Women’s Basketball battles hard throughout intense loss against Red Deer

Posted: November 21, 2015

This Saturday evening the Briercrest Women’s Basketball team took on Red Deer College for the first time this season.

This evening's game started off with both teams moving the ball up and down the court well. With great defensive plays from both teams, no one scored until Amy Wanvig sunk a foul shot at 7:20. Red Deer responded with ramping it up causing Briercrest to call timeout at 7-1 for Red Deer. Briercrest continued to battle hard until the first quarter ended at 9-14 for Red Deer.

Briercrest came into the second quarter with high energy and trailed close behind Red Deer. With Lauren Jordan sinking three 3-pointers in the second quarter, Briercrest was able to take a small lead. Red Deer responded by battling back and took a small lead near the end. The second quarter ended with a score of 29-28 for Red Deer.

At half time Refined Undignified’s new dance team, Avail, performed their first ever show called “The Verge”.

To start off the second half of the game, Briercrest trailed close behind Red Deer to make for an intense start to the quarter. Red Deer carried their momentum over to the second half, though, and soon started to pull further ahead. Briercrest battled hard and had 15 rebounds in the quarter, five being from Wanvig. The third quarter ended with a score of 50-34.

Briercrest came into the final quarter of the game with hopes of gaining the lead. Red Deer started to pull farther ahead and made key offensive plays causing Briercrest to take a timeout. Briercrest came back reenergized and battled hard till the end. Red Deer maintained the lead until the buzzer rang at 66-49 for Red Deer.

Amy Wanvig was awarded Player of the Game by Jeannette Olney. Wanvig had two assists and one steal along with game highs of 16 points and 11 rebounds. Abigael Klassen had a game high of three assists along with Lauren Jordan having a game high of three 3-pointers. Hannah Klassen and Sara Karuth also had a game high of three steals each.

Both teams were pretty even in the stats with Red Deer having 15-13 assists and 16-14 steals. Briercrest had 57-46 rebounds.

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