Monday, January 31, 2011

Women's Basketball - Game Report

Hi Folks,

Despite all the effort, the ultimate reward of a win still eludes us. It was not our best performance on Friday as we took on Ottawa, losing 65-47 in a game in which we never really challenged for the win. In fact it was almost a repeat of our previous engagement -- best described as "flat." Shooting 10 for 12 from the foul line was the only real positive stat on the game (with Brittany Moore going 9-10). In what was our worst 3-point shooting display of the season, we managed only 1 of 14 from behind the arc.

Saturday's game was a very different story, as we came out strong and intense -- both necessary in what was a very physical battle. Pushing Carleton to overtime, we still came up one point short, losing 66-65. The first quarter was a back and forth affair, with neither team able to open lead -- ending in an 18-18 tie. In the second quarter we actually opened the largest lead of the game (9) before Carleton brought it back to 3 at the half (36-33). Carleton immediately grabbed the lead as we began the third quarter eventually building a 4-point lead of their own heading into the fourth (49-45). Carleton extended their lead to as much as 8 before we battled back to tie the game at 59 at the end of regulation. Carleton managed 7 points in the frame to our 6.

Brittany Moore led all scorers with 21 points, while Liz Boag had a career high 17. Jill Wheat continued her excellent play, anchoring our defense and grabbing 16 rebounds, including 8 on the offensive glass.

While we remain mired in 7th place, we are still only 2 points out of 6th and 4 points out of 5th. Our five remaining games are all at home. Six teams make the playoffs. We are still very much in the hunt and performances like Saturday will result upcoming wins!

Up Next at Home:
Friday, February 4 vs Toronto 6pm
Sat., February 5 vs Ryerson 6pm

Friday, February 11 vs York 6pm
Sat., February 12 vs Laurentian 6pm (Graduating Athlete Night)

Have a great week!


Losing streak hits five games, as Gaels lose 65-47 to Gee-Gees
Posted by: Michael Grobe (Communications & Sports Information Officer)
1/28/2011 8:30:07 PM
OTTAWA (January 28, 2011) � The Queen's Gaels women's basketball team's struggles continued Friday asthey dropped their fifth straight game losing 65-47 to the Ottawa Gee-Gees.

Queen's record slips to 3-13 and they drop to seventh place in the OUA East Division, two points behind Laurentian. The Gaels last win was against Laurentian which was back on January 7th.

In front of a home crowd, Gee-Gee's Hannah Sunley-Paisley of Toronto recorded her 11th double-double of the season pouring in 22 points and 10 rebounds. Sunley-Paisley has tallied five straight double-double performances which started against the Gaels back on January 15th with 13 points and 14 boards.

Brittany Moore of Hannon, Ont., was Queen's top scorer with 18 points in the game and was the only Gael to break double digits. Hanna Koposhynska of Toronto finished with eight points and three rebounds.

Other Gee-Gee's breaking the 10 point barrier included Jenna Gilbert of Ottawa, with 14 points and Kim Cupid of Toronto, who tallied 10 points.

Sunley-Paisley was the game's top rebounder with 10.

Next up for the Gaels they will face the Carleton Ravens (14-2) in Ottawa tomorrow evening. Carleton is on a 10 game winning streak and sits comfortably in first place of the OUA East with 28 points.

Queen's pushes No. 4 Carleton to overtime, fall 66-65
Posted by: Michael Grobe (Communications & Sports Information Officer)
1/29/2011 10:50:10 PM
OTTAWA (January 29, 2011) - Desperate for a win, the Queen's Gaels women's basketball team pushed the No. 4 Carleton Ravens to the limit, but fell short losing 66-65 in a heartbreaking overtime loss in Ottawa on Saturday.

Kingston's Liz Boag posted a career high 17 points in the loss while Brittany Moore of Hannon, Ont., led both teams in scoring posting 21 points for the Gaels.

Jill Wheat of Marwayne, Alta. registered 16 boards in the contest and was the games only double digit rebounder

The loss was the Gaels sixth straight and puts their record at 3-14 and they are in seventh place of the OUA East Division. Sixth place Laurentian, who holds the final playoff position in the East, lost 66-53 to Toronto on Saturday and maintain their two point lead on the Gaels.

Three Ravens finished with double digits, led by Ashleigh Cleary of Kemptville, Ont., who recorded 17 points and eight rebounds.

Queen'shad the advantage on the boards, grabbing 51 rebounds to Carleton's 46.

The Gaels jumped out to an early lead but the Ravens battled back and a successful shot by Cleary at the buzzer tied the game at 18 after the first 10 minutes of play.

The Gaels found success at the three-point line in the second, thanks in large part to Moore, who sits fifth in OUA scoring. She had the hot hand for Queen's, going 4-for-4 from beyond the arc and scoring 15 first-half points.

With her help, the Gaels went up by as much as nine in the second quarter. A late three by Krista Van Slingerland of Waterloo, Ont., pulled the Ravens within three at the half, down 36-33.

A couple of quick baskets by the Ravens to open the third gave them the lead, which they would maintain for the entire quarter, going into the fourth up 49-45.

Carleton continued to build on its momentum and would go up by as much as eight in the fourth. But the Gaels crept back into the game and thanks to some successful foul shots with the clock winding down, they tied the game at 59 and forced overtime.

With the game tied at 65 and 14 seconds on the clock, Raven Kendall MacLeod of Brockville, Ont., made one of two foul shots, giving Carleton a one-point lead. Queen's was unable to get the winning basket in the dying seconds, giving the Ravens the win.

Carleton's record now stands at 15-2 for first place in the OUA East.

The Gaels return home next weekend looking to break their six game losing streak against the Toronto Varsity Blues on Friday (Feb. 4) and Ryerson Rams on Saturday (Feb. 5). Both games tip off at 6:00pm inside the Athletics and Recreation Centre (ARC) on campus at Queen's University.

NOTES: Boag in her first season with the Gaels previous career high came back on November 27 vs. Western... Tonight, Boag was seven of 10 from th field and three of four from behind the three-point arc.

Dave Wilson
Head Coach, Women's Basketball
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