WolfPack basketball teams look to get back on track

MARK HUNTER / Kamloops Daily News
November 4, 2010 01:00 AM


he Canada West men's basketball season won't get any easier this weekend for the TRU WolfPack.

The WolfPack (0-4) is coming off a weekend sweep at the hands of the visiting Alberta Golden Bears on Friday and Saturday. TRU is scheduled to play host to the Trinity Western Spartans on Friday and Saturday.

The Spartans should be as talented as the Golden Bears, if not more so, according to TRU head coach Scott Clark.

"(The Spartans) have as (much) talent as anyone in the country," Clark said after an 87-60 loss to Alberta on Saturday. "They're going to be very physical. If Alberta is physical, my belief is that Trinity will be doubly that."

The Spartans are 2-2 and coming off two losses to the UBC Thunderbirds.

Friday's game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m., with Saturday's to go at 7 p.m. Both are at the Tournament Capital Centre.

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fter a similar sweep by Alberta, the WolfPack women's basketball team (2-2) is hoping to get back to winning against the Spartans (1-3).

Trinity Western lost a pair of home games to the Thunderbirds on the weekend, after opening with a split with the host Lethbridge Pronghorns. TRU swept the host Brandon Bobcats on its opening weekend.

Game time Friday is 6 p.m., with Saturday's scheduled to start at 5 p.m.

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lark's men may appear a little grisly on the weekend - after all, it is Movember.

The WolfPack players have decided to grow moustaches during this month to help raise money for the fight against prostate cancer. Clark's Simon Fraser Clan squad grew moustaches last season, and he wanted to keep helping out.

"We're hoping the community can help us get behind this cause," said Clark, who left the Clan to join the WolfPack in May. "That's one of the reasons I came to Kamloops -this is a community I really wanted to be a part of."

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he WolfPack volleyball teams are to finally start their Canada West seasons on the weekend.

The WolfPack women were 1-19 last season, while the men went 10-8 to make the playoffs. TRU's men upset the Brandon Bobcats in a Canada West quarterfinal to qualify for the CIS championship, in which they finished sixth.

Both teams will be playing the Spartans in Langley. Their first home games are scheduled for Nov. 12-13 against the Manitoba Bisons.

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he WolfPack hockey team (5-1-0) is scheduled to play the Selkirk Saints at home on Friday, before heading to Langley to play Trinity Western on Saturday.

Friday's game is scheduled for 8:30 p.m., at Memorial Arena.


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