Monday, November 25, 2013

Women's Basketball - Game Report

Hi Folks,

A pretty solid weekend for us as we knocked off #11 McMaster, and #10 Brock, to remain undefeated in the ARC this season. Our league record improves to 5-3 tied for 2nd place in the East (with Carleton) and 1 game behind Ottawa. It was nice to see our shooting return to a more appropriate level this weekend, in particular our foul shooting.

Queen’s 79 - McMaster 72
We started the game very well opening up a 7 point lead by the end of the first quarter with a 20 point effort. McMaster, however, erased that margin in the second quarter outscoring us 26-16 in the frame to go up 36-39 at half. A tight third quarter saw McMaster increase their lead by 2, outscoring us 15-13 in the third. We dominated the fourth putting up 30 points to Mac’s 18 for the final 79-72. In a true team effort, all 5 starters hit double figures in scoring. Liz Boag led the way with 18 points and 6 assists. Robyn Pearson had 17 points to go along with her 7 boards, while Jenny Wright kept pace with 16 points and 5 boards. Gemma Bullard added 11 points and Andrea Priamo dropped 10. Emily Hazlett had another outstanding game on the defensive end, frustrating the opposition’s ball handlers all evening.

Box score:

Queen’s 69 – Brock 65 OT
This proved to be a tight game throughout – neither team able to create a big run. Three of the quarters saw only a difference of one point, while the fourth was tied. By quarter: 12-11, 15-14, 16-16, 14-16, leaving us tied at 57 after regulation. It wasn’t until the overtime that any separation occurred in the game as we built a 6 point lead, before hanging on to the 4 point win. 12-8 was the overtime score. Foul shooting proved to be critical as we shot 11-13 in the game (84.6%) including 5 of 6 in the overtime. Gemma Bullard was virtually unstoppable as she drained 25 points, including 3 for 5 from beyond the arc, and 6 of our 12 overtime points. Emily Hazlett dropped 11 points including 2 for 2 from 3pt. range, while Liz Boag had a solid all-round game with 10 points, 6 boards and 4 assists.

Box score:

ID/Training Camp – Sunday, December 1. (for Gr. 11 & 12s that may be interested in Q’s)
9:30-11:45am On-court session
11:45-12:15 Lunch (on own)
12:15-1:30pm Facility tour followed by a Question & Answer Session (parent’s welcome)
1:30-3:30pm On-court session

There is no charge for the Camp, but please let me know if you are attending, so that I may prepare for the numbers.

Academic All-Canadians
I am very pleased to announce that 4 of our players from last season were recently recognized as Academic All-Canadians (over 80% average while on a varsity team) at a reception at Queen’s. Sydney Kernahan, Liz Boag, Maria Gill and Nicole Morse all achieved this amazing accomplishment. Also, of note, we actually had two other players fall less than 1% point of reaching the 80% mark.

Up Next on the Road:
Friday, November 30 @ York 6pm

Concordia Tournament (Montreal)
Saturday, December 28 vs. Laval 6pm
Sunday, December 29 vs. Concordia 8pm
Monday, December 30 vs. Bishop’s 1pm

Have a great week.