Wolves women play 'really bad' but still win
November 7, 2006
By JEFF KORENKO
Managing a season-low number of points in a game Saturday did not deter the Grande Prairie Regional College Wolves women's basketball team from winning both its weekend games on the road against the NAIT Ooks.
The Wolves relied on a stellar defensive effort to win a game where, despite their dominated, the ball simply would not drop for them. They downed the Ooks 49-43 in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Association contest.
"It was ugly, but sometimes you have to go out there and (play through games like that). It was really good that we played really bad and still picked up the victory," said women's coach Mark Catling.
"Our defence was outstanding that day, we just couldn't put the ball in the basket. I liked what we did offensively. We were moving the ball around and getting open looks, but we just couldn't put it in.
"We were much more athletic than they were and our posts were physically stronger than they were. We were able to basically move the ball around at will, it just didn't fall in for us. If we would have had a few fall in, with the way we were playing defence, we could have blown it wide open."
Leading the way for the Wolves Saturday was forward Jen Seemann, who connected for 14 points. Laura Dunsdon followed with 13.
The win improved the Wolves record on the season to 5-1 as it followed a 73-60 victory Friday night.
The Wolves now trail the first-place Grant MacEwan Griffins (7-1) by four points in the ACAC's North Division.
NAIT dropped to 2-6 and remained in a four-way tie for last place with Concordia, Augustana and Lakeland.
As has been the case the majority of the early season, the Wolves were able to use the depth of their roster Friday night to once again push the pace of the game in pressuring on defence and create plenty of scoring opportunities in transition.
"(NAIT) didn't have much left in their tank at the end of the game," said Catling
Seemann, who led all scorers with 21 points, Leah MacNeil and Dunsdon dominated in the post, Catling said
"They were outstanding. We really had a huge advantage there."
Dunsdon threw in 13 points, while Erin Slemp contributed nine points Friday.