The UNBC Timberwolves will need Emily Kaehn to play some bruising basketball for them this season. Her performance Friday in Calgary bordered on perfection.
Kaehn, a fourth-year forward, was at her physical best in an 80-61 win against the SAIT Trojans. In the game, part of the Mount Royal University Cougar Classic exhibition tournament, she scored a team-high 20 points and most of them were the result of crashing around in the paint and making life difficult for defenders.
"She played extremely well," said UNBC coach Loralyn Murdoch. "She rebounded hard, got lots and lots of offensive rebounds and finishes. She just played really hard. It's mandatory that she rebounds well and is aggressive. She led the team with her aggressiveness tonight."
In pre-season play, the T-wolves now have a 3-1 record. Saturday at Mount Royal, they'll get perhaps their toughest test to date when they take on a fellow Canada West team, the University of Calgary Dinos.
"They're long, they're athletic, they're aggressive and it's going to be a really big challenge for us," Murdoch said. "We're looking forward to it."
The Timberwolves will also play on Sunday, against the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns. That game will conclude their pre-season schedule.
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