The women’s basketball team returned from Waterloo with a win and a loss — but lost their starting point guard along the way.
Second-year guard Liz Boag sustained a mild concussion in Friday’s 80-60 loss to the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks and sat out for her team’s 83-52 win over the Waterloo Warriors on Saturday.
“At first glance, it doesn’t appear to be that severe,” head coach Dave Wilson said. “But the fact that she still has issues [on Monday] is very concerning.”
The Golden Hawks won Friday’s game with their rebounding — they recovered 17 more rebounds than Queen’s.
Laurier guard Felicia Mazerolle recorded 10 assists — three more than the Gaels’ combined total. They also converted 56 per cent of their three-pointers, compared to 33 per cent from the Gaels.
“We came out of the gates really flat,” Wilson said. “I didn’t think we were mentally sharp and mentally ready to play.”
Guard Paige Robinson joined the Gaels’ starting lineup on Saturday against the Warriors to replace Boag, with shooting guard Brittany Moore taking over point guard duties.
“Our roster is quite deep and we have players that can step in and pick up the slack,” Wilson said.
Moore scored 26 points and added three assists in only 20 minutes of play against the Warriors. Guard Lisa Minutillo relieved Moore in the second half, posting 12 points.
The Gaels are 3-1, tied for first with the Toronto Varsity Blues in the OUA East standings. They host the Brock Badgers tonight and the McMaster Marauders tomorrow. Both games start at 6 p.m. at the ARC.
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