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Women’s basketball: Taking on Waterloo and Laurier

Wednesday November 10, 2010

Women’s basketball (2-0 OUA, 5-4 overall)

@ University of Waterloo (0-2 OUA) on Friday, November 12, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.
@ Wilfrid Laurier University (2-0 OUA) on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.

The undefeated Gee-Gees will travel to Waterloo this weekend for two games after a solid home-opener weekend that saw the Gee-Gees take two wins, against Brock and Guelph.

The Gee-Gees will play the University of Waterloo on Friday, November 12 and head coach Andy Sparks “expects it to be a good test, as the Warriors are at home now.” As for Laurier the following afternoon, Sparks identifies the Golden Hawks as having some “good, young talent” to give the Gee-Gees some stiff competition.

Sparks noted the team was good on defence this past weekend, only allowing Brock 36 points, and will “rely on defence” against Laurier and Waterloo. “Defence will be priority if we’re going to win.”

As for the rookies heading up the Gee-Gees lines both last weekend and this upcoming weekend, Sparks says “The effort level is good, but the execution is not there yet. It will come with time and practice for young players. But it’s a great opportunity to develop for the end of the year. We won’t have any rookies at the end of this year.”

Fourth-year centre Hannah Sunley-Paisley, Toronto, Ont., was given an honourable mention as uOttawa’s female athlete of the week. Sunley-Paisley scored 38 points on the weekend and snagged 37 rebounds, putting her fourth in the OUA for total points and first for rebounds per game.

With only eight players likely to travel to Waterloo this weekend, Sparks says if the team can “get through the next two weeks” they should have 90% of their roster back.

Injuries:

- second-year guard Kayte Chase, Cornwall, Ont. – week to week
- third-year centre Stephanie Deboer, Waterloo, Ont. – week to week
- fourth-year guard Alexandra Roy, Montreal, Qué. – week to week
- first-year guard Elissa Dewit,Cornwall, Ont. – week to week
- first-year guard Emilie Cyr, Montreal, Qué. – out until the new year