Sports Briefs: WolfPack men set for exhibition play

Kamloops Daily News
January 3, 2012 01:00 AM

The TRU WolfPack women's basketball team placed sixth at the Concordia-Reebok Invitational in Montreal after losing 74-69 to the McGill Martlets in the fifth-place game Saturday.

TRU held a 20-10 lead after one quarter and was ahead 35-24 at the half, but wasn't able to hold it.

The WolfPack got big efforts from three fourth-year players as Diane Schuetze had 21 points and 10 rebounds, Jen Ju put in 16 points, and Tracy Kocs scored 14 points.

The WolfPack, which is at home to the Winnipeg Wesmen on Friday, 6 pm., at the TCC, finished the tournament at 1-2.The Alberta Pandas won the tournament, beating the Concordia Stingers 71-60 in the final.

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The WolfPack men's volleyball team are to arrive in Los Angeles today and will play a couple of exhibition games there later in the week.

On Thursday, the WolfPack will meet the U of Pacific Tigers, then will play the Stanford University Cardinal on Friday and Saturday.

The Cardinal is the NCAA's No. 3-ranked men's team.

The WolfPack beat the Queen's Golden Gaels 3-1 and lost 3-1 to the Trinity Western Spartans in a couple of split-squad exhibition games in Langley on Tuesday.

TRU kicks off the second half of its Canada West season on Jan. 13 against the host UBC Thunderbirds. The TRU is at home to the Brandon Bobcats on Jan. 20, 7:45 p.m.

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Kesa Van Osch and her rink from Nanaimo won the Tim Hortons B.C. junior women's curling championship in Victoria on Saturday.

Van Osch broke open a 1-1 game with three in the sixth end and went on to an 8-4 victory over Falon Burkitt of Prince George.

The Corryn Brown rink of Kamloops finished 4-3 in the round-robin before losing a tiebreaker on Friday.

In the junior men's competition, Josh Hozack of Victoria opened up a 3-0 lead and hung on for a 3-2 victory over Patrick McEachran of the North Shore Winter Club.

The Brook Calibaba rink of Kamloops was 2-5 in the round-robin and didn't qualify for the playoff round.

The Canadian junior championships are scheduled for Napanee, Ont., Feb. 4-12.

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