Wolves Top Red Deer In Exhibition Opener
By Danny Rode - Red Deer Advocate
Published: September 26, 2008 2:14 AM
Wolves 55 Queens 49
On the women's side, the Queens saw the Grande Prairie Wolves grab the lead with under two minutes remaining and take a 55-49 victory at RDC.
Despite the loss RDC head coach Dawn Smyth was feeling OK.
"You always want to win, but it was a step forward," she said.
"Last year they blew us out in this tournament, and considering we just installed our offence this week, it wasn't bad. We're still a long way from being where we need to be, but it'll come."
The Queens didn't move the ball on offence as well as they need to, but overall played a solid defensive game, until the final quarter.
"I thought the girls did a good job on defence and were in good position. We didn't get some of the calls, but the referees are a bit rusty as are the teams."
The Queens also lost a bit of their defensive intensity in the final quarter as they allowed 23 points.
"We tired a bit, plus I gave everyone a lot of playing time," added Smyth.
Megan Wiggins led the Queens with nine points while Trudie Lefurgey had eight and Aly Bowd seven.
Jaelle Duinker had 13 and Melissa Buhler 12 for the Wolves.