League play began on the weekend with a loss to Laurier, 68-64 and a win over Waterloo, 92-70.
Laurier came into the game ranked #9 in the country, having confidence from a 6-1 pre-season. The first seven minutes of the game was a back and forth affair with the lead changing or score tied 5 times. Laurier pulled away in the last 3 minutes building their largest lead (6) to end the quarter up, 21-15.
After extending the lead to 8, we started to chip away reducing their advantage to 1 (28-27) with 3 minutes to go in the half and grabbed a 1 point lead with just under 2 minutes to go. Laurier scored back to back buckets with less than a minute to play to go into the locker room with a 32-29 advantage.
The close battle continued in the second half as we outscored Laurier 18-15 to tie the game at 37. Laurier regained a 6 point lead with 2 minutes to go, but we continued to battle to get it to a one possession game with 12 seconds remaining, 67-64. Forced to foul, Laurier made one of two to finish with the 68-64 win.
Liz Boag & Gemma Bullard each finished with 16 points (Liz 4 assists & Gemma 9 boards). Jenny Wright chipped in with 12 points, while Sydney Kernahan had 10 points and 9 boards.
Q’s SID report: http://www.gogaelsgo.com/news/2012/11/9/WBB_1109121545.aspx?path=wbball
Our Sunday matchup with Waterloo saw us come out of the locker room very flat. We did not score a field goal within the first 5 minutes of the game and found ourselves trailing 11-1. Our defense picked up, spurring our offense and finished the quarter with a 24-0 run to lead 25-11. Our defensive execution began to waiver in the second quarter as we surrendered 20 points, but managed to keep pace with 20 of our own. We opened the third quarter well, building a 20 point lead, but were unable to sustain it. We finished the quarter with 23 points to Waterloo’s 19. Again we crested the 20 point lead mark in the fourth, only to have Waterloo claw back. They outscored us 24-20 in the fourth, ending in the 92-70 score.
Sydney Kernahan had a monster game with a career high 20 points to go along with 11 rebounds (8-10 from the floor and 4-4 from the line). Liz Boag had 14 points and 8 assists, while Jenny Wright had 12 points and Robyn Pearson potted 10 points and 5 boards.
Q’s SID report: http://www.gogaelsgo.com/news/2012/11/11/WBB_1111125923.aspx?path=wbball
While I was pleased with our scoring output – we shot over 52% from the floor, 39% from the 3 and 78% from the foul line -- surrendering 70 points is a concern.
REMINDER: Q’s ID/Training Camp – Sunday, December 9th
12:00-1:30pm Lunch Break
12:15-1:30 Facility Tour and Q/A session
No cost – please email James Bambury (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can prepare for the numbers.
Up Next on the Road:
Friday, November 16 @ Lakehead 6pm
Saturday, November 17 @ Guelph 6pm
Friday, November 23 @ Brock 6pm
Saturday, November 24 @ McMaster 6pm
Have a great week.