When your hot, your hot.
The third-year player out of Spain connected on 11 field goals and went a whopping eight-for-12 from beyond the arch.
“They give me so much confidence, and I always feel free to shoot; they support me and I support them,” says Mongomo.
The Timberwolves rebounded after a slow start in the first quarter falling behind 22-14 to the Thunderbirds, but rallied for a 36-34 edge at half-time.
UNBC completed some unfinished business against UBC, who swept the Timberwolves in last year’s playoffs.
Mongomo says exacting revenge on them was a point of emphasis.
“We had something to prove with this team, after last year’s playoffs. After we won yesterday, we just believed. We did it as a team.”
The Timberwolves also received a break out performance from Vasiliki Louka who nearly posted a triple-double with 22 points, eight assists, and 13 rebounds.
With a much younger squad this season, Schlick believes the team is going through some growing pains.
“It’s a different team dynamic because we don’t have those older leaders, we have some younger players that are taking on some much bigger roles and it’s definitely harder, but it is a fun group to be around, it’s exciting to have a bigger role and figure out where you’re at.”
The local product finished with just two points in 17 minutes of action along with four fouls.
UNBC improves to 2-4 on the season while the Thunderbirds drop to 3-3.
In men’s action, UNBC had no answer for Phil Jalalapoor and Conor Morgan who put up a combined 56 points in a dominant 104-72 victory.
Much like Mongomo, Jalalapoor was unstoppable from three-point range going seven-for-10.
Vova Pluzhnikov led the Timberwolves in scoring with 17 points in a losing effort.
UNBC drops to 2-4 while UBC improves to 4-2.
The T-Wolves welcome the University of Regina Cougars next Friday and Saturday from the Northern Sports Centre.