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Schuetze shines TRU

The Thompson Rivers WolfPack grounded the Arizona Christian Firestorm 95-67 in university women’s exhibition basketball action Friday night in Phoenix.

Vernon’s Diane Schuetze (5th year, post) led TRU with a double-double – 25 points and 10 rebounds. Tracy Kocs (5th year, forward, Coquitlam) chipped in with 25 points and seven steals, and Jen Ju (5th year, guard, Vancouver) had 16 points.

The Firestorm were led by Jessic Largowith 14 points.

The WolfPack opened their three-game exhibition series Thursday by brushing back the Glendale Community College Vaqueros 73-58.

“Everyone got a chance to play,” said WolfPack head coach Scott Reeves. “It was nice to get in a game after four weeks off.”

The ‘Pack were led by Taiysa Worsfold (2nd year, forward, Kamloops) with 20 points, while Schuetze had 17 points and Kocs supplied 13.

Thompson Rivers led 35-32 at the half.

“We hope to improve upon our execution more tomorrow,” said Reeves.

Thompson Rivers returns to Canada West play on Saturday, Jan. 5 when they host the UBC Okanagan Heat (5 p.m. at the Tournament Capital Centre).

 

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