Friday, December 3, 2010

Women's Basketball -- Game Report

Hi Folks,

A quick note this time around.  We managed a win last night against our cross-town rivals RMC, 65-43.  We were a little “cold” from the outside to start the game, but did manage to convert a number of transition points to lead 18-12 after the first quarter.  A sloppier second quarter only increased the margin by 1, 32-25 by half time.  A sharper third quarter, 21-6 put the game out of reach.  Brittany Moore led all scorers with 17 points, including 3 for 5 from behind the arc.  Liz Boag continued her stellar play with 14 points (2 for 4 from the 3-point line).  Lisa Minutillo added 11 points, while Sydney Kernahan grabbed 12 boards and Jill Wheat grabbed 11 rebounds.

The first question I get asked at work is not what the score was – I’m asked if we had any more injuries?  Fortunately, the answer is no – no more injuries, thank goodness.  Christine Wallace (injured in the McGill game) underwent ACL knee surgery earlier this week and was up and about yesterday.  Meaghan MacDougall injured her knee against Western and is now scheduled for ACL surgery as well.  Both are looking to be back, fully healed in June.

Rachael Urosevic has been out for just over a month with a stress fracture in her foot.  We are hoping that the doctor will give her clearance to begin playing again post Christmas.  Jordan Tomas has also been out for over a month with pain in her feet.  We are hoping for the same prognosis.

Gemma Bullard suffered a concussion in our game against Guelph and is progressing.  She has begun light exercise and hopes to be at full capacity after Christmas as well.

As an update on our “Shoot for the Cure” Breast Cancer Fundraising initiative – we were able to raise over $1,500.00.  Bob Urosevic joined our challenge group and donated $1 per point as well to push us over the $1,500 mark.  Thanks to everyone for their support – both with the team and with this fundraising effort.

Reminder: ID/Training Camp is this Sunday (Dec. 5) from 9-11am and 1-3pm.  Interested players in Grades 10-12 are welcome – just drop me a quick note so I can prepare for the numbers.

Up Next on the Road:

Wed-Fri. Dec. 29-31 @ Concordia Tournament in Montreal

First Game: Wed. Dec. 29 vs Bishop’s 4:00pm

All the best.


Gaels snap six game losing skid with 65-43 win over RMC

KINGSTON, Ont. (December 2, 2010) - The Queen's Gaels women's basketball team snapped a six game losing streak with a 65-43 win over cross town rival Royal Military College (RMC) on Thursday evening at RMC.

Queen's Brittany Moore of Hannon, Ont., was the game's leading scorer recording 17 points with nine of those coming on three pointers. Kingston's Liz Boag chipped in 14 points while Lisa Minutillo of Brantford, Ont., tallied 11.

Sydney Kernahan of Calgary, was the games top rebounder posting 12 boards. Jill Wheat of Marwayne, Alta., also broke double digits in rebounds with 11. Wheat currently sits 18th in the nation with 63 total rebounds.

Carley Lewis of Halifax, Ont., and Sandy Edminson of Carleton Place, Ont., were RMC's top scorers sinking 12 points each. Stephanie Stone of Kingston notched a double-double for the Palidins with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

The win puts the Gaels record at 2-7 which ties them with the Ryerson Rams for fifth place in the OUA East heading into the December exam break. RMC holds a 1-8 record and is tied with Laurentian for last place with two points.

Queen's will be back on the court from December 29-31 in the exhibition Concordia Invitational Tournament in Montreal. Their next regular season match is set for Jan. 7 against the Laurentian Lady Vees in North Bay.

NOTES: The Gaels last win came against the Waterloo Warriors back on Nov. 6. Queen's captured that game 66-44... Minutillo's 11 points equalled a career high; she also scored 11 against Waterloo on Nov. 6.