Lady Vees 61 – Carleton 57
After returning from the Christmas break, we started our OUA East schedule at home against the CIS #5 Ranked Carleton Ravens. Carleton is a very tough, deep, well coached team and we haven’t had much success against them the last couple of years. This game turned out a little different however as we were able to rally back after their runs and stay in the game until the fourth quarter when we erupted with 27 pts and came away with the W. Our team defence was great and we held them to 27% shooting on the night. Sasha Polishchuk was spectacular, scoring 34 pts, grabbing 9 rbs and dishing out 4 assts. She was red hot down the stretch hitting 3′s and finishing some spectacular drives. It was a great win for us, but we had a tough matchup the next night vs. Ottawa U.
Ottawa 58 – Lady Vees 48
Saturday night saw us match up against the Ottawa GeeGee’s who sport a lineup full of talent and experience. This game was a battle the whole way as our defence forced them into 28 to’s and 30% shooting. Unfortunately we were ice cold the entire game and after we missed repeated good shots in the 4th quarter, they made a run and were able to pull away. It was disappointing as we had the chance for a weekend sweep, but a split against the top two teams in our division was a great way to start the semester. Sasha was our leading scorer again, as she had 21pts and an astounding 10 steals.
Queen’s 74 – Lady Vees 69
Last weekend we had to travel to Kingston for a single with Queen’s (RMC is no longer in our league). We are always close with the Gaels and I was expecting a tough test. Both teams were red hot early until the defences settled down and at halftime we were down 37-34. We had a poor 3rd quarter and trailed by as much as 16 until rallying late (behind some lights-out shooting from rookie Jenna Davidson) and cutting it to 1 with about a minute left. We had our chances but couldn’t come all the way back, and dropped a 5 pt decision. It was a better effort from us on the road but we still have work to do. Sasha once again led the team in scoring with 20 pts and grabbed 9 rbs, while Jenna Davidson chipped in with 15 pts and Emma Decloe added 13 pts and 11 rbs.
This week re return home for Ryerson on Friday night and U of Toronto on Saturday which will be our annual Shoot for the Cure Breast Cancer Fundraising game.