Led by Caitlin Hetrick's school record 39 points, the Ambrose Lions took away a weekend split with the Briercrest Clippers with a 79-59 win on Saturday afternoon.
Playing back-to-back nights with an extremly short bench due to injuries, the Lions came out fighting ferociously from the opening tip-off. Tonight was Danielle Trisevic's first night of ACAC action and played admirably along with each one of her 8 other teamates able to play.
Hetrick, who also has the second and third best individual efforts for the Lady Lions in their ACAC era, scored the first 15 Ambrose points as they pulled away early from the Clippers after a poor performance the night before. Coach Gerard Brand said this was a performance from Hetrick they have been looking for her to come out with for the last little while. "She has this (effort level) in her anytime she wants, she's that skilled."
Leading the way defensively for the Lions was Kariya Bruised Head, who pulled down 11 rebounds, and had 5 assists, most of whom were breakout lobs to Hetrick. Brand said he thinks Bruised Head can be a conference all-star by the time she finishes at Ambrose saying "She is a superstar talent."
For the Clippers, they were led by Adrianna Beck who put in 23 points, 12 of which came from behind the arc. The Lions improved their record to 3-7 with the split, while the Clippers slipped to 2-6. The semester break gives both teams a chance to heal up from long injured lists and get ready for a strong push in the 2nd semester to get into the playoff picture.