Monday, October 28, 2013

Women's Basketball - Game Report

Hi Folks,

Just one game to report on from the weekend (our last before league play begins), as we were in Montreal for a re-match with UQAM. With a number of players resting nagging injuries in preparation for league play, we only dressed 9 players. The expectation is that we will have a more bountiful roster on Friday when we host Lakehead.

Queen’s 58 - UQAM 64
The first quarter was a relatively high scoring, back and forth affair with UQAM holding a one point lead at the quarter, 15-16. We dominated the second quarter, putting up 23 points to their 9. Our shooting percentage returned to appropriate levels after a dismal weekend last weekend. We shot 42% from the floor, and 40% from the 3pt. line. UQAM came out in the second half with full court pressure that caused us numerous problems. After turning the ball over only 6 times in the first half, we coughed it up 15 times in the second half, many of which led to easy layups for the opposition. We were outscored 22-10 in the third and 17-10 in the fourth as UQAM completed the comeback. Jenny Wright finished with 21 points and 8 boards, while Liz Boag (in her first game back after her ankle injury) dropped 19 points. Abby Dixon added 10 points and 5 boards.

Up Next at Home:
Friday, November 1 vs. Lakehead 6pm
Saturday, November 2 vs. Guelph 6pm

Up Next on the Road:
Friday, November 8 @ Western 6pm
Saturday, November 9 @ Windsor 6pm

Note: All our home games this season will be web cast live. Please go to to see the schedule and link.

SPECIAL NOTICE: Queen’s Women’s Basketball team will be participating in the “OneMatch Program”(Stem Cell and Marrow Network) to support a local high school basketball player, Mackenzie, who is in need of a bone marrow transplant.

Mackenzie is a fun loving 16 year old high school student. She enjoys many sports including basketball and hurdles. Her positive energy and cheerful personality have always shone through, both while competing and during everyday activities.

In August, Mackenzie was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome and now requires a bone marrow transplant. With no family match, Mackenzie is relying on someone she does not know to be her be her hero!

By registering with OneMatch, you could be a hero for Mackenzie or one of the other 700+ Canadian patients like her who require a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. It only takes a few minutes to gather a cheek swab. Sites on the Queen’s Campus include:

Tuesday, October 29th
Queen's Centre (ARC) 9am-4pm
Biosciences Atrium 9am-5pm
Victoria Hall 6pm-9pm

Have a great week!