Women’s Basketball Team Gets Blown Out in Loss to McGill Martlets
The Concordia Stingers women’s basketball team lost 72-48 to the McGill Martlets this past Saturday, and the term bad would be an understatement. Stingers were held to under 10 points in a quarter twice during the game, giving them their fifth loss in their last six games.
The Stingers were only down 21-19 after the first quarter, but couldn’t keep up the Martlets, scoring only seven points in the second quarter. After scoring 13 in the third, they were held under 10 points once more, scoring only nine in the fourth.
“I’m pleased that we played all the way through, we didn’t actually just roll over and die,” said Stingers head coach Keith Pruden. “But we didn’t play well. Shot the ball very poorly, we looked tentatively on offense. Our defense was spotty.”
The Stingers were led by both Kaylah Barrett and Marilyse Roy-Viau who scored 17 points each, but couldn’t overcome the onslaught brought on by the fourth best team in the country.
“We’re one of the top teams in the country, and that feels great,” said McGill Martlets head coach Ryan Thorne. “We’ve worked hard to build this program up to this level. We’re going to continue to try doing that.”
The Martlets had three players that recorded double-digit point totals in the victory, including forward Mariam Sylla who scored 18 points.
Pruden called on his players for more consistent play after the loss, especially after his players’ shooting was abysmal, shooting from 17.7 per cent from the field.
“We were the opposite of hot,” said Pruden. “That’s a correctable issue, but it’s something that [the players] have to correct. They have to change their approach to situations when it’s not going exactly the way that [they] want.”
The Stingers’ next match will be at the Bishop’s Gaiters on Feb. 13.