Monday, February 1, 2016

Women's Basketball - Game Report

Hi Folks,

Our trip to the Nation’s Capital proved inhospitable at best.  Facing the 9th ranked Ottawa GGs (we had dropped to 10th) we lost a 2 point game, followed by a sound beating at the hands of Carleton by 16.  We are looking forward to playing at home this weekend (first time since November 21).

Queen’s 44 – Ottawa 46
As the score would indicate, this was not a pretty game.  Ottawa jumped on us right from the start building a 14 point lead six and a half minutes into the quarter.  We held them scoreless the rest of the quarter and managed 6 points of our own to cut the lead to 10-18 after the first.  We continued to chip away in the second quarter but could only muster 14 points, holding Ottawa to 10.  That left us down 24-28 at the half.  We had controlled the boards quite well, but surrendered 11 turnovers in the half.  The third quarter was much the same as the second, as we continued to chip away eventually taking a 1 point lead by the end of the third, 36-35.  We held the lead through most of the fourth quarter, but our shooting percentage abandoned us late in the quarter, finishing at only 14% in the second half and being outscored 8-11 in the final frame to lose 44-46.  Andrea Priamo had a very solid performance, recording a double-double with 11 points and 11 boards.  Jenny Wright was 1 rebound shy of a double-double with 10 points and 9 boards.  Robyn Pearson also hit double digits with 10 rebounds.

Queen’s 68 – Carleton 84
This was a case of a team that was very motivated and physically ready to play.  Carleton dominated us in all aspects of the game from the opening tip …… and shot the ball extremely well.  They had built a double digit lead very quickly, holding us to only 4 points mid-way through the quarter, en route to a 12-25 first quarter thrashing.  We settled and matched their physicality a little better in the second quarter, but Carleton was able to increase their lead by 2, 28-43, shooting 50% from the 3-point line and 53% overall.  We were unable to regroup at half, and suffered through the third quarter being dominated on the boards and surrendering another 20 points to our 11.  With the game well out of reach, we were able to convert a little better in the fourth, outscoring Carleton 29-21, to finish with the 68-84 loss.  Marianne Alarie led the way with 17 points, while Andrea Priamo added 15.  Sarah Saftich finished with 10 points.

NBA All-Star Weekend Update
Our game time on Saturday, February 13 against Windsor has changed slightly to a 4:30pm tip-off (was originally 4pm), and now there is a $5 discount available for students by:

For student tickets only:
2)            Select Saturday, February 13, 2pm
3)            Select # of tickets
4)            Click “OUA Offer”
5)            Enter code: 5OFFOUA

Shoot for the Cure – Breast Cancer Research Update (over $4,000 raised to date)
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!

Up Next at Home:
Friday, February 5 vs. Guelph  6pm
Saturday, February 6 vs. Lakehead  6pm (Shoot for the Cure game)

Friday, February 12 vs. Western  6pm

Up Next on the Road:
Saturday, February 13 vs. Windsor @ EnerCare Centre  4:30pm (NBA All-Star Centre Court Event)

Have a great week!