We let one slip away this weekend, losing in overtime to Ryerson, 74-64. After playing a pretty solid first half, and opening the second half very well (building a 17 point lead), a change in Ryerson's defense and a lack of execution on our part, led to the downfall. During second half, we committed 14 turnovers, gave up 10 offensive rebounds, and put Ryerson on the foul line 29 times. The (same) numbers in the first half were 10, 5 & 12.
On Saturday, I thought we battled hard in the first half -- Toronto pulling ahead to double digit leads two or three times and us, clawing our way back into the game, bringing it back to single digits -- but never getting closer than the 7 point spread at half (32-25). Different story in the second half as we were absolutely steam-rolled and we had little left in the tank to battle back. The final, 82-48 -- ouch!
At this point in the season, we will now face our east division rivals for the second time, beginning with Ottawa & Carleton this weekend. We have certainly dug ourselves into a deep hole in league standing, but have shown the capability of playing very good basketball...........at times. Now is the time for us to play our best basketball -- we will see if we are up to the challenge.
Up Next on the Road:
Friday, January 28 @ Ottawa 6pm
Sat., January 29 @ Carleton 6pm
Up Next at Home:
Friday, February 4 vs Toronto 6pm
Sat., February 5 vs Ryerson 6pm
Have a great week.
Gaels squander 12 point half-time lead; fall in overtime to Rams
posted by: Jamie Howieson - Sports Information Assistant
1/21/2011 9:22:12 PM
TORONTO (January 21, 2011) � The Queen's Gaels women's basketball team (3-11) saw their losing streak extended to three games as they lost 74-64 in overtime to the Ryerson Rams (5-9) Friday night in Toronto.
After building a 34-22 lead after 20 minutes of play, the Gaels let Ryerson back into the contest as the Rams outscored Queen's 26-16 in the third quarter to cut the lead to two.
In the fourth quarter, both teams played tough, defensive basketball but Ryerson was able to even the game at 59, forcing the Gaels to overtime for the first time this season.
The extra frame saw the Rams control the play, outscoring Queen's 15-5 to earn the victory.
Brittany Moore of Hannon, Ont., led the Gaels on the night as she finished with a season-high 25 points on 7 of 13 shooting from the field. Gemma Bullard of Guelph, Ont., and Hanna Koposhynska of Toronto, each chipped in with 14 points.
As for the Rams, Ashley MacDonald of Port Colborne, Ont., led Ryerson with 20 points. Kelsey Wright of Brampton, Ont., finished the game with 15 points while Jenny Hobbs of Burlington, Ont., dropped 13 points and pulled down nine boards.
The Gaels will look to put an end to their losing streak tomorrow night when they take on the Toronto Varsity Blues at 6:00 pm.
Gaels fall on the road to Toronto
posted by: Nick Sirski - Marketing Assistant
1/22/2011 9:21:37 PM
TORONTO (January 22, 2011) � The Queen's Gaels women's basketball team was unable to pull out a road victory in Toronto Saturday evening as they lost to the Toronto Varsity Blues 82-48, extending their losing streak to four.
The Gaels kept it close in the first half and trailed 32-25 at half time. But the Blues outscored the Gaels 22-12 in the third quarter and 28-11 in the fourth to ensure their victory.
Brittany Moore of Hannon, Ont., led the Gaels in scoring with 11 points and first year point guard Liz Boag of Kingston, Ont., added 10. Gemma Bullard of Guelph, Ont., was the leading rebounder for Queen's pulling down nine rebounds.
Nicki Schutz of Toronto, led the Varsity Blues to victory with 28 points including shooting 3 of 4 from three point range.
With the loss that Gaels slip to 3-12 on the season putting them in seventh place in the OUA East.
Next weekend, the Gaels travel to Ottawa to take on the Ottawa Gee-Gees Friday, January 28th at 6:00pm and the Carleton Ravens, Saturday, January 29th at 6:00pm.
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