Monday, February 15, 2016

Women's Basketball - Game Report

Hi Folks,

We had another very successful weekend with wins over Western and Windsor.  The Western game was at home on Friday night – followed by a trip to Toronto immediately after the game.  Of course, the Windsor game was played in conjunction with the NBA All-Star Weekend activities.  It also allowed us some time to explore the facility and meet some of the NBA legends.

We moved up one spot to 11th in the country last week (after beating Guelph & Lakehead), and will likely move back into the Top 10 with the two wins this past weekend.  We sit atop our Division with a 13-3 record (Ryerson is 12-3 with a game in hand).  Also of note, Robyn Pearson was named Queen’s Athlete of the Week for the second time, this past week.

Queen’s 69 – Western 64
We had a very good start in this game, dominating the first quarter on the glass (15-5) and shooing the basketball (12/20 vs. 2/14) to grab a 26-9 first quarter lead.  It would prove to be the difference in the game, as Western went on to win all 3 of the remaining quarters.  In the second, Western found their shooting touch, converting on almost 64% of their shots, while our percentage dropped to 32%.  We were outscored 13-20, to leave us with a 39-29 half-time lead.  The third quarter was fast-paced and played basically even, 19-20.  The fourth quarter saw Western chip away at our lead, eventually taking the lead and going up as much as 3 points with just over 4 minutes to play.  Their lead was short-lived, however, as we recaptured the lead and then held them without a field goal for the last minute and a half of the game, to win 69-64.  Abby Dixon led the way with 17 points and 3 steals, while Robyn Pearson had another double-double with 14 points and 10 boards.  Marianne Alarie continued her fine play with 10 points.

Queen’s 60 – Windsor 41
Unlike the Western game, we were unable to find our range in the opening quarter against Windsor.  Adjusting to the new surroundings proved difficult for both teams as we shot 3/23 and Windsor 5/19 from the floor, leading to a 9-12 first quarter score.  We began to get our touch in the second (and Windsor’s faltered further) as we outscored them 15-7 to take a 24-19 half time lead.  The third quarter was a bit of a wash, both teams struggling to finish, ending in an 11-10 quarter.  It was the fourth quarter that saw our defense take over, forcing numerous turnovers and creating easier scoring opportunities on the run outs.  We outscored Windsor 25-12 in the fourth for the 60-41 win.  Jenny Wright finished with a game-high 14 points and 8 boards.  Andrea Priamo, was named Player of the Game, thanks to her double-double of 12 points (on 6 of 9 shooting) and 10 boards.

Up Next on the Road:
Saturday, February 20 @ Algoma  6pm

Up Next at Home:
Friday, February 26 vs. Ryerson  6pm
Saturday, February 27 vs. Toronto  6pm (Graduating Athlete Night)

Have a great week!