Women’s basketball finished season off against Lethbridge

Posted: February 13, 2016

The Briercrest women’s basketball team played their very last home game of the 2015-2016 season in the Hangar. For their final game they took on the first place team, Lethbridge Kodiaks.

To start off the game, Briercrest showed great defense by holding Lethbridge off from scoring for 2:30 minutes after Lethbridge scored 30 seconds into the game. Sara Karuth later put a stop to Lethbridge’s eight-point scoring surge by sinking two of her free throws. Lethbridge then continued to add to their lead resulting in Briercrest calling timeout at 3-14. Briercrest was diligent under the nets by having 14 rebounds in the quarter, five coming from Abigael Klassen. The final score for the quarter was 21-7.

Lethbridge carried their momentum over into the second quarter of the game. Lethbridge then called timeout at 36-11 for them to ensure that they would keep their comfortable lead. Briercrest continued to show perseverance and worked hard to try and close the gap. Lethbridge added to their lead giving them a score of 43-18 at the end of first half of the game.

Briercrest came into the third quarter with higher energy. They moved the ball around well and worked hard under the net. This caused Lethbridge to call timeout at 31-66 for them. Briercrest continued to execute well resulting in their highest scoring quarter of 17 points. The third quarter ended with a score of 71-35.

Briercrest came into the final quarter of their home season ready to play. They made key defensive plays such as two steals, both coming from Charity Mbugua, and also causing Lethbridge to have eight turnovers. This resulted in Lethbridge having their lowest scoring quarter of the game. The game ended with a score of 89-42 for Lethbridge.

Amy Wanvig was awarded Player of the Game by Briercrest Athletics Business Director, Jadon Frank. Wanvig had one assist, five rebounds and seven points in the match. Abigael Klassen had team highs of six rebounds and four assists along with Hannah Klassen having a team high of 11 points and a game high of two three-pointers.

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