CALGARY – The College of Calgary Dinos completed the game on a 13-3 operate about the remaining 2:14 to progress earlier the Winnipeg Wesmen by a score of 84-74 in a Canada West Quarter-ultimate contest Saturday afternoon from the Jack Simpson Fitness center.
Anna Kernaghan’s jumper with 3:27 remaining tied the video game at 71-71, only to see Calgary’s defensive pressure ratchet up and make the key performs when needed even though also knocking down the clutch pictures in pulling absent for the acquire.
Mya Proctor poured in a occupation-superior 25 factors to lead the Dinos, who now progress to the Canada West Last 4 for the fourth time in the very last five seasons.
Madison Landry (15 factors), Annacy Palmer (12) and Pollyanna Storie (11) all also concluded in double figures on the afternoon for the Dinos, while Mackenzie Trpcic stuffed the stat sheet with eight points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals.
Julia Schatkowsky had yet another significant effectiveness Saturday with 24 details, a recreation-higher 11 rebounds and five assists. Kernaghan included 14 factors and 5 boards, while Robyn Boulanger – just 24 hrs taken out from a occupation-superior 29 factors – was constrained to just 11 details in this 1.
“It was a good exam for us,” Calgary head mentor Damian Jennings stated. “As we’ve said in advance of, this is a group that hasn’t essentially experienced considerably time jointly. That was analyzed right now and that is a testimony to Winnipeg, as well, and a testomony to their talent and ability to knock down shots.
“I imagine our ‘D’ was a minimal little bit hoping in its place of executing what it necessary to do early on, and then in that 2nd half it knuckled down.
“The moment we bought back again to our style of engage in in that second 50 percent, we have been ready to get the acquire.”
In a bit of a choppy to start with fifty percent, the Wesmen held a 19-12 edge by the initially 10 minutes, with Kernaghan and Schatkowsky with the sizzling hands early for 17 of the team’s 1st-quarter details.
Following an ice-cold start to the match for the Dinos, Amélie Collin’s a few pointer with 7:45 still left in the 50 % was the 1st triple of the game for Calgary and lifted a bodyweight off her team’s shoulders as the shots begun falling. The two groups went back and forth and a steal and changeover bucket by Bobbi-Jo Colburn just just before the buzzer slash Winnipeg’s guide to just 45-43 at the 50 %.
Soon after becoming held scoreless in the to start with half, Boulanger eventually began to see her shot drop immediately after the break, as her 3-pointer gave the Wesmen a 59-58 guide with 2:12 left in the 3rd. But, the Dinos responded in a huge way, ending the quarter on a 10- operate that was capped by again-to-again triples from Proctor to carry the group to its toes.
Winnipeg’s veteran group refused to go away quietly, chipping away to start off the fourth and tying the activity again up at 71-all on Kernaghan’s jumper with 3:27 to perform.
But a essential play that commenced with a transition steal by Trpcic noticed the fifth-yr transfer drill her 2nd 3-pointer of the game to give the Dinos the direct for excellent. Proctor included another triple, although Landry and Palmer both of those extra buckets to give Calgary its greatest lead of the working day at 82-71 with fewer than a minute to engage in to seal this a single up.
“I imagine we executed our sport system. We battled them difficult for 37 minutes and just form of lost our heads at the close,” Winnipeg head mentor Alyssa Cox claimed. “They (the Dinos) came out on mission in the next 50 %. They stepped up tension. They’re major and they are actual physical and it just wore us down.
The loss wraps up Winnipeg’s time at 16-6 overall.
“This is an incredible group,” Cox stated when requested about this year’s crew. “It is really heading to be challenging shoes to fill next 12 months. There is a ton of basketball expertise and maturity and a large amount of just high-quality people that we’re getting rid of. But they have finished a wonderful position foremost the ship this 12 months and placing the stage for the following team coming up.”
The Dinos now await the relaxation of Saturday’s quarter-remaining contests to discover their opponent and desired destination for future weekend’s semifinals, scheduled for either Feb. 24 or 25.