Lakehead’s Jylisa Williams / Photo credit Martin Bazyl
Feb 06, 2015
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|Dalhousie||72||Cape Breton||52||Final||Box Score|
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Source: Ottawa Sports Info
The Gee-Gees held on to take their third Capital Hoops Classic in four years 46-40 over the Carleton Ravens on Friday night.
uOttawa needed to lean back on their defence to get the win as their offensive game was slow to the punch all night. But the story that dominated the night was the Gee-Gees inability to rebound against a much bigger Carleton squad.
“Definitely an ugly win, we’ll take it though,” said fourth-year Kellie Ring after the game. “Our goal coming into the second half was, if it’s going to be a win, we have to keep them to 40 points. We did just that. Julia Soriano, what a warrior. She came out raring to go and we all followed her lead.”
It was the Gee-Gees taking a 8-2 early lead making three of the first four shots. A quick start transtitioned into a 10 minute stretch where the Gee-Gees couldn’t make a shot. The Ravens took advantage, using an 8-1 run to take their first lead with 3:30 to go in the first. The only Gee-Gees’ point came at the free throw line.
The Gee-Gees started to tighten up on defence but their offensive struggles continued through the second quarter. Despite outscoring the Ravens in the second frame, the Gee-Gees went into halftime trailing 25-19.
Ravens really showed their strength dominating down low, out-rebounding uOttawa 17-2 in the first quarter.
“Rebounds are something we definitely have to work on,” added Ring. “We’re definitely not good enough on the boards. They’re bigger girls but we’ve just got to out-muscle them and out-work them.”
“We got three baskets from everyone but Julia Soriano in the first half,” said head coach Andy Sparks. “Julia, I thought stepped up from the start and at least kept us in the game at half. We talked a lot about accountability at halftime. We said everyone needed to step up. I really thought in the second half, they really did.”
The Gee-Gees responded by opening the second half with the first nine points to take back the lead. But that would be short-lived as the Ravens woke up and took back the lead heading to the fourth quarter with a 6-0 run. Kellie Ring took matters into her own hands in the final minute of the third. She hit a wide open three to tie it then stole the ball on the defensive end and took it in for the go ahead layup.
Gee-Gees built their largest lead with five minutes to go as they went up 43-36. They did well to limit the Ravens to 15 second half points. But it could have been easier down the stretch as uOttawa left some crucial points on the court with their lacklustre free throw shooting, going 4-for-12 from the line.
The Ravens took second, third, and fourth chances to bring it closer in the final three minutes with their ability to muscle the Gee-Gees on rebounds. But the shots wouldn’t go. So with 1:10 to go, Krita van Singerland got open at the top of the arc and hit a three to give the Gee-Gees a six-point lead and all but ice it.
It was never pretty from an offensive perspective at any point,” said Sparks. “But I think we got a little bit in the fourth quarter the things we were trying to get. We got isolations for Kellie and Krista that gave them opportunities to attack and I thought that they stepped up.”
Ring led the way offensively with 15 points, 13 of them in the second half, while Soriano and van Singerland each had 11. The Gee-Gees saw a total of nine points from the rest of their roster. Stephanie Carr paced the Ravens with 15 points of her own.
“It’s a difficult environment to play in. Beating them was important though. We have to be able to beat teams in key situations like this,” concluded Sparks.
Source: OUA Communications
TORONTO – Lakehead Thunderwolves guard Jylisa Williams broke an OUA single-game record for points after she scored 50 against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues on Friday night.
Her performance broke the previous record of 49 set by Brock Badger’s Candi Lohr during the 1982-83 season.
Williams was 18-28 from the floor and scored 50 of her team’s 86 total points in an 86-69 victory. From the free throw line, Williams made 14 of 17 attempts.
She also added eight rebounds, five assists, five steals and one block in 34 minutes of play.
The No. 8-ranked Thunderwolves have won eight consecutive games and lead OUA Central division with a 12-3 record.
Williams currently leads OUA and CIS averaging 29.5 points per game.
In 15 games, Williams is averaging 54.7 shooting %, 9.6 reb/g and 3.7 ast/g. She also leads OUA in free throws (113), defensive rebounds (111), total rebounds (144), steals (54) and points (442).
The Thunderwolves are back in action tomorrow night when they take on the No. 7-ranked Ryerson Rams at 6:00 pm. Head down to the Mattamy Athletic Centre or watch the game live on OUA.tv
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Source: Brandon Sports Info
BRANDON – The Victoria Vikes jumped to an early lead and maintained the pressure beating the Bobcats 70-56 Friday night.
The Vikes came out firing on all cylinders, going on a 12-4 run in the first three minutes of the game. Brandon managed to battle back to trail by two at 12-10, but were unable to continue momentum and entered half-time down 34-27.
The ‘Cats were out-scored in the third quarter 22-14 and were unable to come back from the deficit, despite a strong fourth quarter.
Aleah Bridges had a great night for BU, scoring 14 points and grabbing eight boards. Her performance didn’t go unnoticed by head coach Novell Thomas.
