Heading into the Playoffs with Confidence

Stingers End Regular Season with Back-to-Back Wins

Center Serginha Estime scored 22 points and 10 rebounds against the Gaiters on Friday. Concordia will be hoping for another win this weekend as they continue the fight for their first RSEQ title since 1999 Photos Matt Garies

The Concordia Stingers women’s basketball team ended their 2013-2014 regular season on a positive note, winning their final two regular season games to finish 11-5 on the year.

The Stingers got their weekend started with a win on the road against the Bishop’s Gaiters on Friday night by a score of 63-43 before edging the McGill Martlets at home on Saturday by a score of 61-54.

The wins allowed the Stingers to finish a game ahead of the UQAM Citadins in the standings, as the Stingers will take the second seed in the RSEQ.

In the Stingers’ final home game of the season, the team honoured guards Ashley Clarke and Alex Boudreau, who are graduating from the team.

But while Clarke and Boudreau are set to play in the postseason, the Stingers might be without star guard Kaylah Barrett, who sprained her ankle after making a game-saving block.

There is no official word yet on whether Barrett will be able to play against UQAM next weekend for their semi-finals matchup, but head coach Keith Pruden remains hopeful.

“The fact that she was able to get up and basically walk off on a pair of crutches is a positive sign,” Pruden said.

“[We’ve] got a great therapy staff so we’ll see.”

The Stingers will face the UQAM Citadins this upcoming Friday in Quebec City in a semi-final game.

The winner of that game will face the winner of Friday’s other semi-final game, between McGill and Laval, in the provincial final on Saturday.