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UNBC Timberwolves women's basketball set for neck-and-neck playoff-opener against Lethbridge Pronghorns

Women finished 2019-20 regular season on an eight-game win streak
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(via UNBC Athletics)

The UNBC women's basketball team has an almost identical playoff opponent in the first round: The Lethbridge Pronghorns. 

The Timberwolves finished in eighth place for the 2019-20 Canada West regular season going from a 3-9 to an 11-9 record, due to an eight-game win streak

Lethbridge has had an almost exact same season, also finishing with a record of 11-9 and now get the chance to host an elimination playoff game on their own floor at home.

Seeding is done by RPI in Canada West, which means depending on the schedule of each team throughout the season, a team could face tougher opponents which contributes to RPI. 

The matchup goes tonight in Alberta at 5 p.m. PST.

Here's how the two teams stack up against each other: 

UNBC TIMBERWOLVES

  • Ninth in Canada West standings
  • Record: 11-9
  • 73.6 points per game
  • 69.3 points allowed per game
  • Scoring Leader: Maria Mongomo (20.1 per game)
  • Rebounding Leader: Emma vanBruinessen (10.2 per game)
  • Assists Leader: Emily Holmes (3.9 per game)
  • Steals Leader: Maria Mongomo (3.4 per game)
  • Blocks Leader: Emma vanBruinessen (0.6 per game)

“Lethbridge is really talented and deep," UNBC's Madison Landry said. 

"They came to town last year and were really good at both ends of the floor. We expect them to come out very strong. We are very close in the standings, so it’s really anyone’s game and a matter of who wants it more. We can expect a good fight from them.”

LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 

  • Eighth in Canada West Standings
  • Record: 11-9
  • 68.5 points per game
  • 65.7 points allowed per game
  • Scoring Leader: Kacie Bosch (16.6 per game)
  • Rebounding Leader: Katie Keith (9.3 per game)
  • Assists Leader: Asnate Fomina (3.6 per game)
  • Steals Leader: Kacie Bosch (3.0 per game)
  • Blocks Leader: Amy Mazutinec (0.6 per game)



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