Head coach Dave Wilson thinks his team should have beaten the Brock Badgers last Friday, despite Brock’s perfect record.
The Gaels suffered a 53-49 loss to the Badgers and won 80-67 over the McMaster Marauders last Saturday.
“If we play [Brock] ten times, I think we’re going to beat them seven times,” Wilson said. “I’m more disappointed [about the loss] because I think it’s a team we should beat.”
Matchups were favourable for the Gaels due to their depth in the front court, giving them a rebounding edge. Queen’s was able to limit Badgers’ leading scorer Nicole Rosenkranz to 10 points.
The Badgers were held to only four points in the second quarter, making only two of their 14 field goal attempts after winning the battle in the first by a margin of seven points.
Brock outscored Queen’s by nine points in the second half, cutting a five-point halftime deficit to take the win.
“The frustrating part is I thought we had a lot of opportunities to win the game and weren’t able to capitalize on that,” Wilson said.
The Gaels won handily against McMaster on Saturday. After wing Jenny Wright gave Queen’s an early lead on a jumper in the final minutes of the first quarter, the Gaels didn’t relinquish the lead for the rest of the game.
Post Sydney Kernahan had a team-high 14 points and collected 12 rebounds in the game. She also handed out a season high in assists with four.
The Gaels currently sit at 3-3, tied for third place in the OUA with the Laurentian Voyageurs and the Ottawa Gee-Gees.
Queen’s three losses have come by an average of 5.6 points.
With two games to go before the holiday, Wilson believes his team is just scratching the surface of their potential.
“I don’t think we fully comprehend how good we can be and we’re just feeling our way through that.” Wilson said. “[Our players] always assume everybody’s pretty good from reputation. No, we’re pretty good.”
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