Spartans fall to Brock at Shoot for the Cure Tournament

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October 19, 2013, SHERBROOKE, Sherbrooke (ISN) – The Trinity Western women’s basketball team dropped an 87-48 decision in its second game at Bishop’s Nike Shoot for the Cure Tournament Saturday afternoon.

The loss drops TWU to 1-1 in the tournament, including Friday’s win over Bishop’s.

The Badgers outscored TWU 46-18 in the first half and despite a strong Spartans response in the second half, TWU was unable to close the gap. In the second half, Brock outscored the Spartans 41-30.

The Spartans were led by Janelle Traber (Abbotsford, B.C.), who was named her team’s MVP after collecting 14 points. Holly Strom (Calgary) led TWU on the glass with five rebounds.

Brock was led by Nicole Rosenkranz, who had 14 points and six rebounds and was named the Badgers MVP. Kayla Santilli also had 14 points while Andrea Polischuk put up 13 points.

The Spartans shot 36.2 per cent from the field while Brock made an impressive 54 per cent of its field goal attempts.

“I think there were times when we showed our youthfulness in terms of indecision and not being aware of how to deal with things,” said Spartans coach Cheryl Jean-Paul. “But I really thought that we responded well in the second half in terms of playing with more confidence and with more determination.

“Brock is one of the top teams in the country and I think it was a good litmus test for us early in the season. A team like this is able to pick out our weaknesses. I think this game will give us a lot of material to work with in our next week of practice.”

Game Notes: Brock outrebounded TWU 30-22…TWU was 4 for 8 from 3-point range while Brock was 5 for 11.