Monday, November 1, 2010

Women's Basketball - Tindall Tournament

Hi Folks,
Our fall exhibition schedule has come to a close with the completion of the Queen’s Tindall Tournament this past weekend with the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM), Guelph U., Ottawa U. and Queen’s participating in a Round Robin.
Friday we opened with a disappointing loss to Ottawa 57-59 after squandering a 10 point lead heading into the fourth quarter.  We rebounded Saturday, defeating Guelph 70-55, and added another win on Sunday defeating UQAM 66-60.  (Game reports below)
Ottawa and UQAM finished with a record of 1-2, while Guelph & Q’s were 2-1.  By virtue of Q’s win over Guelph, we won the tournament.  Guelph finished second, UQAM third (beat Ottawa head to head), and Ottawa fourth.
Tournament All-Stars included:
Hanna Sunley-Paisley – Ottawa
Irline Noel – UQAM
Jasmine Douglas – Guelph
Jill Wheat – Queen’s
Brittany Moore – Tournament MVP – Queen’s
Our game against Ottawa was a battle between two hospital wards – we dressed 8 players and Ottawa only 7, due to injuries.  It turned out to be a back and forth type of affair with Ottawa outscoring us in both the first and fourth quarters.  Our third quarter was our best (18-6) which lifted a bit of a monkey off our backs as third quarters have often been a problem.
The Guelph game saw us shoot the ball very well from the 3-point line going 5-11,  with four players hitting at least one 3-pointer.  A strong fourth quarter helped close out this game (18-9).
Sunday was a very physical battle with UQAM.  Three-point shooting was a key factor once again, as we shot 38% from behind the arc.  Again four players hit a 3, but Brittany Moore did most of the damage hitting on 5 of her 7 attempts from downtown.  Jill Wheat had an excellent weekend, grabbing 25 rebounds and really anchoring our defense.
Our team is continuing to improve.  Handling the “runs” that teams take during the course of the game, while improving, still needs much work.  Learning to ride-out the momentum shifts is very important for our long-term success.
Up Next at Home:
Friday, November 5 vs Laurier 6pm
Sat., November 6 vs Waterloo 6pm
Up Next on the Road:
Friday, November 12 @ Guelph 6pm
Sat., November 13 @ Brock 6pm
Have a great week!

KINGSTON, Ont. (October 29, 2010) – The Queen's Gaels lost the opening game of the 2010 Tindall Women's Basketball Invitational 59-57 to the Ottawa Gee Gees.  In the late game, Guelph edged UQAM 71-61. 


Ottawa 59, Queen's 57

The Queen's Gaels surrendered a 12-point third-quarter lead to hand the Ottawa Gee Gees a 59-57 victory in the opening game of the Tindall Women's Basketball Invitational.


Gee Gee's Hannah Sunley Paisley of Toronto dropped 29 points as she single handily defeated the Gaels.  She also had 14 boards and shot 50% from the field including 9-for-12 from the free-throw line. 


Ottawa teammate Kizzy Clare of Montreal was the only other Gee Gee to break double digits with 10 points.


Brittany Moore of Hannon, Ont., was the Gaels top scorer posting 15 points in the loss in 32 minutes of play.  Gemma Bulllard of Guelph, Ont., had 12 points while Meaghan MacDougall of Martintown, Ont., and Paige Robinson of Calgary had 11 and 10 points respectively. 


Fifth year veteran, Jill Wheat of Marwayne, Alta., was Queen's top rebounder tallying 11 including nine defensive boards.


The game was filled with several offensive swings with Ottawa actually owning an 11 point lead early in the second quarter.  Ottawa took a two-point 26-24 advantage into the half but a miserable third quarter saw the Gee Gees muster just six points while Queen's tallied 18. 


Ottawa regained their composure in the fourth to explode four 27 and seal the 59-57 victory.


KINGSTON, Ont. (October 30, 2010) – Queen's used balanced scoring to beat the Guelph Gryphons 70-55 in the first game of Day Two of the Tindall Women's Basketball Invitational. Later in the day, UQAM used a huge third quarter to jump out to a 29 point lead, finally finishing with a 72-56 win over the Ottawa Gee-Gees.


Queen's 70, Guelph 55


Brittany Moore of Hannon Ont. scored 16 points, helping the Gaels to a 15-point win over the University of Guelph 70-55. The win evens the Gaels at 1-1 in the Tindall Women's Basketball Invitational.


Queen's led 37-25 at the half thanks to the outside efforts of Moore and Gemma Bullard of Guelph, Ont., who went a combined 3-6 from downtown. Liz Boag of Kingston, Ont. had a big first half off of the bench with seven points.


The referees were quick on their whistles, blowing 25 first half fouls. This hurt the Gryphons the most, leaving three players on the bench in early foul trouble. Both teams had players foul out in the second half.


Guelph closed the gap to 6 points at the end of the third period, scoring 21 points on the Gaels. The Gryphons were led on the night by another dominating performance from Jasmine Douglas of Guelph, Ont., who finished with 11 points, 14 rebounds, and 4 blocked shots. Eight of her 14 rebounds came on the offensive glass. Chelsea Kane of Ingersoll, Ont. had 16 points in the game.


The Gaels were able to regroup in the fourth, outscoring the Gryphons by nine points. Four players finished in double figures, including Boag and Paige Robinson of Calgary, both with 15 points. Moore led the Gaels with 16 points, while Sydney Kernahan of Calgary had eight rebounds.



KINGSTON, Ont. (October 31, 2010) – The Queen's Gaels beat UQAM 66-60 in the final game of the Tindall Women's Basketball invitational to claim the tournament championship. Brittany Moore of Hannon, Ont., led the Gaels with 25 points in the win. In the early match, Guelph held on to beat the Ottawa Gee Gees 63-61


Queen's 66, UQAM 60


The Queen's Gaels (2-1) won for the second straight day, handing them the tournament title. Brittany Moore of Hannon, Ont., scored 25 points, including 5-7 from three-point land, leading the Gaels to a 66-60 win over the UQAM Citadins.


The Gaels won the tournament title in a tiebreak due to their win on Saturday over Guelph.


The Gaels built a 15-point lead in the first half in part by Moore's 15 first half points, while holding UQAM to 20% shooting. Sydney Kernahan of Calgary provided hustle off the bench with six points, six rebounds, and a block. She finished with eight points and nine rebounds.


The Citadins had balanced scoring, with four players in double figures, however it wasn't enough to close the gap. UQAM outscored the Gaels by nine points in the second half. Karine Boudrias of Terrebonne, Que. led the Citadins with 13 points, while Irene Noel of Montreal had a double-double with 10 points, 11 rebounds, and two blocks.


Moore was named the Tournament MVP after averaging 18.7 points per game over three games. She shot 50% (18-36) from the field for the tournament. This includes an outstanding 11-19 (58%) from three point range.