Our first tournament weekend left us with two wins and one loss. On Friday we beat the host, Bishop’s University in a low scoring affair, 52-40. Poor ball handling and even poorer shooting were big factors in the lack of points generated. However, there were moments where our potential was evident, especially with our emerging inside game – particularly on the boards as two players recorded 10 boards, Gemma Bullard and rookie, Robyn Pearson. Fourth year post, Hanna Koposhynska led the team in scoring with 11 points, while third-year point guard, Liz Boag added 10. Gemma Bullard was named Player of the Game.
Q’s SID report: http://www.gogaelsgo.com/news/2012/10/13/WBB_1013122814.aspx?path=wbball
Our second game was against a CEGEP from Montreal, Montmorency College, playing under their club team name, the Montreal Express. We came away with a 71-52 win in a game that was much closer than the final score indicated. In a complete reversal from the previous game’s start, we managed 27 points in the opening quarter, sparked by fourth-year post, Sydney Kernahan’s energy running the floor in transition. We led by 14 after the first quarter, but lost our intensity in the second being outscored 12-10 to go into half time with a 37-25 advantage. Regaining some intensity in the third quarter, we outscored the Express 22-17, before grinding out a 12-10 advantage in the fourth. Our shooting percentages were much improved from the previous day with Jenny Wright and Liz Boag each dropping 17 points. Robyn Pearson also added 10 points to go along with her 5 rebounds. Liz Boag was named Player of the Game.
Q’s SID report: http://www.gogaelsgo.com/news/2012/10/14/WBB_1014124023.aspx?path=wbball
Day 3 of the tournament pitted the two undefeated teams together. The Montreal Dynamo is a senior women’s team comprised mainly of former CIS All-Canadians, including a couple of National team players. In a hard fought battle we ended up losing 69-53. The Dynamo used their savvy to rattle off a quick 7 points before we had our shoes tied. After that, we settled down a little and battled to a 14-11 first quarter deficit. The Dynamo stepped up their pressure in the second quarter forcing numerous turnovers and some easy points, finishing the quarter, 16-10. Utilizing a significant amount of zone defense, the Dynamo continued to build their lead in the third, 17-13 and fourth, 22-19 to finish with the 16 point win. Third year wing, Lisa Minutillo finished with 10 points enroute to her Player of the Game nod. Gemma Bullard and Jenny Wright each had 9, while Hanna Koposhynska pulled down 9 boards. Overall, the game was an excellent learning experience for the players, as the experienced Dynamo exposed every mistake we made.
Liz Boag was selected as a Tournament All-Star.
Q’s SID report: http://www.gogaelsgo.com/news/2012/10/14/WBB_1014122832.aspx?path=wbball
On a different note, former Queen’s standout, Brittany Moore is currently playing professionally in Germany, having won her league opener while leading her team with 18 points. Hamilton Spectator writer penned the following story on 4-time OUA East first team All-Star: http://www.thespec.com/sports/article/812859--moore-shows-even-more-in-euro-pro-hoops-debut
Up Next At Home: Queen’s Tindall Tournament
Friday, October 19
Queen’s vs. Trinity Western 6pm (Guelph vs. UQAM 8pm)
Saturday, October 20
Queen’s vs. Guelph 5pm (Trinity Western vs. UQAM 7pm)
Sunday, October 21
Queen’s vs. UQAM 2pm (Guelph vs. Trinity Western 12noon)
Up Next on the Road:
Friday, October 26
Queen’s @ McGill 6pm
Saturday, October 27
Queen’s @ Montmorency College
Have a great week!