kerian Zziwa (1.8 per game)
  • Blocks - Isaac Miller-Jose (0.8 per game)

The women tip off at 6 p.m. tonight and 5 p.m. tomorrow, while the men will get underway at 8 p.m. tonight and 7 p.m. on Saturday. 


Jess Fedigan

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Jess Fedigan graduated from BCIT’s Broadcast and Online Journalism program in 2016 and comes from the Lower Mainland.
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