The TRU WolfPack women's basketball team opened its home exhibition tournament with an 85-56 victory over the Grant MacEwan Griffins at the Tournament Capital Centre on Friday.
The WolfPack is one of four teams at the tournament - the Saskatchewan Huskies, Victoria Vikes and Griffins are the others. Saskatchewan and Victoria play in the CIS's Canada West, like TRU, while MacEwan is the defending Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference champion.
TRU is set to play the Huskies today, 6 p.m., at the TCC, before finishing against the Vikes on Sunday at 11 a.m.
Last night, Diane Schuetze scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the WolfPack, which led 45-28 at the half. Taiysa Worsfold had 12 points and eight rebounds, with Jen Ju scoring 11 points and Rebecca Fernandez scoring 10 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
MacEwan, which will play the Vikes today at 8 p.m., was led by Kelly Fagan's 14 points on Friday.
The Huskies defeated the Vikes 71-70 in yesterday's other game.
TRU finished fourth in the team competition in the first tournament of the Pacific Western Athletic Association badminton season on Friday at TRU Gym.
Douglas, Kwantlen and Langara finished in the top three. The individual competition runs today, starting at 9 a.m., at TRU.
The WolfPack men's basketball team scored a 79-77 victory over the York Lions in an exhibition game at the TCC on Friday.
The game was the first of two against out-of-conference opponents for the WolfPack this weekend. TRU is to play host to the Montana State Northern Skylites today at 4 p.m.
MSN is an NAIA team; York plays in the CIS's Ontario University Athletics.
Kevin Pribilsky scored 17 points to lead the WolfPack last night, with Brett Rouault adding 15 points and Wil Ondrik scoring 11. Ivan Bozinovic led the WolfPack with 11 rebounds, with twin brother Blaz grabbing eight.
Richard Iheadindu had 15 points to lead York.
The Lions will play the Fraser Valley Cascades today at 2 p.m.
In its last exhibition weekend before the Canada West regular season, the WolfPack men's volleyball team won a pair of nailbiters at the UBC Thunderball tournament in Vancouver.
The WolfPack opened with a five-set (25-19, 29-27, 16-25, 22-25, 15-11) victory over the Manitoba Bisons on Friday morning, before needing five sets (18-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-21, 15-7) to dispatch the Guelph Gryphons last night.
Brad Gunter was stellar against Guelph, pounding 15 kills, with Jacob Tricarico and Philip Ozari each getting 10 kills. Ozari also had three aces.
Colin Carson had 49 set assists and four kills, along with a team-high eight digs.
Against Manitoba, Hardy Wooldridge had 16 kills, five aces and four block assists. Jesse Bazergui had nine kills and nine digs, while Daniel Eikeland Rod had seven kills. Blake Majcher had 15 digs.
The WolfPack is scheduled to play the Thunderbirds today, 12:30 p.m., and also will play in a playoff game at 6 p.m., or 7:30 p.m.
TRU will open its regular season on Oct. 26, when the UBC-Okanagan Heat visits the Tournament Capital Centre.