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Dinos rally to brush back WolfPack

Thompson Rivers’ Diane Schuetze, a Vernon product, mugs a Calgary Dinos player in Canada West women’s basketball playoff action Friday in Calgary. - David Moll / University of Calgary
Thompson Rivers’ Diane Schuetze, a Vernon product, mugs a Calgary Dinos player in Canada West women’s basketball playoff action Friday in Calgary.
— image credit: David Moll / University of Calgary

After jumping out to a first quarter lead, the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack were outscored in the final quarter and lost the opener of their best-of-three Canada West women’s basketball quarterfinal.

The WolfPack fell to the No. 5 ranked Calgary Dinos 71-58 Friday night at the Jack Simpson Gym in Calgary.

“Tonight really came down to their three point shooting and our inability to shoot free throws,” said WolfPack head coach Scott Reeves.

“We had a dry spell in the second quarter but they had one in the third. Rebounds and turnovers were the same for both teams.”

The Dinos were led by Ashley Hirons who had 20 point and eight rebounds. Megan Schaufele had 15 points with former WolfPack forward Jessica Franz adding 13 points.

Thompson Rivers was led by Jen Ju (5th year, guard, Vancouver) with 18 points. Diane Schuetze (5th year, post, Vernon) had 15 points and 14 rebounds while Tracy Kocs (5th year, forward, Coquitlam) added 13 points.

TRU led 18-14 after the first quarter, but trailed 38-28 at the half. The Dinos outgunned the ‘Pack 18-15 in the final stanza.

The two teams met Saturday night in Game 2, with Game 3, if necessary, this afternoon in Calgary.

 

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