Lions take home second victory of the weekend

Caronport, SK. February 8th saw the Briercrest Clippers women's basketball team hosting the Ambrose University Lions. 

 

Briercrest was looking to bounce back from last night's 79-71 defeat in this Saturday afternoon game. The two teams were playing solid defense early on and the Lions had the slight edge up 11-10 with three minutes to go in the quarter. Briercrest would close the quarter strong and lead 19-16 entering the second. 

 

In the second, Ambrose shot well from three-point range to begin and tied the game up at 28 halfway through the quarter. Ambrose eventually took the lead and called a timeout up 32-29. Out of the break, the momentum swung the Clippers way and they led Ambrose 39-34 going into halftime. 

 

Starting the second half, the Lions came out strong offensively and overtook the Clippers 44-43. The teams went back and forth, with Ambrose up 54-51 in the final minutes the Lions called a timeout. After the timeout, Ambrose shot good from deep and took a 62-55 lead in the final quarter. 

 

In the fourth, Ambrose's strong rebounding and three-point shooting saw them extend their lead to nine up 79-70 with 5 minutes to go in the game leading to a Briercrest timeout. The Lions would take home a 90-79 win in the end.   

 

The player of the game awards were presented by Terry Wolverton, women's basketball chaplain. For Ambrose, the award went to #10 Kristina Bajovic who had 30 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks. For the Clippers, the award went to #23 Anjenay Williams, who recorded 30 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals.   

 

After the game, Williams had this to say: "It was a tough game, were dealing with a couple injuries and we'll get back into things, we'll get it".