Happy New Year!
We had a relatively successful Concordia tournament to close out 2013, winning two and losing one. We avenged an earlier loss against Laval in the opening game, before being demolished by Concordia in the second, and regrouping for a win against Bishop’s on the final day. We are now preparing for our second league match up with York, set for Saturday, January 4th.
Queen’s 59 – Laval 42
After having lost to Laval at the Ryerson tournament in October 48-78, it was a sweet feeling to walk away with a convincing win. A little rusty in the ball handling and shooting department, we only put up 13 points in the first quarter, and shy of a buzzer-beater half-court shot by Laval, held them to only 2 foul shots in the opening frame. We continued with an 18-13 second quarter to lead, 31-18 at the half. We continued to increase our lead, (11-9 in the third) and built as much as a 26 point lead in the fourth, before settling for the 59-42 win. Andrea Priamo led the way with 14 points, while Jenny Wright added 13.
Queen’s 34 – Concordia 86
Ouch! After beating Concordia by 15 in our tournament in the fall, Concordia exacted their revenge with no mercy what so ever. It was the perfect storm, with Concordia shooting the ball at better than twice their regular shooting percentage and us being very flat and ineffective. The game was never in doubt as Concordia scored the first 14 points of the game, and finished the first quarter up 28-14. Dominating every aspect of the game, they outscored us 18-3, 18-10 and 22-7 the rest of the way. Robyn Pearson managed 10 points and 7 boards.
Queen’s 60 – Bishop’s 46
Still reeling from the beating the night before, we were actually quite sharp in the first half of this game, outscoring Bishop’s 19-9 in the first quarter and 19-10 in the second. We lost our focus in the second half as our shooting went cold and we let that affect our defense as well. While the game was never in doubt, Bishop’s did outscore us by 5 in the second half to finish with the 60-46 score. Jenny Wright had a monster game with 22 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists and 7 steals! Emily Hazlett chipped in with 11 points, 6 boards and 5 steals, while Robyn Pearson finished with 10 points and 7 boards.
Up Next at Home:
Saturday, January 4th vs. York 6pm
Friday, January 10th vs. Ryerson 6pm
Saturday, January 11th vs. Toronto 6pm (Shoot for the Cure – Breast Cancer Game)
I hope everyone had a great holiday season, and from all of us with the Queen’s Basketball team, we wish you all the best for 2014 and beyond.