Good to know that we carried our 4 game league-play winning streak into 2014 with a win over York, 74-61. York had their best shooting game of the year, keeping the game very close throughout almost the entire game. It wasn’t until the last 2 minutes of the game that we were able to stretch the lead.
Queen’s 74 – York 61
We opened the game very well, scoring the first 10 points, but York was able to answer with back to back to back 3’s to make it 10-9. This foreshadowed how the rest of the game would go. Statistically this season, York has really struggled with the long ball, but ended up 5-7 in the first half. We closed the first quarter up 14-9. York found their rhythm both inside and in their short range game in the second quarter posting 22 points to our 19 making it a 33-31 half time margin. The third quarter was a back and forth affair with the lead changing hands several time. We finished the quarter with a 4 point lead, outscoring York 20-18 in the quarter. The fourth continued to be a tight battle with only 4 points separating the teams mid-way through the fourth. We closed out the game (last 2 minutes) very well, giving up no points and stretching our lead to 13. We used a very balanced attack with 5 players in double figures, while recording 17 assists as a team. Emily Hazlett led the way with 18 points, followed by Robyn Pearson with 14 points and 17 rebounds (amazing). Andrea Priamo had 13 points and 6 boards, while Jenny Wright matched her in point production with 13 along with 6 assists. Liz Boag rounded out the double digit scorers with 10 points and 7 assists.
Shoot for the Cure (Breast Cancer Research Fundraiser)
On Saturday, January 11th, we will be holding our annual Shoot for the Cure basketball game to raise money for Breast Cancer Research. This is an initiative by the Women’s Basketball Coaching Association (WBCA) with CIS teams from across the country trying to raise funds.
This is what the CIS Women’s Basketball Teams have been able to accomplish since the program’s 2008 inception:
SHOOT FOR THE CURE YEAR-BY-YEAR DONATIONS:
2012-2013: $110,553.96* ($90,450.62 to CBCF)
2011-2012: $121,248.70 ($98,706.92 to CBCF)
2010-2011: $143,596.25 ($104,763.53 to CBCF)
2009-2010: $104,715.80 ($94,650.96 to CBCF)
2008-2009: $92,512.96 ($81,512.96 to CBCF)
2007-2008: $50,320.87 ($50,320.87 to CBFC)
TOTAL: $622,948.54 ($520,405.86 to CBCF)
*some funds went to local chapters of the Breast Cancer Foundation
Please help us add to this total by donating on-line at:
By way of incentive, I will again donate $1 for every point scored (both teams) in our game on Saturday and I respectfully challenge anyone to match my donation. If you let me know, I will have your name announced during the game (and thank you very much!).
Up Next at Home:
Friday, January 10th vs. Ryerson 6pm
Saturday, January 11th vs. Toronto 6pm (Shoot for the Cure – Breast Cancer Game)
Up Next on the Road:
Friday, January 17 @ Laurentian 6pm
Saturday, January 18 @ Algoma 6pm
Have a great week!