A very disappointing weekend on the basketball court, with a loss to Ryerson by 3 and a loss to Toronto by 14. However, there was a bright side to Saturday’s game, billed as our “Shoot for the Cure” game to help raise money for Breast Cancer Research. I would like to personally thank those that accepted the challenge to donate $1 for every point scored in the Toronto game. With the final score 70-56, $126 was contributed by each of the following:
• Makenzie Curran (the 15 yr. old local basketball player who needed and found a match for a bone marrow transplant)
• Caroline & Neil Dixon
• Leanne Hazlett
• Kathy Jackson
• Sally & Bryan Pearson
Along with our players raising $400, I am very pleased to announce that we raised over $1,000.
Again thank you to everyone who contributed – it is greatly appreciated. If you are still interested in contributing (any amount), please visit the website: http://my.e2rm.com/personalPage.aspx?registrationID=2184664&langPref=en-CA
Queen’s 67 – Ryerson 70
We came out well to start the game from an offensive perspective, shooting the ball fairly well. Our difficulties, however, were three-fold and haunted us for the entire game. We had difficulty keeping Ryerson off the glass, struggled with turnovers, and shot poorly from the foul line. Despite Ryerson taking more shots than us, we held a 16-15 lead after the first. Ryerson evened the score by half time, (17-18) knotted at 33. Ryerson then outscored us 14-10 in the third quarter, which would prove to be the difference. We struggled mid-way through the fourth quarter, going down by as many as 11 points, before making a late game run to get it to 1. But that was as close as we would come, before falling 67-70. We had a good spread in scoring with Gemma Bullard knocking down 14, Robyn Pearson 13 (and 9 boards), Liz Boag 12, and Emily Hazlett 11. The determinants: gave up 20 offensive rebounds, committed 21 turnovers, and shot 50% (11-22) from the foul line.
Queen’s 56 – Toronto 70
Toronto found their rhythm early in this game, and that was not good news for us. We gave up 21 first quarter points, although we did manage 17 of our own. The second quarter was really our undoing, as we managed only 6 points, while surrendering 18. Down 39-23 at the half, we never were able to recover. Our shooting percentages were down, in particular from 3pt. range, although our foul shooting did improve from the night before. We outscored Toronto 19-18 in the third and 14-13 in the fourth, but were never challenging for the game. We gave up 17 offensive rebounds and turned the ball over 20 times – areas that must improve for us to be successful. Jenny Wright ended up with 14 points, while Liz Boag added 12. Robyn Pearson hit double digits with 13 boards to go along with her 8 points.
A belated congratulations to Robyn, who was named the Queen’s Athlete of the Week last week following our win over York.
Up Next on the Road:
Friday, January 17 @ Laurentian 6pm
Saturday, January 18 @ Algoma 6pm
Friday, January 24 @ Carleton 6pm
Saturday, January 25 @ Ottawa 6pm
Up Next at Home:
Friday, January 31 vs. Algoma 6pm
Saturday, February 1 vs. Laurentian 6pm
Have a great week.