Not exactly the weekend we were looking for, losing to Laurier 80-60 before beating Waterloo 83-52.
We came out very flat against Laurier, seeming unfocused and certainly lacking precision and intensity. Laurier, on the other hand came out flying, executing and hitting their shots, shredding our defence. We trailed 20-15 after the first and 44-32 at half. After going down 20 partway through the third quarter, we did mount a run to bring it back to 9, but that was as close as we would get. Laurier went on to outscore us 16-11 in the third and 20-17 in the fourth to finish with the 80-60 win.
Brittany Moore was our only player in double figures scoring with 14 points. Sydney Kernahan had a very solid game on the boards, contributing 8 points, and bringing energy to an otherwise lackluster performance.
Link to Q’s Sports Article: http://www.gogaelsgo.com/news/2011/11/18/WBB_1118111728.aspx?path=wbball
Energy and focus would be a good description for how we started the game against Waterloo. It was clear the players were unhappy about their previous evening’s performance. Two minutes into the game and we are up 12-0, as our defence was solid, allowing us to run in transition. The quarter ended with us up 27-15 as a late quarter lapse in concentration led to a few Waterloo hoops. Refocused for the second quarter, we dominated with a 24-9 point outburst to go into half 51-24. We continued the solid play, albeit at a slightly slower pace in the third, outscoring Waterloo 16-9, before being outscored in the fourth, 16-19 to finish with the 83-52 win.
All 11 players dressed (Liz Boag was out with a mild concussion sustained the previous evening) scored in the game with Brittany Moore tallying 24 in only 20 minutes of playing time. Lisa Minutillo dropped 12 points on 5-7 shooting.
Link to Q’s Sports Article: http://www.gogaelsgo.com/news/2011/11/19/nov19wball.aspx?path=wbball
OFSAA (High School Provincial Basketball Championships) come to Kingston (AAA) and Brockville (AA) this Thursday to Saturday. Queen’s will be hosting a number of games including the AAA finals on Saturday. Should be some great basketball in the two cities.
The ID/Training Camp scheduled for December 11th is shaping up quite nicely. It is designed for players in Grades 10-12 that may have an interest in Q’s down the road. There will be two on-court sessions (9:30-12n & 1:30-3:30pm), along with a Facility Tour and Questions & Answer session over the lunch break. There is no cost to attend, please just drop me an email so I can plan for the numbers.
Up Next at Home:
Friday, November 25 vs. McMaster @ 6pm
Saturday, November 26 vs. Brock @ 6:30pm (note later start time to accommodate OFSAA)
Up Next on the Road:
Friday, December 2 vs. Western @ 6:00pm
Saturday, December 3 vs. Windsor @ 6:00pm
Have a great week!