Vancouver, B.C. - The Women’s UBC Thunderbirds will make some noise in the Canada West this year. On Saturday, the Thunderbirds defeated Lewis & Clark College (Oregon) in convincing fashion 98-23, to continue their strong pre-season play with a record of 4-2 so far with two exhibition games left before their regular season begins.
The Women’s Thunderbirds have had a young, developing core of players the past few years, but their growth has shown and the now experienced group of athletes are going into this season with big expectations. With Deb Huband (Head Coach) and Carrie Watts (Assistant Coach) leading from the bench, the Thunderbirds will rely on 4th year players Jessica Hanson and Madison Penn to run the show from the guard positions while 3rd year forward, Keylyn Filewich will cement their inside attack.
Coming off of a .500 season where they finished 9th in regular season before narrowly missing a shot at the Canada West semi-finals through their play-in and quarter final match-ups, the Thunderbirds know this could be one of their best shots at a Canada West title. The Thunderbirds will kick-off their regular season at home with the Annual Courtside game on October 26th as they take on the Saskatchewan Huskies at War Memorial Gym.
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