Monday, January 30, 2017

Women's Basketball - Game Report

Hi Folks,

Nice to be back at home, finishing with two wins to run our league record to 14-0.  We topped Nipissing 96-46 and Laurentian 68-43. We moved to the number 4 spot in the National rankings and remain in the number 1 spot for the Province. 

Abby Dixon was name Athlete of the Week for her combined offensive & defensive performances against Brock & McMaster.

Our team, in addition to the community service and charitable fundraising they do, were involved in the Bell – Let’s Talk campaign in support of mental illness, wearing special warm up t-shirts at our game, and attending an on-campus talk by Olympian Clara Hughes.

Queen’s 96 – Nipissing 46
Playing an injury depleted Nipissing team it did not take long to gain a lead in this one.  We were a little sloppy in the opening quarter, turning the ball over 6 times, but still outscored Nipissing 19-8.  A much sharper second quarter, shooting 77%, saw us dominate the quarter 32-13 to go into half time with a commanding 51-21 lead.  We were a little less focused in the third quarter, committing another 6 turnovers, but still outscored our opponent 24-17 on 50% shooting.  Our defense tightened in the fourth quarter, surrendering only 8 points while adding 21 to finish with the 96-46 win.  Myriam Fontaine led the way with 14 points on a perfect 6 for 6 from the floor and 2 for 2 from the line.  Veronika Lavergne had 13 points and 8 boards, while Marianne Alarie had 12 points to go along with her 2 steals and 2 assists.  Robyn Pearson was her usual efficient self with 11 points on 5 of 9 shooting, and 7 boards.  We registered 22 assists on 40 made field goals, with Emily Hazlett contributing 7 of them.  51 of our 96 points came from the bench.

Queen’s 68 – Laurentian 43
This game was much closer, in the early going, than the final score would suggest.  Offensively, we were producing good scoring opportunities but only connected on 8 of 21 shots in the first quarter.  Laurentian were more efficient, as they continually broke our defense down to score on 8 of their 17 shots and grab a 1 point lead, 19-20 at the quarter.  Our offensive efficiency did not improve in the second quarter, but our defence tightened a little.  We outscored Laurentian 15-9 to take a 34-29 lead into half time.  Our defence continued to be our strength in the third holding the opposition to 8 points, but continued to struggle offensively, scoring 17 on 33% shooting.  We were much more efficient in the fourth (54% from the floor) and continued to smoother them on defence, winning the quarter 17-6 to end with the 68-43 win.  Abby Dixon and Andrea Priamo both finished with 11 points and 5 boards each, while Veronika Lavergne continued her double digit streak with 10 points and 7 rebounds.  Robyn Pearson hit double digits again in rebounding with 10, to go along with her 9 points, while Emily Hazlett added 6 assists and 6 points in only 22 minutes of action.  27 of our 68 points came from the bench.

Up Next on the Road:
Friday, February 3 @ Ryerson  6pm
Saturday, February 4 @ Toronto  6pm

Up Next at Home:
Friday, February 10 vs. Carleton  6pm
Saturday, February 11 vs. Ottawa  6pm

Have a great week!