Despite playing short-handed (again) we managed two home wins during the week, beating York 73-38 and Algoma 72-38. Gemma Bullard, Gia Spiropoulos and Liz Boag all missed the games, while Emily Hazlett sat out almost the entire second half against Algoma after taking an elbow to the head. Our defensive pressure was really the story in both games forcing York to cough the ball up 30 times and Algoma, 36 times. Our shooting percentage against York still suffered (32%) from the floor but we had 24 more shots than York thanks to our offensive rebounding (22) and their turnovers. Against Algoma, our shooting percentage was much better (41%) which is pushing closer to where we would like to be on the season. With balanced scoring against York, our high scorer only recorded 12 points (Jenny Wright), with two others at 10 (Emily Hazlett & Abby Dixon). Abby continued to find her range against Algoma, posting 20 points to go along with her 7 steals. Jenny Wright added 11 points, with the rest of the scoring spread across almost the entire roster.
That ends our fall schedule with a league record of 4-3 (12-5 overall), with 12 league games scheduled for January/February. We spent the fall ranked in the Top 10 in Canada, but fell to #12 last week. Not likely to climb back into the Top 10 this week, but stranger things have happened.
Hopefully, with the break now, we can see our sidelined players recover and return to full strength following the holiday break. Time will tell.
Q’s SID reports:
We hosted our Annual ID/Training Camp on Saturday with 21 players attending (9 Grade 11s and 12 Grade 12s). It was a very successful and busy day. Thanks to all the players (and parents) for making the effort to attend.
Up Next on the Road:
Sunday, December 28 tbd
Monday, December 29 tbd
Tuesday, December 30 vs. McMaster 12 noon
Have a great week!