Another tough weekend, facing the two top teams in our division (Carleton & Ottawa) has stretched our losing streak to six games – the longest in recent history. While discouraging on the win/loss account, there are some encouraging aspects to the weekend as well. We are learning to deal with the physicality of both those teams a little better, and we are learning to work with new line ups, partially due to injuries.
Our loss to Carleton (90-54) was a trouncing, but more the product of the last 5 minutes of the game. After being down by 20 at the half, we brought it back to 13 to start the fourth quarter. However, a 20-2 run at the end of the game, blew things wide open. Second chance points and points off turnovers were our nemesis against a very physical team.
Jenny Wright finished with 16 points, while Liz Boag added 11. Robyn Pearson led the team in rebounding with 8 and Sydney Kernahan grabbed 7.
SID report: http://www.gogaelsgo.com/news/2013/2/1/WBB_0201133206.aspx?path=wbball
Our loss to Ottawa (67-53) remained a much closer game throughout the majority of the game, although Ottawa led by 9 at half. We reduced that lead to 7 by the end of the third, but could get no closer in the fourth, eventually fouling at the end. We did a much better job on the boards, but still gave up too many points off of turnovers.
Liz Boag finished with 20 points and 5 assists, while Jenny Wright had 15 points and 4 assists. Sydney Kernahan hit double digits on the boards with 13 to go along with her 6 points.
SID report: http://www.gogaelsgo.com/news/2013/2/2/WBB_0202132300.aspx?path=wbball
As that was our last home league game, we honoured Sydney Kernahan as our lone graduating player. In addition to having all of our parents & grandparents recognized at half time, a small presentation was made to Sydney at the end of the game. Area wood carver, Ray Scott of Pine Spirit Studio (Westport. ON), was on hand to present Sydney with one of his unique wood sculptures, along with a framed action photo. A very nice reception followed for all the players and families.
Our playoff picture remains unclear as we have slipped to 5th place with two games remaining. We can finish as high as fourth (behind Toronto, Ottawa & Carleton) and are in complete control of our destiny. Our games this weekend at Laurentian and York are critical. Nothing like going down to the wire!
Up Next on the Road:
Friday, February 8 @ Laurentian 6pm
Saturday, February 9 @ York 6pm
Wednesday, February 20: 6 @ 3, 5 @ 4
Have a great week!