A very disappointing weekend left us with losses to the University of Toronto, 62-57 and to Ryerson, 70-64. Not the way we planned to start the second two-thirds of our season.
Three themes were consistent between the two games: weak defensive rebounding, poor shooting, and our inability to control/secure loose balls, resulting in extra possessions for the opposition. Much work needs to be done to clean up these three areas.
Interesting comparisons, scoring by quarter in the two games:
1st Quarter - Q’s 14 – UofT 18 Q’s 18 – Ryerson 14
2nd Quarter Q’s 13 – UofT 19 Q’s 9 – Ryerson 16
3rd Quarter Q’s 7 – UofT 8 Q’s 21 – Ryerson 19
4th Quarter Q’s 23 – UofT 17 Q’s 16 – Ryerson 21
The only thing consistent in the scoring was that we fouled at the end of both games resulting in a few extra points to the opposition in the 4th quarters.
Of note: Captain, Sydney Kernahan missed both games with an ankle injury. She is out for an indeterminate amount of time. Captain, Liz Boag went down in the fourth quarter of the Ryerson game, also with an ankle injury. Too early to tell how long she will be out of the lineup.
Q’s SID Report - Toronto: http://www.gogaelsgo.com/news/2013/1/5/WBB_0105130202.aspx?path=wbball
Q’s SID Report – Ryerson: http://www.gogaelsgo.com/news/2013/1/6/WBB_0106134538.aspx?path=wbball
Up Next at Home:
Thursday, January 10 vs. York @ 5pm (Shoot for the Cure – Breast Cancer Awareness Game)*
Saturday, January 12 vs. Laurentian @ 6pm
Note: the THURSDAY early start time of 5pm
*Again this year I will donate $1 for every point scored in our game against York (both teams) and I challenge anyone to match (or exceed) me in a quest to raise funds.
Up Next on the Road:
Friday, January 18 vs. Ottawa @ 6pm
Saturday, January 19 vs. Carleton @ 6pm
Have a great week!