Ta’Quan Zimmerman had 24 points but it wasn’t enough as the TRU WolfPack lost a men’s basketball exhibition game 99-74 to the Western Washington Vikings in Bellingham on Tuesday.
The Vikings are the No. 5 ranked team in NCAA’s Division II. They outscored TRU 51-28 in the second half.
Zimmerman also had nine rebounds in the loss, with Josh Wolfram adding 13 points and nine rebounds. Will Ondrik also had 12 points for TRU.
TRU is off until Dec. 30-31, when it plays a pair of exhibition games against NAIA teams in San Diego.
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TRU WolfPack hockey player Steve Pantazopoulos had a number retired Wednesday evening.
The KIJHL’s North Okanagan Knights were to raise Pantazopoulos’s number to the rafters at the Nor-Val Centre in Armstrong before last night’s game with the visiting Summerland Steam.
Pantazopoulos, 21, is in his first season at TRU after captaining the Knights to the league final last season. Don Schulz, head coach of the WolfPack, was scheduled to be on hand with Pantazopoulos on Wednesday.