Our fall league schedule has come to a close, with less than spectacular results. We experienced our first double-loss of the season, dropping a 61-58 decision to Western and an 83-53 thrashing to Windsor.
We were not sharp against Western and found ourselves trailing 15-9 after the first quarter. Struggling to adjust to their attacks, we went down another 5 points (19-14) in the second to trail 34-23 at half. A half time adjustment met with limited success and the third quarter ended with us still down 11 (49-38). We made our run in the fourth quarter and actually grabbed a one point lead 52-51 before surrendering 6 straight points. We brought it back to 1, 59-58 before being forced to foul.
Brittany Moore finished with 22 points – the only player in double digits.
(SID report: http://www.gogaelsgo.com/news/2011/12/2/asdfdsafs.aspx?path=wbball)
Windsor set the tone for the game very early as they crushed us on the offensive glass. Numerous trips down the floor met with two and three attempts at the hoop. Trailing 22-10 after the first quarter, we managed to settle down a little in the second, but still lost the quarter by 2, 17-15 and trailed 39-25 at the half. We were dominated in the second half in three critical areas: Points off turnovers: 16-11, Second chance points: 23-2, Fast Break points: 4-0. If you add the numbers (43-13) the difference is 30 points – their margin of victory! Somewhat surprisingly perhaps, I think we competed harder and with a little more intelligence in this game than versus Western. Our execution (predominately our finishing) was struggling, leading to a lot of transition or run-out points for Windsor.
Brittany Moore, was again, our only player in double digits with 19 points.
(SID report: http://www.gogaelsgo.com/news/2011/12/3/fasdfa.aspx?path=wbball)
So, the fall league schedule is complete. We finished with a 4-4 record, tied for 4th place in the East (with York), one game behind both Toronto and Carleton (5-3). Ottawa sits atop our division with a 6-2 record.
Last year our record against the West Division was 1-7. A definite improvement this year for sure, however, the losses to Brock (OT) and Western are not very palatable.
Up Next on the Road:
We head to San Juan Puerto Rico for our annual Tropical Training Camp. We will be in the tropics from December 28th to January 3rd, with two games on the schedule:
Thursday, December 29th vs. University of Puerto Rico at Bayamon 3pm (local time)
Monday, January 2nd vs. Swarthmore College (Pennsylvania) 1pm (local time)
Sydney Kernahan was the Queen’s Player of the Week last week for her dominating performances on the offensive glass in the McMaster & Brock games.
Brittany Moore now needs only 22 points to move into fifth place on the all-time OUA scoring list as she currently sits at 1,427 career points.
For serious High School players in Grades 10-12
Sunday, December 11th
On Court 9:30-11:45am
Break for Lunch
Facility Tour and Q&A Session 12:15-1:30pm
On Court 1:30-3:30pm
There is no cost to attend, but please drop me an email so I can prepare for numbers. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
That’s it for now. While I won’t have another Game Report until the New Year, keep your eyes open for an exciting Press Release in the very near future.
All the best for the holiday season and thanks for your continued support.