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Timberwolves men’s basketball sweep, women split weekend series with UBC Okanagan

(Rich Abney/UNBC).

Through Aaron Schulze

Timberwolves Basketball

January 23, 2022 | 5:01 p.m.

PRINCE GEORGE — It was a successful weekend for both University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) basketball teams in Kelowna.

The Timberwolves men’s team swept their weekend game against the University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan Heat. UNBC rode a 12-0 rally late in the fourth quarter and a three-pointer from Spencer Ledoux at the buzzer to beat the Heat 79-77 on Friday (Jan. 21). On Saturday (January 22), Ledoux turned in another standout performance, leading UNBC with 28 points on 13-for-16 shooting in a 98-83 victory.

“He’s amazing. He’s such an integral part of our team. I call him Baby Jokic. He shakes and he gets buckets. He can roll over on either shoulder. So effective,” Tyrell Laing said from UNBC after the game. “It helps us because it brings a different dynamic to our team. A post player who can fetch us a bucket. He’s unstoppable right now.”

The Timberwolves women’s basketball team couldn’t sweep their weekend, but they left UBC Okanagan on a high. Coming off an 82-65 loss on Friday — in which Alina Shakirova scored 21 points — UNBC made a team effort with four players scoring in double digits in a 76-67 win.