“Aleah Bridges had a stellar night, probably one of the best games of her career here,” Thomas said.
Amy Williams added 10 points and six rebounds for the ‘Cats.
Jenna Bugiardini led the Vikes with 18 points and nine rebounds. Jessica Renfrew added 16 points and five boards.
Vikes senior point-guart Cassandra Goodis notched four assists, just three shy of breaking the all-time Canada West assists record currently held by former Simon Fraser University star Lani Gibbons with 539.
Thomas acknowledged that his team was strong in spurts, but didn’t have the consistency needed to win the game.
“We did some things well. We rebounded the ball well, but we weren’t clean with the execution when we needed to be. We had spurts where we needed to be solid on the defensive end and we weren’t. At the offensive end, just opportunity to capitalize on a mistake that they made, but we threw it out of bounds, or threw it at a foot, and didn’t utilize our chance to score,” said Thomas.
Looking forward to tomorrow’s rematch, Thomas knows exactly what his team needs to do in order to be successful.
“We need to be tough as nails on the defensive end and clean and efficient on the offensive end,” added Thomas.
The win brings the Vikes record to 10-7, while Brandon falls to 3-16.
Both teams will face off again tomorrow in Brandon. The tip-off will take place at 5pm at the Healthy Living Centre.
|UBC||77||Regina||48||Final||Box Score | Recap|
Source: Regina Sports Info
The No. 2-ranked University of British Columbia Thunderbirds scored the first 10 points of the game and never looked back, cruising to a 77-48 win over No. 10 Regina on Friday night in Canada West women’s basketball action at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health & Sport.
Adrienne Parkin scored UBC’s first eight points of the game and finished with a game-high 21 on 9-of-11 shooting for the Thunderbirds, who improve to 14-3 with the win. Stephanie Bell and Kris Young added 10 points apiece for UBC, while Young also pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds for a double-double.
Jennilea Coppola (pictured) had 11 points and 10 rebounds to register a double-double and lead the Cougars (12-5) in both categories.
After Parkin’s personal 8-0 run to start the game, Harleen Sidhu finished off a fast break off a turnover to give UBC a 10-0 lead just over three minutes into the second. The Cougars cut the lead down to seven after buckets by Coppola on back-to-back possessions later in the first, but that was as close as they would get.
UBC opened the second quarter on a 14-4 run to push the lead to 19 and the Thunderbirds held on to a comfortable lead for the remainder of the game. The visitors led by 20 at halftime, by 31 after three quarters, and by as many as 37 late in the fourth.
UBC shot 49% from the field in the win and was 8-for-13 (62%) from three-point range. Both Parkin and Cassandra Knievel were 3-for-4 from beyond the arc for the Thunderbirds, while Young was 2-for-2.
The Cougars were held to just 29% from the field and were just 1-for-18 from three-point range – and their one triple didn’t come until with less than 30 seconds remaining, when Taylor Pelletier hit one to cut UBC’s final margin of victory to 29.
These two teams will meet again on Saturday night at the CKHS (6:00, canadawest.tv).
|UBC Okanagan||67||MacEwan||69||Final||Box Score | Recap|
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Source: MacEwan Sports Info
A record breaking rebounding performance propelled the MacEwan University Griffins women’s basketball team to a 69-67 victory over the University of British Columbia -Okanagan Heat on Friday night at City Center Gymnasium.
While both teams spent the first quarter settling into their systems, neither team was able to find any consistency offensively. The Griffins held a decisive 16-8 advantage in rebounds as they took the early 15-14 lead.
The Griffins continued to out rebound the Heat in the second quarter but could not capitalize as they shot just 22 per cent from the field. Sarah Allison paced her team with 11 first half points as the Heat took a 33-27 lead into halftime.
Kelly Fagan took over in the third quarter with 10 points and seven rebounds for the Griffins. As a team, the Heat were held to just four rebounds in the quarter as the Griffins retook the lead 52-46.
A late 11-0 run from the pesky Heat tied the game at 65 with a minute to play. After Megan Wood missed a pair of free throws with five seconds remaining, Kayla Ivicak managed to grab a crucial rebound and rolled in the layup as the Griffins took the game 69-67.
Fagan dominated the glass all night finishing with 22 points and a game-high 20 rebounds to earn player of the game honours. Of her 20 rebounds 11 were registered as offensive tying the Canada West single-game record. Fagan would also continue her pursuit of the single season block record, adding four more to bring her league leading to 52 on the year with three games remaining.
With a game-high 25 points, shooting 50 per cent from three-point range, Allison earned player of the game honours for the Heat.
The rematch takes place Saturday evening with the opening tip off scheduled for 6:oo p.m.
Kelly Fagan by the numbers:
•Offensive rebounds in a single game – Canada West record 11
(ties Sarah Crooks, SASK (2005), Dalyce Emmerson, SASK (2014), Sarah Wierks, UFV (2014)
|Winnipeg||90||Trinity Western||80||Final||Box Score|
|Mount Royal||56||Thompson Rivers||84||Final||Box Score|