By Josh Rose
Other than clinching a playoff spot, not much else exciting happened for the Dinos women’s basketball team last weekend. Thompson Rivers University was handily beaten by UBC giving the Dinos peace of mind about playing in the post season. However, like their male counterparts, the women’s team was dominated twice by the U of A.
Friday’s game resulted in an 85-77 loss for the Dinos girls who were led by guard Tamara Jarrett with 24 points and 15 from forward Alex Cole. Even with the Pandas up 43-30 at the half, the Dinos would not stay down and fought to cut the lead to eight.
Saturday proved to be no better than the night before. Ashley Hill led the Dinos with 17 points while Samara Pereira pulled down 10 rebounds.
The Dinos were forced to play without Megan Lang due to injury and in the third, Tilly Ettinger went out and was unable to return.
The Dinos took the lead in the first and then proceeded to trade leads back and forth with the Pandas until falling 32-29 at half. The game would finish with a 75-68 loss for Calgary despite Dino comeback attempts.