A tough, but valuable playing weekend to report as we lost two games in Montreal: 66-45 to McGill, and 53-36 to Montmorency (CEGEP). This was a weekend series designed to get our younger (and rehabbing) players significant minutes to gain experience as we head toward league play early in November.
Against McGill only one regular starter, Sydney Kernahan, saw more than 20min. of playing time (partially due to the absence of two other post players and an injury to Maria Gill in the first half) and led the team in scoring with 10 points and 9 boards. Rachael Urosevic added 8 points in 19 minutes of action. Rookie point guard, Emily Hazlett held her own against McGill’s relentless pressure, logging 21 minutes. (Maria took a shot to the nose, but was able to return in the second half)
Q’s SID report: http://www.gogaelsgo.com/news/2012/10/27/WBB_1027125409.aspx?path=wbball
Against Montmorency, rookie Nicole Morse(exam on Friday) replaced Sydney Kernahan for Saturday’s game, and Liz Boag did not dress. Veterans Lisa Minutillo, Meaghan MacDougall, and Rachael Urosevic (only 4.5 years of CIS experience combined) provided leadership for Emma Stallwood (2nd yr), Jenny Wright (playing point guard for the first time) and the 6 rookies. While it wasn’t pretty at times, leadership qualities and better communication did emerge at various points in the game. Ultimately, it was a very valuable experience for the players and the coaches, as we begin final preparations for league play. (As this was officially only a scrimmage, we do not have much in the way of stats).
Q’s SID report: http://www.gogaelsgo.com/news/2012/10/27/WBB_1027124317.aspx?path=wbball
On the social media side of things, we have launched our new Queen’s Women’s Basketball Page, courtesy of assistant coach, James Bambury. Please check it out at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Queens-University-Womens-Basketball/410735072319684?ref=hl
My old Facebook page will be retired shortly.
The date for our annual Winter ID/Training Camp is Sunday, December 9, 2012.
The Winter ID/Training Camp is designed for serious basketball players in Grades 10-12, who are interested in Queen’s and would like to get a feel for basketball at the university level.
On-court: 9:30-11:45 a.m.
Break for Lunch (on own): 11:45 a.m.
Facility Tour: 12:15 p.m.*
Q&A: 1 p.m.*
On-court: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
*parents are welcome to join in
There is no cost for the day – please email Coach James Bambury (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can prepare for the numbers.
Up Next on the Road:
Friday, November 2 @ Oswego State 6pm
Saturday, November 3 @ William Smith College 5pm
Up Next at Home (league games):
Friday, November 9 vs. Wilfrid Laurier 6pm
Sunday, November 11 vs. Waterloo 1pm
Have a great week!