The home town Wolves hosted their home opener tonight against the NAIT Ooks. It was crowd pleaser for those in attendance as the deciding points came down to the last few seconds of the game.
The Wolves came out strong, putting a 3 on the board by #12 Sophie Melin. Carly McHarg scored back to back buckets in the first quarter putting the Ooks up 14-10. Both teams battling hard in the 2nd quarter, the Wolves got 5 points from #11 Brittany Peters to go ahead 23-22 at half time.
Half time was brought to you by Ardenaline Athletics Cheer Team. The young athletes put together a crowd pleasing performance.
The 3rd quarter was another battle. Both teams battling hard at both ends of the court. GPRC got to 2, 3 pointers by #10 Lilee Burke-Stasiuk and the Ooks got 5 points by Sydney Hurlburt and that ended the 3rd locked up at 40-40. The 4th and final quarter did not disppoint, lots of great plays by both teams, and the crowd cheering loud, lead to an exciting quarter. NAIT scored a pair of 3 pointers late in the quarter to go up by 5. The Wolves closed the gap and came within 1 point. An out of bounce call on the Wolves with seconds on the clock, put the possession back in the hands of the Ooks. The Ooks would go on to win 52-50.
The Mr. Mikes Player of the Game for the Wovles was #11 Britney Peters with 15 points and 5 rebounds. For the Ooks #6 Carly McHarg with 8 points and 6 rebounds.
Both teams are back in action tomorrow afternoon at 1pm.