Caronport, SK. February 7th saw the Briercrest Clippers women's basketball team hosting the Ambrose University Lions.
The Clippers were looking to snap their 5-game losing streak on this Friday evening. The teams went back and forth in the opening quarter, with the scored tied up at 11 halfway through. The rest of the first was even as well with both teams playing solid defense and the teams went into the second tied at 18.
In the second, Ambrose open with some strong three-point shooting and took a 5-point lead in the early second. Briercrest called a timeout down 34-29 with 1:30 left in the half looking to gain back some momentum. Briercrest however found themselves down 37-31 entering halftime.
Starting the second half, the Lions opened on a 5-0 run and extended their lead to 11 halfway through the quarter. The lions continued to push the pace and hit multiple threes on their way to a 54-36 lead with four minutes left in the quarter. Briercrest got going offensively for the remainder of the quarter, but still trailed 64-54 entering the fourth.
In the final quarter, the clippers cut the lead down to 7 early on and Ambrose called a timeout with the score at 68-61. With the score now at 70-65 in the final minutes, Briercrest called a timeout. Out of the timeout, the teams traded baskets and Briercrest would fall short of the comeback losing this one 79-71.
Presenting the player of the game awards was Natile Mullen, Kinesiology professor and assistant coach of the men's volleyball team. The award for the Lions went to #5 Avery Deighten who recorded 22 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists in the win. For Briercrest the award went to #14 Hope Jordens who put up 10 points and 14 rebounds.
After the game, Jordens had this to say: "It was a really hard-fought game, and I'm really proud that my team didn't give up and we kept pushing and we'll just have to look for the next one tomorrow".
The Clippers are back in action tomorrow against Ambrose at 1pm in the Hangar.