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Stingers deal York defeat

by Archives January 24, 2001
The women’s basketball team secured a much needed 78-68 victory over the York Yoewomen on Friday night at the Concordia gym.
“The game gives us a lead on McGill for the last playoff spot,” explained head coach Keith Pruden.
The Stingers have been hard up for wins this season. They have six loses and two wins excluding today’s victory. This win puts them in third place over McGill in the QSSF conference.
Although Concordia has had the third place since the beginning of the season, a 64-60 loss to McGill on January 16 threatened this standing.
By watching the Friday night game you wouldn’t have known that the Stingers were down in the dumps in wins. Concordia took the lead quickly in the first half.
They played cleanly with little fouls until the end of the half. In the last few minutes they went from the ten-point lead that they had sustained for most of the half to a one-point lead and to having ten team fouls.
The Stingers went into the second half fighting. Although they gathered as many fouls as they did in the first they were able to regain their ten-point lead by the end of the half. Concordia kept on the board with some fast breaks and some important steals. According to Pruden a steal at the end of the half by third year guard Jennifer Neill really made it hard for York to come back.
Pruden said that his players “have to realize that they other team doesn’t want to lose either so they’re going to keep going to keep coming out at you. You have to adjust to that and we did that in the second half.”
High scorers in the game were Stinger post Kristina Steinfort with 24 points, Concordia co-captain Marie-Pier Veilleux with 23 points and Yeowomen Nastassia Subban with 21 points.
The stingers are feeling good with Friday’s win. As for the lack of play at the end of the second half Veilleux had this to say, “everyone goes on a run. We can’t be hot the whole game.”

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