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Gaels win on Shoot for the Cure night

[Shoot for the Cure]
Five members of the Queen's Gaels women's basketball team cut their hair and raised funds as part of the annual Shoot for the Cure night on Friday. Standing along with Mackenzie Curran, a local high school basketball player diagnosed with cancer in 2013, are, from left: Gemma Bullard, Emily Hazlett, Andrea Priamo, Nicole Morse and Abby Dixon. The group raised more than $3,100. (Photo by Jason Scourse)

Women’s Basketball

It was a double victory of sorts for the Queen’s University women’s basketball team on Friday as they recorded a 90-34 win over visiting Nipissing and raised more than $3,100 through their annual Shoot for the Cure night that saw five Gaels players cut their hair.

The Gaels (6-3) were led by Jenny Wright who scored 15 points. Maddie Morris, Robyn Pearson and Emily Hazlett had strong showings for the Gaels each putting in 12 points against the Lakers (0-7). On Saturday, guard Liz Boag was on fire as she led the Gaels with 19 points in an 89-62 win over the Laurentian Voyageurs (4-5).  
The Gaels will be on the road next weekend when they take on the York Lions in Toronto on Jan. 17.

Men’s Basketball

The Gaels men’s basketball team (3-6) earned a split over the weekend winning 90-63 over the Nipissing Lakers (0-7) on Friday before falling 85-76 to the Laurentian Voyageurs (3-6) on Saturday.

Mike Shoveller led the Gaels against the Lakers with a double-double performance scoring 21 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. On Saturday, Sukhpreet Singh led the offence, scoring 18 points. Second-year guard Mike Mullins was the recipient of the Marco W. Alessio Memorial Scholarship that is awarded to a men's basketball player that demonstrates both athletic and academic excellence.
The Gaels next game is in Toronto on January 17 when they play the York Lions at 8 pm.

Men’s Hockey

The Queen's men's hockey team (8-10-1) wrapped up the weekend with a pair of road losses.

On Saturday they fell 6-4 on the road versus the Brock Badgers. Darcy Greenaway netted a hat-trick but a 3-0 deficit after the first period proved too much to overcome. On Friday, the team tumbled 4-1 to the York Lions in Toronto, with Andrew Wiebe scoring the only goal for the Gaels.
The Gaels return to the ice Friday when they take on the Laurier Golden Hawks (5-12-1).

Women’s Hockey

Captain Shawna Griffin collected a natural hat-trick as the No. 5 Gaels women's hockey team defeated the Ryerson Rams 4-0 Friday night in Toronto. Addi Halladay also found the back of the net while Stephanie Pascal earned the shutout.

However the team fell to a 2-1 loss in overtime versus the Toronto Varsity Blues Saturday. The Gaels opened the scoring in the middle frame on a goal from Halladay.

The Gaels (11-2-3) play Friday in Toronto against the York Lions (7-6-2).

Women’s Volleyball

The Gaels women’s volleyball squad (9-4) stretched their win streak to six matches but saw the string snapped on Sunday.

On Saturday the Gaels topped the Nipissing Lakers (3-8) in four sets 25-14, 25-15, 23-25 and 25-14. Brett Hagarty led with 16 kills, three serving aces and 19 digs. On Sunday the Gaels fell to the York Lions (7-5) in five sets 20-25, 16-25, 25-20, 25-16 and 11-15.  Shannon Neville had 18 kills and eight digs.

The Gaels are back on the court Saturday at RMC against the Paladins.

Men’s Volleyball

The Gaels men’s volleyball team (8-4) got off to a great start after the winter break with a pair of wins on the weekend.

On Saturday they beat the Nipissing Lakers (2-9) in a three-set sweep 25-15, 25-19 and 25-21. Philippe Goyer was top scorer for Queen's with 16 kills, one serving ace and 11 digs. On Sunday they recorded a second straight sweep, defeating the York Lions (7-5) 25-12, 26-24 and 26-24. Goyer had 13 kills and one serving ace while Mike Tomlinson had 10 kills with one serving ace.

The Gaels are back in action Saturday against the Paladins at RMC.