Another weekend on the road left us with another split – losing to Brock 53-49, before beating McMaster, 80-67.
We started very slowly against Brock, unable to convert on many of the opportunities presented. We trailed 9-16 after the first. We tightened our defense in the second quarter, which also lead to a little more offense, outscoring Brock 16-4 to take a 25-20 lead into the half. We built on our lead early in the third quarter only to have Brock come back and tie the game at 37 heading into the fourth. We really struggled with our finishing in the fourth and gave up a few offensive rebounds, leading to the 53-49 final. There were many errors in the statistics-keeping for this game, but as best as I can figure, Liz Boag was high scorer with 13 points and our only player to reach double figures.
Q’s SID Report: http://www.gogaelsgo.com/news/2012/11/23/WBBvsBrock.aspx?path=wbball
Our start against McMaster was not much better than the night before. We found ourselves trailing 11-3 before we started to find some rhythm. We finished the quarter on a 20-4 run for a 23-15 lead. Mac came out strong in the second, shooting the ball very well and pressuring in the full court. By half, they had cut our lead to 2, 37-35. We opened the third quarter on a tear, enroute to a 31 point quarter, while surrendering 13 to lead 68-48. Defensive pressure was our key, forcing a number of turnovers and allowing us to score in transition. Mac kept battling in the fourth quarter, but could come no closer than the 13 point spread, representing the final score, 80-67. Four players hit double digits in scoring with Sydney Kernahan leading the way with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Liz Boag added 13 points and 6 assists, while Gemma Bullard & Jenny Wright each had 11 points.
Q’s SID Report: http://www.gogaelsgo.com/news/2012/11/24/WBB_1124121649.aspx?path=wbball
We have a tough weekend upcoming as we host Windsor (#1 in the country) on Friday and Western on Saturday. It will be good to be back at home, however. This will finish off our fall league schedule. We will pick things up after Christmas when we head down to Puerto Rico for a training camp and a couple of exhibition games.
Up Next at Home:
Friday, November 30 vs. Windsor 6pm
Saturday, December 1 vs. Western 6pm
Have a great week!