2017 Women’s Basketball Semifinal: #1 CMU defeats #4 U of W 96-27

#4 University of Winnipeg Wesmen vs #1 Canadian Mennonite University Blazers

Canadian Mennonite University controlled their semifinal matchup from opening tip, going on an 11-0 run before the Wesmen were able to get any points on the board. The Blazers were leading 18-4 after the first quarter and were able to dip into their bench very early, giving their starters a breather and showing the Wesmen a number of different lineups. By half, the Blazers led 44-10 and rookie guard Jessica Marx-Houndle led all players with 10 points.

The second half opened up with much of the same, as U of W committed a shot clock violation with their first possession of the half and All-Conference guard Cassie Wiebe made them pay with an easy jumper in the lane. Whenever the Wesmen were able to score they were unable to follow it with a stop, and gaining momentum was never possible against a well prepared Blazers lineup.

It was still early in the 3rd quarter when CMU head coach Joe DiCurzio pulled his starting lineup and kept playing his bench, again resting his starters and letting his substitutions run through his offence.

By the beginning of the 4th quarter, the score was a wide open 70-16 and at the final whistle CMU was up 96-27. Marx-Houndle led all scorers with 16 points.

Marx-Houndle was named Home Run Sports Player of the Game for CMU and Jeanelle Hauser was named for U of W.

Author: Neil Noonan

My name’s Neil Noonan and I’d rather not talk in the third-person. I’m a first-year Creative Communications student at Red River Collegiate in Winnipeg, Canada.

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