Women’s Basketball (0-1 OUA)
@ Brock (1-0 OUA) on Friday, November 11, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
uOttawa – Hannah Sunley-Paisley 18 points, 11 rebounds; Jenna Gilbert 9 points, 6 rebounds; Bess Lennox 4 points, 17 rebounds
Brock – Nicole Rosenkranz 17 points, 10 rebounds; Andrea Polischuk 9 points, 3 rebounds; Samantha deJong 6 points, 13 rebounds
The Gee-Gees were unable to muster the scoring production needed to either top fifty or come out on top of the host Brock Badgers, as the Gee-Gees fell in their season-opener 59-48.
The Gee-Gees and Badgers were close throughout the first three quarters, with the Badgers only up by one heading into the final 10 minutes. But the Gee-Gees scoring production would grind to a near halt in the fourth as they were held to seven points while Brock went on to sink 17 points.
Fifth-year center Hannah Sunley-Paisley (Toronto, Ont.) led the Gee-Gees in scoring with 18 points and 11 rebounds, fourth-year center Jenna Gilbert (Ottawa, Ont.) added nine points, while fifth-year transfer Bess Lennox (Ottawa, Ont.) led in rebounding with 17, also adding four points.
“No excuses and full credit to Brock, they deserved the win,” said head coach Andy Sparks, “But we didn’t have a lot of highlights in the game, it was really an off night for everybody. It was a solid team effort in the wrong direction tonight.”
First-year point guard Kellie Ring (Ottawa, Ont.) was back in her first game after suffering a concussion while representing Canada at the PanAm games and her play in tonight’s loss reflected the lack of practice.
“It’s a little bit back to the drawing board,” said Sparks, “It’s early in the season and we’re certainly showing the signs of a team that doesn’t have the direction it needs yet; which is not totally surprising given that they’ve never played together. It was our first league game with nine new players.”
The Gee-Gees will look to even out their record tomorrow evening, November 12 at 6:00 p.m., as they visit McMaster to finish off their season opening weekend.