Guard moves up charts

Women split games, while Brittany Moore ascends OUA scoring list

Brittany Moore moved to fifth-place on the all-time OUA scoring chart with a three-pointer in the Gaels’ 73-63 loss to the Toronto Varsity Blues at the ARC on Saturday.

The veteran guard could have secured the fifth-place spot a day earlier, during the Gaels’ 78-56 win over the Ryerson Rams. She was one point shy of the milestone and was awarded a pair of free throws in the final 30 seconds. But she missed one.

“She just won’t be put down,” head coach Dave Wilson said. “She is just an absolute prolific scorer and is one of the most competitive people I’ve had the opportunity to coach.”

Moore was the game’s highest scorer with 20 points against the Rams. She scored a team-high 14 points against the Blues on Saturday.

Moore said the loss to the Varsity Blues puts an asterisk on her personal accolade.

“It’s pretty neat,” Moore said. “It would have been better if it came with a win.”

The difference between the team’s win over the Rams and loss to the Varsity Blues was consistency. On Friday, the Gaels outscored the Rams in all four quarters thanks to their strong ball movement and rebounding.

But the Gaels suffered a fourth-quarter collapse on Sunday, due to a 19-3 run by the Blues. In the end, the Gaels were outscored 21-9 in the final frame.

Last weekend’s games puts the team at 5-5 for fourth place in the OUA East.

They will host the Laurentian Voyageurs tonight and the York Lions tomorrow. Tipoff for both games is at 6 p.m. at the ARC.

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