Monday, January 25, 2016

Women's Basketball - Game Report

Hi Folks,

Just one game to report on this weekend; a win over York 87-75.  Also, would like to mention that Robyn Pearson was named Queen’s, OUA, and CIS Athlete of the Week last week for her outstanding performances against Toronto and Laurentian.  We moved to the #9 spot in last week’s Top 10 poll, and remain atop our division with a 9-1 record.

Queen’s 87 – York 75
This game did not go as planned (despite the final outcome), as we were very flat and uninspired from the opening tip.  In contrast, York came out firing on all cylinders, shooting 58% to our 29% in the opening quarter, building a 12 point lead at one point.  After 10 minutes we found ourselves trailing 14-24. We made some improvements in the second quarter with our shooting (bumping up to 33%), but turned over the ball 6 times.  We cut the deficit to 5 by half with an 18-13 quarter, to trail 32-37.  Our shooting continued to improve in the third quarter (39%), but our defense continued to struggle with York still converting on 46% of their shots.  We finished the quarter with 22 points to York’s 21.  Entering the fourth quarter trailing 54-58, we came out blistering from the opening possession on route to a 33 point outburst, shooting 67% from the floor and 78% from the free throw line and only turning the ball over twice.  York dropped 17 in the quarter to make the final 87-75.  We had an unbelievable 7 players in double digits in scoring (first I can recall in my coaching career).  Robyn Pearson continued her stellar play with 15 points (5 of 6 from the floor & 5 of 5 from the line) and 8 rebounds, 2 assists.  Jenny Wright finished with 13 to move her into sole possession of 2nd place in the Queen’s all-time scoring list (1,068 points), while Marianne Alarie finished with 12 points.  Andrea Priamo and rookie post, Myriam Fontaine each had 11 (Myriam’s first double digit performance), while Abby Dixon and Emily Hazlett, rounded out the scoring, each with 10 points, 5 and 2 assists respectively.

Third year forward, Andrea Priamo, has taken the lead again this year in our Shoot for the Cure, Breast Cancer awareness game scheduled for Saturday, February 6 at 6pm against Lakehead University.  Six other team members will be cutting their hair following our game to donate for the purpose of making wigs for cancer patients.  If you would like to make a donation please click on the following link:
You can donate to an individual or to the Team (which will be equally divided amongst the 6) – since they have a little friendly competition going on! is the place to go for our league game against Windsor being played at the Enercare Centre in Toronto as part of the NBA All-Star weekend.  We are part of the “Centre-Court” festivities in the afternoon session (2pm on the website) on Saturday, February 13
th, with game slated for 4:00pm.
Up Next on the Road:
Friday, January 29 @ Ottawa 6pm
Saturday, January 30 @ Carleton 6pm
Up Next at Home (finally):

Friday, February 5 vs. Guelph  6pm
Saturday, February 6 vs. Lakehead  6pm (Shoot for the Cure game)
Lastly, if you can’t make it to a game, please follow us on OUA.TV, as all of our league games are streamed live on this site.  We are also on Facebook at:
Have a great week!