Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Women's Basketball - Game Report

Hi Folks,
Life did not get any easier on the Queen’s basketball front.  We faced the #1 ranked team in the nation (Windsor) on Friday and the #5 ranked team (Western) on Saturday.   Both resulted in losses:  19 to Windsor (77-58) and 1 to Western (65-64). (Q’s sports info reports below)
We started fairly well against Windsor – only trailing by 2 at the end of the first quarter.  The second quarter, however, we were steamrolled and went into the half down 16.  That climbed over 20 in the third, before battling back in the fourth.  Brittany Moore finished with 16 points, while Liz Boag added 14.  Hanna Koposhynska hit double digits with 11 rebounds to go along with her 6 points.
Western was a different story.  We trailed by 2 after the first, but had a strong second quarter to lead by 5 at the half.  That lead was cut to 3 by the end of the third.  Western had a small run that returned them the lead, eventually by as much as 5.  We battled hard, fouled at the end, but could only get back within 1. Moore, again led the team in scoring with 21 points, and again, Boag was on her heels with 16.  Paige Robinson added 10 points, while Jill Wheat grabbed 14 rebounds to go with her 5 points.
The Windsor game was our “Shoot for the Cure” game designed to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer Research.  While I do not have the final figures of the money we raised, I am very pleased to announce the number of people & companies that accepted my challenge of donating $1 for every point scored in the game (which ended up being 135).  Many thanks to:
Kathy Jackson – School of Kinesiology & Health Studies
Sherwood Smith – benefactor of the Catherine Gertrude Milliken-Smith Award
Lenore & Ron Porter (offered to match $1 for each Windsor point and $2 for each Q’s point – thank you)
Peggy Reid & Sandy Boag (Peggy won the 50/50 draw and donated her winnings as well – thanks very much)
Mila Koposhynska’s employer: Zayouna Law Firm (Toronto)
Alison Robinson (her donation will be matched by her employer Pfizer Animal Health)
Katie Guthrie & Marcel Beaudin (Katie played last year, of course)
Thanks very much to all – I will have the final figures in my next newsletter.
Reminder: Sunday, December 5 – ID/Training Camp
On-court 9-11am & 1-3pm.  Contact me if you are interested in participating.
Up Next on the Road:
Thursday, December 2 @ RMC 6pm
Have a great week!
No. 1 Windsor tops Queen's 77-58
KINGSTON, Ont. (November 26, 2010) – Jessica Clemencon of St. Rambert, France tallied a double-double with 24 points and 12 rebounds pacing the No. 1 Windsor Lancers to a 77-58 win over the Queen's Gaels.
The Lancers improve to 6-1 on the season and have outscored their opponents by double digits in each of their six wins.
Queen's Brittany Moore of Hannon, Ont., had 16 points in the loss, which was above her season average of 13.8 ppg. Hanna Koposhynska of Toronto had a team-high 11 rebounds while Kingston's Liz Boag had 14 points off the bench, going 3 for 6 from three point range.
The Lancers had four players score in double figures, and were benefitted by 45% field goal shooting. Bojana Kovacevic of Windsor was the Lancers second leading scorer with 14 points.
Windsor held Queen's to 10 points in the second quarter and 11 points in the third quarter, building a sizable lead going into the final frame.
No. 4 Western sneaks past Queen's 65-64
KINGSTON, Ont. (November 27, 2010) – The Queen's Gaels couldn't put the finishing touches on a monster upset as the No. 4 Western Mustang snuck away with a narrow 65-64 win in OUA women's basketball on Saturday.
Queen's have now lost six straight and their record sits at 1-7 holding a fifth place tie in the OUA East with Ryerson and RMC. Western is tied with Windsor for top position in the OUA West with 14 points and a 7-1 record.
In the dying seconds of the game, the Gaels were down by three points and nearly pulled even with Western at the buzzer. Under immense pressure, Queen's guard Brittany Moore of Hannon, Ont., three point attempt was blocked. Sydney Kernahan of Calgary got the rebound and made her two point shoot from the key, but failed to draw the foul which ended the game.
Western took the early advantage 20-18 in the first quarter, but Queen's taking the lead in early in the second quarter. They controlled the game until they lost the lead with 4:27 remaining in the fourth quarter at 56-54.
Moore was the game's top scorer with 21 points and was the only player in the game to break the 20 point barrier. She was 8 for 17 from the floor in 31 minutes of play. Kingston's Liz Boag had 16 points while Jill Wheat was game's top rebounder with 14. Kernahan tallied 10 rebounds in the loss.
Western's Jenny Vaughan of Dundas, Ont., led the Mustangs with 19 points and was 4 of 6 at the free throw line.
Jacklyn Selfe of Burlington, Ont., posted 17 points in the win including the final six points for the Mustangs.
Queen's dominated three point play with the Gaels sinking 8 of 18 for 44.4% while Western shot just 17.6% at 3 for 17.
The Gaels will close the 2010 calendar year with a rare Thursday evening game against cross town rival Royal Military College on Dec. 2. Tipoff is 6:00pm at RMC.