The Lady Timberwolves and their captain, Rupertite Sarah Robin, had one last tournament of the pre season last weekend, a three game set as part of the University of Manitoba's Shoot for the Cure Tournament.
A challenging string of games that provided the squad with some tough competition and by the time Sunday rolled around, more than a few things to work on.
While they didn't have success in the win column over the weekend, Robin provided some leadership on the court, as she paced the squad with high scores in two of the three games.
Friday night she led the Timberwolves with 15 points in the 70 - 56 loss.
Saturday found the UNBC squad up against a formidable North Dakota squad, as the University of Jamestown Jimmie's took the play to the Timberwolves claiming an 81-43 victory.
|Prince Rupert's Sarah Robin in action at the|
University of Winnipeg tournament
(Photo from U of Manitoba Bison web site)
Sunday was wrap up day for the tournament, and Ms. Robin once again topped the T-Wolves scoring with 14 points on the afternoon, UNBC started off fast in the final match of the tourney, holding the lead in the first quarter but eventually falling behind the University of Manitoba Bisons, the final score was 61-47 with the Timberwolves finding themselves in foul trouble late in the game.
The U of W Wesmen and Jamestown Jimmies settled in for the championship game of the tournament on Sunday, with the hometown side claiming victory 90-77
The early season struggles are not a surprise for the UNBC coaching staff, as we outlined earlier in the month, the Timberwolves are putting a very young team with few veterans on the court this year, as the core of the team from last year has graduated.
Sarah Robin, is one of the few returning vets with game time experience, so the burdens of moving the offence will fall to her while the T-Wolves get more established in their positions.
Fans of the Timberwolves will get their first view of how the regular season will shape up next weekend when UNBC travels to Kamloops to take on the Thomson Rivers University with games on Friday and Saturday evening.
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