Gaels upend No. 2 Rams in women's basketball

Gaels upend No. 2 Rams in women's basketball

By Communications Staff

January 18, 2016


[Women's Basketball]
Jenny Wright of the Queen's Gaels women's basketball team, seen here earlier this season against the Brock Badgers, is now tied with Liz Boag for second on the Gaels all-time scoring list. (Photo by Ian MacAlpine)

Here's a quick recap of the Queen's Gaels teams that were in action over the weekend:

Women’s Basketball

The No. 10 Queen's Gaels women's (8-1) basketball team picked up arguably their biggest win of the season on Saturday at the Mattamy Athletic Centre, defeating the No. 2 ranked Ryerson Rams (6-2) by a score of 80-74.

Fifth-year senior Jenny Wright tied Liz Boag's 1,055 career point total with a team-high 20 points. Wright and Boag sit tied for second on Queen's all-time scoring list behind Brittany Moore, who finished her five-year career with 1,652 points. Robyn Pearson picked up her second straight double-double, with 14 points and 12 rebounds to go along with five assists and five steals.

On Friday, Pearson hauled in 20 rebounds and put up 11 points as the Gaels earned a dominant 57-33 victory over the Toronto Varsity Blues.

Men’s Basketball

The Queen's Gaels men's basketball (6-3) team dropped their second game in as many nights, falling 97-81 to the CIS No.5 ranked Ryerson Rams (6-1) on Saturday evening at the Mattamy Athletic Centre.

On Friday, the team fell 85-84 to the Toronto Varsity Blues (3-4) in a tightly-contested match at the Goldring Centre

Fourth-year forward Ryall Stroud tallied a team-best 25 points against the Rams and Sukhpreet Singh recorded a game-high 24 points versus the Blues.

Men’s Hockey

The Gaels men's hockey team (11-5-1) fell short of a thrilling comeback in a 3-2 double overtime loss to the No. 5 UQTR Patriotes (18-3-1) at the Memorial Centre on Saturday.

Peter Angelopolous and Slater Doggett scored for the home side wihile Kevin Bailie stopped 54 of 57 shots.

On Friday, the Gaels tumbled to the Concordia Stingers 4-3. Eric Ming, Spencer Abraham and Alex Stothart scored for the Gaels and Bailie made 38 saves.

Women’s Hockey

The Queen's Gaels (8-1-3-2) pushed the York Lions (2-4-6-2) to overtime but fell 2-1 for an upset loss on the road.

Clare McKellar scored the lone goal for the Gaels, scoring on a third-period penalty shot for her third goal of the season.

Men’s Volleyball

The Queen’s Gaels men’s volleyball team (8-3) managed to take the first set against the undefeated No. 1 McMaster Marauders (12-0) on Friday night but were unable to maintain the momentum, losing  in four sets (25-27, 25-21, 25-16, 28-26) in Hamilton.

Mike Tomlinson led the Gaels offense with 14 kills, also scoring a service ace in the match. He was supported by Marko Dakic who chalked up 12 kills, seven digs and two aces.

Women’s Volleyball

The Queen’s Gaels women’s volleyball team (7-5) opened their 2016 schedule Friday night with a straight-sets road win (25-17, 25-20, 25-23) against the Lakehead Thunderwolves (4-8).

Shannon Neville led the Gaels with 13 kills while Franzi Wilhelm contributed 28 assists as well as four digs and two kills.