Women’s Basketball shows resilience in loss against St. Mary’s

Posted: February 5, 2016

Margaret P. Reimer Memorial Gymnasium was booming Friday evening with the stands filled with noisemakers and fans as Briercrest hosted ACAC’s “Make Some Noise for Mental Health” campaign. Women’s basketball also took on St. Mary’s for their first game of the weekend.

The game started off with both teams ready to go. Briercrest stayed only a few points behind St. Mary’s making for a close and intense start to the game. St. Mary’s then kicked it up a notch and started to take a bigger lead. St. Mary’s had tight defence making it hard for Briercrest to score. Kristin Grasmeyer was able to get two steals from St. Mary’s. The first quarter ended with a score of 22-8 for St. Mary’s.

St. Mary’s carried their momentum over to the second quarter and added to their lead quickly. Briercrest called timeout at 8-30 to try and kill St. Mary’s energy and to re-strategize. Briercrest came back more energized and put a few quick points on the board. Later on St. Mary’s called timeout at 14-47 to ensure that they kept their lead. The first half of the game ended with a score of 51-17 for St. Mary’s.

Briercrest came into the second half of the game ready to battle. Briercrest was able to hold St. Mary’s off a bit by having tight defense. St. Mary’s pushed through Briercrest’s defensive line again to regain their momentum. Briercrest continued to show high energy which led to their highest scoring quarter thus far. St. Mary’s kept the lead to the end of the quarter though with a score of 68-29.

With one more quarter left, Briercrest showed their resilience and continued to battle hard. Briercrest showed better offense and defense in this quarter, which resulted in doubling their number of steals, giving them a total of 10. Briercrest wasn’t able to close the gap on St Mary’s though. When the final buzzer rang the score was 87-43 for St. Mary’s.

Amy Wanvig was awarded Player of the Game by Briercrest Director of Counselling & Health Services, Margaret Clarke. Wanvig had three assists, seven rebounds and a team high of 11 points. Lauren Jordan and Hannah Klassen each had a team high of one three-pointer along with Grasmeyer and Keely Dawson each having a team high of three assists also. Grasmeyer and Emilie Peters each had a game high of two steals in the game.

Come back to Margaret P. Reimer Memorial Gymnasium tomorrow to continue to help make noise for mental health! 

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