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UNBC basketball teams earn road splits against Mount Royal

Youth was served for the UNBC Timberwolves women’s basketball team as they picked up a huge victory on the road.

A 14-point effort from freshman Amrit Manak followed by a career-best 10-point game by Adaiah Tupas-Singh kick-started a dominant second half outsourcing the Mount Royal Cougars by a 44-24 margin, en route to a 72-56 victory on Saturday.

With the win, the Timberwolves improved to 6-10 on the season.

UNBC came out like gangbusters in the first quarter on the offensive end, starting the game on an 8-2 run on buckets from Alina Shakirova, Sveta Boykova, Olivia Wilson, and Rebecca Landry.

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Mount Royal held a 32-28 lead at halftime.

Shakirova had 20 points to lead all scorers, adding three rebounds and three assists.

On Friday, UNBC’s shooting woes proved costly in a 61-47 defeat against the Cougars.

The T-Wolves went 15-for-69 on field goals, including a 4-for-31 showing from beyond the arch.

Maddison Hooper notched 18 points for Mount Royal (9-6) who also scored 25 points off of UNBC turnovers.

Photo credit Ellery Platts

In men’s action, UNBC snapped a lengthy losing streak on Saturday thanks to a massive effort from 4th-year big man Spencer Ledoux.

His 26-point effort lead the T-Wolves to a 96-85 victory over Mount Royal.

Evgeni Baukin also had a career-best game with 13 points off the bench.

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Keivonte Watts had a team-high 22 points for the Cougars in a losing effort.

On Friday, the T-Wolves fell 83-71 to Mount Royal (8-8) thanks to a dominant 24-point effort by Holt Tomie.

His teammate Mawien Mawien also kicked in 18 points and 16 rebounds.

Darren Hunter led the way offensively in a losing cause for UNBC with 21 points including an 8-for-14 performance on field goals.

Both UNBC varsity teams are back in action Friday and Saturday against the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack from the Northern Sports Centre.

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