Girls escape little france unscathed

Elles adorent les petit garcons? The women’s basketball team may never find out, as a curfew was strictly enforced when they visited Lennoxville, Quebec on the weekend.

While the team finished with one precious win in three opportunities, this mattered not to the coaching staff.

"Results now aren’t that important," said Head Coach Shawnee Harle. "What we need is more time and more games."

More games are something the team would’ve appreciated before this tournament.

"They looked like a deer stuck in headlights," commented Harle on the team’s first game performance, where they fell swiftly to a very strong Bishop’s University team 65-53. "They looked like they hadn’t practiced once in six weeks."

One highlight of the game was Jade Jensen who had 13 points and 10 rebounds. When asked if she ‘let anyone into her house’ (that’s basketball jargon) she replied firmly, "No."

Our Dino Warrior Princesses fared well in the next game, soundly defeating the University of Ottawa 73-65. Lindsay Maundrell led the team with 20 points, four rebounds, five assists, and three steals.

One player that Harle felt was a pleasant surprise was Katherine Adams, who went 3-for-3 from the three-point line in what coach Harle called "her best Dinos performance."

Alas, all was not to end well as the Dinos were vanquished by Memorial University 75-64, who is a national contender on an annual basis. While they led at the half, 41-39, the team came out flat after the break. Memorial never looked back. Jessica Foltinek accrued 15 pts and six blocks while Maundrell added 15 points in the losing effort.

"The team came out slow at the start of the game and at half time," noted Maundrell. "We need to be prepared off the bat."

Harle is getting her wish for more games this weekend, as the Dinos travel to Edmonton to take on Concordia, Bishop’s and Queen’s.

One phrase the team did pick up this weekend was the very applicable c’est la vie!

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