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Women Close Out Invitational With Spirited Game

The CMU women’s basketball team wrapped up their play in the pre-season Airport-West Invitational with a spirited effort on Friday afternoon against the Briercrest Clippers.

Their prairie neighbours from Caronport, Saskatchewan jumped out to a quick start building a 20-6 lead in the first quarter. The Blazers regained some of their defensive footing in the second quarter holding the Clippers to only 9 points, which left the score 29-13 at the half-time buzzer. In the second half, both teams doubled their points but the Blazers were unable to climb back into the game. The Briercrest Clippers walked away with a strong 62-27 win.

Although the Blazers were clipped on the scoreboard, that was not the whole game story on this Friday afternoon. The women’s team showed great vibrancy and team spirit on and off the court, encouraging and supporting each other throughout the game. This dynamic showing was led by several standout players who refused to let the score dictate their play. Fans are sure to look out for third-year forward Kathleen McCullough (#9) from Outlook, Saskatchewan who sank 8 points along with the fiery second-year guard, Darcie Donald (#11) from Winnipeg who added 5 points of her own. In a post-game interview, Donald said the Blazers knew they would be up against some stiff competition from the Alberta team.

A third player that fans couldn’t help but notice was the towering 6’1 newcomer, Kathleen Klippenstein (#14) from Niverville, Manitoba who played a strong game under the boards in her center position. The Blazers completed their run in the Annual Airport-West Invitational with an 0-2 record and leave an intense two days of competition knowing more clearly where their game plan needs to improve. The women’s team sees their next action on November 2 when they head south to Bottineau, North Dakota.

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