We finished a 3 game, 3 city road trip on Saturday, with stops in St. Catherine’s (Brock), Hamilton (McMaster) and Guelph. We finished with only 1 win and 2 losses – a disappointing result.
Queen’s 56 – Brock 68
Our first stop was in St. Catherine’s to face Brock where we jumped out to an early lead and grew it to as much as 10 late in the first quarter. We finished the quarter up 19-11, shooting almost 50% from the floor. For an unknown reason (at least to me), our shooting touch left us for the rest of the game, dropping into the low 20s. We were outscored 14-20 in the second and 10-25 in the third. The fourth quarter wasn’t much better, although we did outscore Brock 13-12, but still only shooting in the low 30s. We were unusually cold from the 3pt. line, finding the mesh only 3 times in 22 attempts (13.6%). Marianne Alarie was the only player to hit double digits, dropping 18 point.
Queen’s 54 – McMaster 79
No question our shooting woes continued on Friday night in Hamilton shooting only 23% and scoring only 8 points in the opening quarter to trail 8-18. While our shooting improved somewhat in the second, our defense was unable to stop the Marauders as they outscored us 17-23 to take a commanding 25-41 halftime lead. Mac continued to execute offensively outscoring us by 4 in the third quarter (19-23) and 5 in the fourth quarter (10-15) to rack up the big spread. Not surprisingly they beat us in every significant statistical category (shots taken, shooting percentage, rebounding, turnovers, steals, and assists). Marianne Alarie led the way in scoring, again with 18 points, followed by Emily Hazlett with 13.
Queen’s 78 – Guelph 62
Despite the fact that this was our third game in as many nights against fresh teams, we looked strong and rested. Our shooting in this game improved significantly over the past two games (unfortunately Guelph had computer issues and was not able to provide the stats). We continued to get stronger as the game progressed, outscoring Guelph 14-10 in the first, 20-17 in the second, 22-15 in the third and 22-20 in the fourth. Five players finished in double digits with Marianne Alarie chalking up her usual 18, while Jenny Wright and Abby Dixon each had 11. Emily Hazlett and Robyn Pearson finished with 10 apiece.
We will be holding our annual ID/Training Camp on Sunday, November 29th. On court sessions will be from 9:30-11:45am and again from 1:30-3:30pm. During the break in between, we will conduct a facility tour and a question and answer session (for players and parents). The camp is designed for players in Grade 10-12 that may be interested in Queen’s as a university destination. There is no charge for the camp, but please drop me an email so I can keep track of the numbers.
Up Next at Home:
Saturday, November 7 vs. York 6pm (league opener)
Up Next on the Road:
Friday, November 13 @ Laurentian 6pm
Saturday, November 14 @ Nipissing 6pm
Have a great week!