Langley-based Spartans tame T-Wolves in pre-season hoops

Led by Laurissa Weigl, who had a team-high 18 points, the Trinity Western University women’s basketball team won for the second time in as many nights, knocking off the University of Northern B.C. 79-73 Friday at the Northern Sport Centre.

In what was a tight game for much of the night, the Spartans started to take control midway through the third quarter and then pulled away.

The Spartans led by as many as 18 points late in the fourth quarter.

The Timberwolves climbed back into the game over the final three minutes, getting as close as four points at 77-73, but the Spartans held on long enough to get the win.

The Spartans are now 2-0 in the preseason after beating the Timberwolves on Thursday 66-59.

First-year Jessica Brown had 12 points for the Spartans while fellow first-year Tessa Ratzlaff had a team-high six rebounds.

For the second straight night, the Spartans had seven players with at least seven points.

UNBC was led by Mavia Nijjer and Vasilila Louka, who had 18 points each while Sarah Robin added 14 points.

Louka also had a game-high nine rebounds.

Similar to Thursday’s game, in which the Spartans defeated the Timberwolves by a 66-59 count, UNBC had a better shooting percentage – 51 per cent compared to TWU’s 45.3 per cent – but this time around the Spartans’ three-point shooting carried the day, with TWU hitting six three-pointers to UNBC’s three.

The Spartans will return to Langley for their next pre-season game against UBC Okanagan on Friday, Oct. 3 at the Langley Events Centre.

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