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Timberwolves basketball teams take care of business against MacEwan

Balanced and dominant. That’s how the UNBC Timberwolves men’s basketball team took care of business on home court.

Six players reached double-digit point totals as the T-Wolves cruised to a resounding 97-66 victory over the MacEwan Griffins from the Northern Sports Centre on Friday.

Spencer Ledoux had a team-high 16 points in the victory while second-year guard Justin Sunga tallied 14 points and 10 assists.

UNBC jumped out to a 27-16 edge after the first quarter before extending it to 49-33 at halftime.

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The Timberwolves went 33/61 on field goals (54.1%). Darin Hunter and Evgeny Baukin recorded 15 points each while American Josh Gillespie tallied a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds.

All eleven players who were dressed for the Timberwolves (2-1) saw game action against MacEwan (0-5).

Milan Jaksic hooped 21 points in defeat for the Griffins.

UNBC outscored MacEwan in the paint by a 56-36 margin and also notched 31 points off turnovers.

In women’s action, Duchess Park grad Rebecca Landry heated up in the fourth quarter to lead the Timberwolves to a sloppy 69-57 victory over MacEwan.

Landry went 9-for-17 on field-goals, ending the contest with a game-high 22 points.

After a 14-1 run to begin the game, MacEwan stormed back to lead the Timberwolves 36-35 halftime thanks to a buzzer-beating halfcourt moonshot by Toki Tsuzuki.

Rebecca Landry had a game-high 22 points over a 69-57 win over MacEwan. Photo supplied by Harsh Banga.

Neither team could gain any offensive traction for much of the third quarter where UNBC found themselves ahead 48-46, despite many missed shots and unforced errors.

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Both teams combined for 53 turnovers. Bella Mesquita and Amrit Manak recorded 11 points each for the Timberwolves who moved to 1-2. MacEwan drops to 0-5.

Toni Gordon grinded out a nine-point effort in defeat for the Griffins.

Both UNBC varsity teams are back in action tonight (Saturday) against MacEwan. Tip-off is at 5pm and 7pm.

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