Three close quarters of basketball not enough as Briercrest falls in second game of double-header

Posted: February 7, 2015

This afternoon the Briercrest women’s basketball team faced off against the St. Mary’s Lightning again for a rematch and played a much better game than their Friday night game last night. With several high points in the game it was an eventful one that ended with a win for the St. Mary’s Lightning 84-59.

Briercrest opened up the first minutes of the game playing a strong defense with a lot of focus on shutting down the oppositions three-point shooters. First points of the game went to Tracy Frimpong of Briercrest. Lauren Janzen had a strong quarter with steals and a perfectly timed assist to Amy Wanvig. In an exciting and extremely close first quarter the Lightning end up coming out with the lead 22-18.

St. Mary’s continued to use their full-court press in the beginning of the second quarter which gave them more of a lead than the previous quarter. Marisa Hartman put in her second basket of the game with a fade away. Abigail Klassen and Brooke Olmstead are two of the Briercrest players that appear to feed off of each other well both defensively and offensively. The first half ended with the visitors in the lead 53-28.

Frimpong started off the third quarter with the most points in the first minutes on both teams with far two-point shots and points at the foul line. Briercrest pushed hard with Wanvig and Brittany Boschman fighting for the ball on both ends to pick up rebounds. Unfortunately, the home team wasn’t able to lessen the point gap by too much and the Lightning remained in the lead 64-43.

The Briercrest ball movement improved a lot this quarter, minimizing their turnovers and enabling them to shoot with more accuracy. While the fourth was not Briercrest’s greatest quarter they still battled hard with points by Frimpong, Wanvig and Janzen.

The player of the game for the St. Mary’s Lightning was Jenny Leinweber and for Briercrest was Tracy Frimpong with 1 assist, 8 rebounds and 19 team high points. Other Briercrest highs were Amy Wanvig with a team high 11 rebounds to go with 15 points, and Brooke Olmstead with four assists, and two assists.

The next game for Briercrest will be against Lethbridge College on February 20th at 6:00 here in Caronport, Saskatchewan. If you can’t make it out to the game, go to to watch online.


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