Pack settles for sixth in Montreal

The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack settles for sixth at the Concordia Invitational Women’s Basketball Tournament.

The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack settled for sixth at the Concordia Invitational Women’s Basketball Tournament in Montreal.

The WolfPack fell 74-69 to the McGill University Martlots in the fifth-place game on New Year’s Eve.

TRU led 20-10 after the first quarter and 35-24 at the half, however, McGill outscored Thompson Rivers 50-34 in the second half to seal the victory.

Vernon Panther grad Diane Schuetze, a fourth-year post, led the Pack with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Jen Ju (4th year, guard, Vancouver) supplied 16 points, with Tracy Kocs (4th year, forward, Coquitlam) chipping in 14 points.

The Martlots were led by Natalie Larocquey with 18 points.

Earlier, Schuetze paced the Pack with 29 points and 11 rebounds in their lone win, an 85-70 decision over the New Brunswick Varsity Reds Friday night.

TRU, who finished at 1-2, led 20-14 after the first quarter but trailed 33-31 at the half. They went on a 28-12 run in the fourth quarter to complete the comeback. Ju had 23 points, Jorri Duxbury (2nd year, guard, Salmon Arm) had 11 assists and six rebounds.

The Alberta Golden Pandas grounded the host Concordia Stingers 71-60 in the championship game. The Carleton Ravens of Ottawa finished third with an 81-51 win over the Memorial Sea-Hawks of Newfoundland.

TRU returns to CIS Canada West action Friday when they entertain the Winnipeg Wesmen at the Tournament Capital Centre in Kamloops.