Monday, November 3, 2014

Women's Basketball - Game Report

Hi Folks,

Just one game to report on this week: a 69-60 victory over Ottawa.  It was nice to be back at home where our record, dating back to last season, is now 21-2.  Great to play in front of our home town crowd.

Queen’s 69 – Ottawa 60
There are a couple of important notes about this game.  One, Ottawa had a very depleted line-up, missing their starting post player (6-2), their starting forward (6-1), and starting point guard (5-11).  This left them with a fairly small and inexperienced line up.  Two, despite the final score, this was one of our worst executed games, resulting in 21 turnovers and only 50 field goal attempts (we normally have over 70).  Ottawa did a very good job of taking us out of our rhythm, making it difficult to get any sustained runs going in the game.  On the bright side, we did force 26 turnovers, but had difficulty converting the turnovers into points.  We were aggressive taking the ball to the basket and were rewarded with 45 foul shots.  However, we only converted 25 of those shots, leaving behind 20 points from the foul line.  The one bright spot (without a caveat) was our 3 point shooting, going 6-15 (40%).
Jenny Wright led the way with 18 points, while Liz Boag added 13.  Abby Dixon and Andrea Priamo, both added 11 points and grabbed 7 and 6 rebounds respectively.  Robyn Pearson continued her dominance on the boards with 11 rebounds to go along with her 8 points.

A reminder, we will be holding our annual ID/Training Camp on Saturday, November 29, 2014.  This is an ideal opportunity for anyone in Grades 11 or 12 to display their talents and receive instruction from the Queen’s coaching staff.  The day’s schedule is as follows:
  9:30-11:45am On-court session
  11:45-12:15pm Lunch break (on own)
  12:15-12:45pm Facility Tour (parent’s welcome)
  12:45-1:30pm Q&A session with Q’s coaches (parent’s welcome)
  1:30-3:30pm On-court session
 There is no cost for the ID/Training Camp – just let me know so that I can prepare for the numbers.

Our fall exhibition season has come to a close, with league play starting on the road this weekend.  Our overall record is 8-3 (7-3 vs. CIS schools) and we are ranked #9 in Canada in the first poll of the season.  Realistically, we need to be playing better by the weekend if we want to beat a very tough Lakehead squad, on the road.

Up Next on the Road:
Friday, November 7 @ Lakehead  6pm

Up Next at Home:
Friday, November 14 vs. Waterloo  6pm
Saturday, November 15 vs. Laurier  6pm

Have a great week!