Womenís basketball fights hard throughout loss against St. Maryís

Posted: February 6, 2016

 Today the Briercrest women’s basketball team continued to help make some noise for mental health in Margaret P. Reimer Memorial Stadium as they took on St. Mary’s again.

The game started off with both teams working hard to try and be the first team to score. 1:45 into the game, Briercrest claimed the first two points of the game. Briercrest kept a small lead causing St. Mary’s to call timeout early in the game with a score of 4-3. Briercrest continued to work hard off their rebounds allowing them to score more. They also made it hard for St. Mary’s to score by having six steals in the first quarter, four coming from Amy Wanvig. St. Mary’s then took a small lead over Briercrest causing Briercrest to call time out at 9-12 in hopes of being able to regain the lead. The first quarter ended with a close score of 15-11 for St. Mary’s.

St. Mary’s carried their momentum over allowing them to add to their lead. Briercrest showed resilience and continued to battle hard. Briercrest had 12 rebounds in the second quarter allowing them to make hard shots under the net. The first half of the game ended with a score of 44-19 for St. Mary’s

The second half of the game started off with both teams keeping up tight defense making it low scoring. St. Mary’s called timeout at 19-46 to try and get their momentum going again. Abigael Klassen later got fouled on a shot but still sunk it and then followed it up by making her foul shot. This got the fans and team roaring and pumped up again. The quarter ended with Keely Dawson sinking a shot at the buzzer, which once again got the gymnasium screaming. The quarter ended with a score of 59-29 for St. Mary’s.

Briercrest came into the final quarter with high energy and ready to give it their all. With St. Mary having tight defense and great offense, it made it hard for Briercrest to score but they continued to show their resilience and battled hard. Briercrest called timeout at 74-37 to re-strategize and kill St. Mary’s momentum. They came back and made hard shots under the net and capitalized on their foul shots giving them their highest scoring quarter with 14 points. When the final buzzer rang the score was 79-43 for St. Mary’s.

Sara Karuth was awarded Player of the Game by Games Day Coordinator, Nick Martens. Karuth had two steals and eight points along with a team high of nine rebounds. Wanvig had team highs of five steals and 11 points. Wanvig and Emilie Peters both had a team high of one block along with Abi Klassen having a team high of four assists.

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