VICTORIA – Allison Mulock led the way with 18 points and four rebounds off the bench, along with three assists, as the University of Victoria Vikes women’s basketball team improved to 2-2 with a 109-33 win over Brandon.
Mulock of North Vancouver, B.C., was one of six Vikes to register in double-digit scoring – she scored all her points from three-point range on six-for-11 accuracy from beyond the arc – and was joined by Sarah Semeniuk of Fruitvale, B.C., and Debbie Yeboah of Winnipeg with 17 points each, Jessica Renfrew of Victoria with 12, and Jenny Lewis of Fall River, N.S., and Jordyn Newman of White Rock, B.C., with 10 points a piece.
UVic never allowed more than 10 points against in each of their quarters, with only a few unforced errors – a significant improvement from their Friday night 74-65 loss to No. 1 Regina.
“We really worked well as a team, everyone got in to play and everyone scored,” said Mulock. “We need to keep working hard every day in practice.”
Vikes head coach Rich Chambers said Mulock has been working hard during individual work-outs on her shooting.
Mulock said it’s paying off.
“My confidence has gone way up,” Mulock said. “Especially my three-point shooting. I knew before I could shoot and make them, but I just lacked the confidence in game situations.”
Uvic led 23-7 after the opening quarter and 55-15 at the half. Their 57-4 advantage on points off turnovers – 37 committed by Brandon – and 52.9 per cent success rating from the field was a difference.
“It’s tough playing a Brandon – you don’t want to embarrass them but you don’t want to stop playing. The girls played very hard, I was pleased with the effort,” Chambers said. “They shot when they were open… everyone got on the scoresheet tonight and everyone got minutes.”
“It’s important to gains some confidence and somehow finish at 4-4 or better by Christmas,” Chambers added. “We’ve got a tough Calgary team that beat nationally ranked team twice, Thompson Rivers and a Lethbridge team that has not won yet but has faced some tough teams.”
The Vikes host Thompson Rivers next Friday and Saturday at 6 and 5 p.m. respectively. (FULL SCHEDULE)
“We just need to work for each other and work hard to support one another,” Mulock said. “This was an important game to give us all some more confidence. It’s definitely going to help us down the road.”