Calvin Westbrook, a fourth-year guard from Courtenay, put in 27 points Friday night, leading the Trinity Western Spartans to a 97-57 victory over the TRU WolfPack in Canada West men's basketball action at the Tournament Capital Centre.
The Spartans (3-2) are the ninth-ranked team in the CIS. The WolfPack, playing its home-opener, fell to 0-5. The teams meet again today, 7 p.m., at the TCC.
Jacob Doerkson, a fifth-year forward from Abbotsford, helped the visitors with 18 points and 12 rebounds, while Tonner Jackson, a second-year guard from Surrey, added 12 points.
Chas Kok, a fourth-year forward from Lynden, Wash., had 17 points for TRU, and Kevin Pribilsky, a third-year guard from Victoria, had 16.
"Our effort wasn't very good in the first half," said WolfPack head coach Scott Clark in a news release. "When the rebound total is 29-9 at the time, it was going to be a long night."
Clark was quick to give credit to the Spartans who, he said, "play with great physicality. They took it to us."
The TRU WolfPack women's basketball team had three players in double figures Friday as they dropped the visiting Trinity Western Spartans 75-59 at the Tournament Capital Centre.
The WolfPack improved to 3-2 in winning its home-opener, while the Spartans slid to 1-4. The teams are scheduled to meet again today, 5 p.m., at the TCC.
"I was happy with the way the kids played and the effort they put forth," WolfPack head coach Scott Reeves said in a news release.
Jen Ju, a third-year guard, had 15 points for the WolfPack, while forward Tracy Kocs added 14 and Jorri Duxbury, a freshman guard from Salmon Arm, had 11.
Fifth-year forward Kayla Forsyth helped out eight points in 13 minutes. That included back-to-back three-pointers in the second half that stretched TRU's lead to 10 points.
Duxbury actually started the game and was on the floor at game's end.
"She makes some great defensive plays," Reeves explained. "The game dictated that we put her on Trinity's top guard. She did a phenomenal job."
The Spartans got 15 points from post Tiffany Olson and 11 from Janelle Traber.
In women's volleyball, the host Spartans dropped the WolfPack 3-0 (25-16, 25-16, 25-20). It was TRU head coach Keith Lundgren's debut on the CIS stage.
"We started each set very well," Lundgren said in a news release. "In the third set we had the lead at eight and 16. We made 40 unforced errors and it's tough to win when you do that."
TRU was led by Kelly Asleson, a fourth-year outside hitter from Richmond, who had 10 kills in 17 attempts. Amanda Frayne, a fourth-year outside hitter from Kamloops, had six kills in 21 tries.
WolfPack freshman Kara Twomley of Winnipeg had 26 assists, while Anna Dyakiewicz, a fourth-year outside hitter from Burnaby, had 10 digs.
Trinity Western now is 3-0, whole TRU is 0-1. The teams play again today in Langley.
The WolfPack men's volleyball team opened its Canada West season by erasing a 2-1 deficit to score a 3-2 victory over the host Spartans.
TRU won 19-25, 26-24, 23-25, 25-19, 15-13.
The teams meet again today in Langley.
Both TRU volleyball teams will play at home next weekend when the Manitoba Bisons come calling.
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