Briercrest falls to tough northern teams

Jadon Frank | Nov 5, 2012
Rookie Hannah Klassen had a strong game against King's Saturday night Rookie Hannah Klassen had a strong game against King's Saturday nightRookie Hannah Klassen had a strong game against King's Saturday night
Rookie Hannah Klassen had a strong game against King's Saturday night Rookie Hannah Klassen had a strong game against King's Saturday nightBrittany Larson led Briecrest in minutes over the weekend and Claire Richardson (foreground) led in points and rebounds with 24 and 19 respectively

By Jadon Frank

 

Friday, Nov 2

Briercrest women’s basketball began their first ACAC road trip of the season with a loss to Grande Prairie Regional College 63–50.

Briercrest fell behind by three points each quarter of the first half by identical scores of 15-12, to find themselves down 30-24 at the half. They had a sluggish fourth quarter defensively and were down 51-36, before their attempted comeback in the fourth quarter fell short. Briercrest won the rebound battle with 54 compared to GPRC’s 48, but shot 28.6% on the night compared to GPRC’s 36%.

Notable numbers: Team co-captain led Briercrest in minutes played with 40:00, as well as 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 steal. Meghan Carr led the team with 12 rebounds (7 offensive), to go along with her 2 assists, 2 blocks and team leading 12 points. Co-captain Claire Richardson also had a team leading 12 points to go along with 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block and 2 steals.

 

Saturday, Nov. 3

Briercrest came up against a strong team, in the King’s University College, Saturday night and fell behind early and were unable to recover. Briercrest was down 17-8 after the first quarter, and 38-23 at half-time, losing the game 72-40.

Head coach Chad Romanuk was able to find some positives in the loss.

“We had 23 turnovers tonight, but we brought that down from last night, and against a better team. King’s are ranked third in ACAC, so good to bring that down against them.”

Briercrest also improved from the free throw line hitting 66.7% compared to 36.4% on Friday night, but only got to the line 12 times compared to 23 for King’s.

Notable numbers: Minutes were more evenly distributed on Saturday with eleven players seeing some playing time, and eight in double digits of playing time. Claire Richardson led Briercrest with a team leading 12 points and 10 rebounds, to go along with 2 assists, and 2 steals. Brittany Larson once again led Briercrest in playing time, as well as assists with 4, to go along with 4 rebounds and 2 points. Meghan Carr had another strong game offensively with 10 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 blocks. Rookie Hannah Klassen made an impact in over 22 minutes of playing time, and collected 7 points and 1 rebound.

 

Briercrest has their second longest road trip of the season Nov 9-10, traveling to Fort McMurray to face Keyano College on Friday, and then Concordia University College on Saturday.