WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (4-2 OUA, 9-5 overall)
Hosted Brock (4-3) Friday, November 21 (6:00 p.m.)
Brock 33 73
uOttawa 26 67
Lauren Stewart – 21 points, six rebounds - Brock
Courtney Berquist – 15 points, one rebounds - uOttawa
HEADLINE: Slipper fell off
Fourth-year guard Lauren Stewart scored 21 points with six rebounds in Friday’s 73-67 win over the Gee-Gees to end upstart uOttawa’s four-game win streak.
“I am totally disgusted,” said Gee-Gees head coach Andy Sparks. “We didn’t defend the perimeter well.”
The Badgers, with nine first-year players, used a 13-0 run in the second quarter, including back-to-back three-point baskets, to take a seven point lead into the half (33-26).
The teams split 26 turnovers over the first two quarters. The Gee-Gees finished with 24 turnovers and eight steals to the Badgers 16 steals and 20 turnovers. Second-year post Courtney Berquist led the Gee-Gees with 15 points and one rebound.
Brock, which improved to 4-3 in the OUA East and 4-1 over the Gee-Gees over the last five seasons, had four 10-point leads in the third quarter, ending ahead 51-41.
The Badgers enjoyed 16 and 20-point leads in the fourth quarter.
Fourth-year transfer guard Allison Forbes played three seasons at Brock (2004-06), fouled out with 2:27 left, and was not sugar-coating the Gee-Gees poor performance. ”We did not at all do what coach asked us to do,” said Forbes, who scored five points in 20 minutes. “We didn’t play our team defence and we didn’t execute on offence.”
The Gee-Gees host Guelph (4-2) Saturday, November 22 (6:00 p.m.) at Montpetit Hall. uOttawa is 0-4 against the Gryphons since 2004.
”The character comes tomorrow night,” said Sparks. “How do we respond?”