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IMAGE CREDIT: Rich Lam/UBC Thunderbirds
IMAGE CREDIT: Rich Lam/UBC Thunderbirds

'Birds sluggish start too much to overcome in loss to Pandas

Aneesa Heatherington/UBC Thunderbirds

VANCOUVER -- After a determined win over the Pandas the night before, the UBC Thunderbirds fell to the University of Alberta 60-57 at War Memorial Gym. With the victory, the Pandas jump ahead of the T-Birds for third in the Canada West at 10-2, while UBC drops to 9-3.
 
Thunderbird Head Coach Deb Huband knew her team was capable of more.
 
"They came out with a lot more urgency than we did. We were flat in the first half and didn't compete with the tenacity we expect. Credit to Alberta, they came out with urgency and a real desire to split the series and they were able to do so."

Pandas' point guard Maddie Rogers (15pts. - 4 steals) quickness and sharp-shooting was a challenge for the 'Birds to contain. She was complemented by the deft inside play of Alberta forward Elle Hendershot (14pts. - 8rebs.).

UBC veteran forward Kara Spotton finished with a team-high 14 points, 4 boards and 3 steals in the loss.

"We had a lot of chances throughout the game, but weren't able to finish. I think they made some necessary adjustments, but we weren't hitting as many shots this game. This game we were struggling inside and outside," said Spotton.
 
Down 28-24 at the half, UBC came out re-energized in the third quarter, with Jessica Hanson going 4 for 4 from the stripe early. Keylyn Filewich tied it up at 34-34 with just over three minutes remaining in the third before a Spotton bucket put UBC ahead ahead 36-34.

Canada West leading scorer Maddison Penn forced a turnover with 10 seconds left in the frame and laid it in for a 42-38 UBC lead after three quarters.

Alberta kept pace in the fourth, but Ali Norris got a soft finger roll to drop, drew the foul and hit her subsequent free throw to give UBC a 53-51 lead with three minutes remaining.

Filewich went hard to the rim to draw even at 55-55, but the Pandas responded with a clutch jump shot from Aimee Wilson after a wild sequence that saw the two teams trade turnovers. Down 59-57, Huband called a timeout with 26.6 seconds left on the clock, but the Spotton was unable to convert over two Panda defenders. UBC quickly fouled Rogers who made her first free throw then missed the second, but Wilson grabbed a huge offensive rebound for the Pandas, icing the game.

The Thunderbirds will travel to Calgary next weekend to face the 2-10 Mount Royal Cougars.

Source: http://www.canadawest.org/

 

Other results:

Tue. 10  * Cape Breton 50  StFX 46  Final 
  (4-point game) 
   * Acadia 91  Dalhousie 56  Final 
  Shoot for the Cure 
Wed. 11  * Laurier 56  McMaster 82  Final 
  Burridge Gymnasium 
   * Western 48  Windsor 70  Final 
  St Denis Centre 
Thu. 12  * UFV 59  Calgary 69  Final 
Fri. 13  * Toronto 78  York 48  Final 
  Tait- Main Gym 
   * MacEwan 57  Brandon 71  Final 
   * Saint Mary's 86  Acadia 61  Final 
   * UPEI 59  Cape Breton 72  Final 
  (4-point game) 
   * Laurier 62  Guelph 55  Final 
  WF Mitchell Athletics Centre 
   * Ryerson 75  Queen's 79  Final - OT 
  Athletics & Recreation Centre 
   * Nipissing 30  Carleton 75  Final 
  Ravens Nest 
   * Algoma 51  Waterloo 65  Final 
  Physical Activities Complex 
   * Brock 92  Lakehead 84  Final 
  C.J Sanders Fieldhouse 
   * Laurentian 51  Ottawa 66  Final 
  Montpetit Hall 
   * Bishop's 55  Laval 77  Final 
   * McGill 47  UQAM 55  Final 
   * Manitoba 44  Regina 93  Final 
   * UFV 69  Calgary 60  Final 
   * Victoria 78  UBC Okanagan 67  Final 
   * Saskatchewan 75  Lethbridge 63  Final 
   * Winnipeg 73  Thompson Rivers 49  Final 
   * Mount Royal 48  UNBC 70  Final 
   * Alberta 64  UBC 71  Final 
Sat. 14  * Windsor 77  Western 71  Final 
  Alumni Hall 
   * UQAM 54  McGill 60  Final 
   * UPEI 56  StFX 68  Final 
   * Memorial 66  UNB 88  Final 
   * Brock 47  Lakehead 71  Final 
  C.J Sanders Fieldhouse 
   * Nipissing 32  Ottawa 88  Final 
  Montpetit Hall 
   * McMaster 95  Guelph 57  Final 
  WF Mitchell Athletics Centre 
   * Ryerson 64  York 51  Final 
  Tait-Main Gym 
   * Laurentian 39  Carleton 67  Final 
  Ravens Nest 
   * Toronto 63  Queen's 86  Final 
  Athletics & Recreation Centre 
   * Algoma 45  Waterloo 56  Final 
  Physical Activities Complex 
   * Laval 65  Bishop's 49  Final 
   * MacEwan 53  Brandon 61  Final 
   * Manitoba 59  Regina 92  Final 
   * Saskatchewan 88  Lethbridge 53  Final 
  Shoot for the Cure - Lancez pour la guérison 
   * Victoria 75  UBC Okanagan 52  Final 
  Shoot for the Cure - Lancez pour la guérison 
   * Winnipeg 88  Thompson Rivers 65  Final 
   * Mount Royal 55  UNBC 64  Final 
   * Alberta 60  UBC 57  Final 
Sun. 15  * Memorial 62  UNB 56  Final 
   * Dalhousie 53  Saint Mary's 71  Final