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After Humiliating Loss to McGill, Stingers Bounce Back Against UQAM

  • Despite their loss against McGill on Thursday, the Concordia Women’s Basketball team won their game against UQAM 67-57. Photo Yacine Bouhali

Concordia 67 UQAM 57

On Saturday, facing a team that had won their last five games, the Concordia’s women’s basketball team beat the Université du Québec à Montréal Citadins at the Concordia Gym and showed why they’re considered among the best teams in the country.

Following a historical exhibition win over the holiday break against the Windsor Lancers, the No. 1-ranked Canadian Interuniversity Sport team in the country, Concordia failed to show up at last week’s game, losing by over 20 points to the McGill Martlets. But this time, the Stingers came to compete.

“Today, we went to war,” said point guard Ashley Clarke after the game. “We came out
strong, we knew their game and we didn’t give them many chances to shoot on open
views.”

The first quarter ended 17-12 in favour of the Stingers, but the Citadins fought their way back into the game during the next two quarters and even took the lead going into the fourth.

But the Stingers came through in the end as All-Canadian forward Kaylah Barrett, who scored 11 of her 21 total points in the final frame, gave Concordia the lead again before making the game-winning three-point shot as time expired.

In addition to her offensive contribution, Barrett also amassed seven rebounds and
four assists, while Clark finished with 11 points, five rebounds and four assists to help lead the Stingers to victory.

Sitting at the top of the standings in the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec conference, the Stingers will play their next game this Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Concordia Gym against the winless Bishop’s University Gaiters.

The game will be webcast on SSN at ssncanada.ca/games.

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