WBB – Blazers Cruising with Perfect Record

The Canadian Mennonite University Women’s basketball team has kept a perfect 5-0 record to start their 2015-16 season.

Cassie Wiebe, a 5’7″ Guard from Carman, MB with a well-rounded average of 5 boards a game, 2 assists and 50% field goal percentage, is very pleased with the 3 game margin the Blazers hold over first place. “We’ve had a really strong start, which is exciting” says Wiebe. “We had a lot of talent coming in for our first years. I think we were all a little nervous about how we would mesh together but we’ve really been picking up on our chemistry which I think has really been going to our advantage”. “There are a lot of really good shooters and shooting teams in this league…so I think anybody can come back at any game at any point because I think the teams in our league are such high-volume shooting teams”.

In a two-games-two-nights schedule this past weekend, they handled the second-ranked Red River College Rebels on Friday night with a 58-49 victory.

CMU’s #12 Sarah Townsend led all scorers with 16 points shooting just 14% from the field including 2 of 10 from behind the arc, but made good on 10 of 11 free throws.

Wiebe (#4) says “The way that we play together, there’s a lot of trust so that girls are willing to take those shots and there’s a lot of confidence in the shooting on our team. And when teams shut us down there, we have a lot of secondary options that are pretty strong”. Red River’s Britta Enns-Kutsy (#4) grabbed 14 rebounds in the losing cause, including 5 offensive boards. She also added 5 points and 2 assists for a Rebels squad that was trailing the whole game, getting outscored in the first three quarters.

The Blazers then travelled to Providence University College the next evening to take on a scrappy 2-2 Pilots team who had fallen to the Blazers on November 7th, 69-38.

6’1″ Julie Lock (#10), the lone, true Centre in the Blazers’ lineup, collected 7 boards and 10 points en route to a 83-45 win for the Blazers. Providence’s Isabella Selk (#17) had 11 points and two assists for the Pilots.

Emily Mann of the Blazers and Courtney Engel of the Pilots led all scorers with 15 apiece and Sarah Townsend (#12) chipped in 13 points making 3-of-5 triples attempted.

The Pilots look to get back to the .500 mark against the Rebels at 6pm on December 4th at Red River.

The Blazers take on the University of Winnipeg (0-4) at 7:30 on December 2 at the Duckworth Centre.

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