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".