Clippers Open Season with a Hard Fought Loss
The Women’s basketball team opened the season on Friday night against the SAIT Trojans. The Clippers came out with a tough but promising 58-66 loss.
The Clippers started the game off strong against The Trojans, seeking for their first win of the season at the Reimer Memorial Gym, under new head coach Danny Vincent. The Clippers started off with a 7-0 run off the bat, The Trojans responded about half way through the first closing the cap to a 17-13 Clippers lead by the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter started with little scoring from both teams, fouling and playing sloppy, the two teams went back and forth until half. At the end of the first half, #10 Anegor Woi was leading the way with 9 points for the Trojans, for the Clippers #11 Adrianna Beck finished the half with 9 points. Closing off with a Clippers 30-28 lead into halftime.
Early in the third quarter both teams were moving the ball around well, getting more aggressive as the game went on. Neither The Clippers or The Trojans would let up, going both ways for almost the whole quarter. The Trojans came on top at the end of the third quarter 43-47, The Clippers leaving no breathing space for the last ten minutes of gameplay.
In the fourth quarter, the Clippers fought hard to keep the game close, Coming out in the fourth quarter with a six point deficit. The Trojans hustled to increase their lead to double digits. But the Clippers fought harder; with two minutes left in the game The Clippers closed The Trojans lead just to 56-57. In the dying seconds of the game, The Trojans hit a layup and attracted a foul leading into an and-one. The Trojans splashed another six points before the buzzer finishing 58-66.
Player of the game for the Clippers was #11 Adrianna Beck finishing the game with 16 points and four assists in one fantastic game.
Quote from veteran #3 Victoria Voth about the game “Today we came out, we worked hard, and put a couple things together for our first game of the season. There is definitely lots of room to grow in different ways, but it’s a good start. We’re looking forward to tomorrow and the rest of the season.”
-Article By Will Dmytrow