Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Alas, the sting of last weekend's poor performance was not enough to carry the University of Calgary women's basketball team Nov. 14-15.
Although their 1-1 record was the same as the preceding weekend, the level of play improved.
"We were much better overall this weekend," commented Dinos Head Coach Shawnee Harle.
We doth agree!
The Dinos first ventured to Trinity Western University to take on the Spartans. Although this is probably the first time this phrase has been uttered by anyone, I am jealous of TWU students--but only because they witnessed the game we missed.
Tanya Hautala led the Dinos to an 82-76 OT win with a Dinos career-high 37 points, including four sensational treys and a 15/16 performance from the charity stripe. Jessica Foltinek added 15 points and 10 boards.
The Dinos definitely displayed determination while dancing around the Spartans throughout the game, but let them catch up from an 18-point deficit before the game was over. Like Shakespeare directing a cast of puppets, Harle showed no fear as the game entered overtime and the drama ensued.
"That's fine when the game went into overtime," Harle recalled. "I never questioned if we were going to win."
Nor should she have.
Even with two starters fouled out, rookie Pam Weatherbee set out to build her own reputation and stop being overshadowed by Archie's former principal (from the comic, dumbass). She sunk six straight free throws in the extra frame to seal the victory.
The Dinos are now 3-0 in overtime this year.
"After the first weekend, I had a different mentality," commented a very modest Hautala, whose friends and former teammates travelled from Chilliwack to witness her outstanding performance. "The pressure didn't bother me."
The next night, the Dinos got curb-stomped by the Simon Fraser University Clan 74-54.
"We competed at times," Harle lamented. "But the bottom line is that we aren't good enough to beat that team yet."
Hark, is that a dove I see on the horizon?
No, it's just the University of Alberta Pandas coming here for their annual shellacking Friday and Saturday (Nov. 21-22) at 6:30 p.m. Come out to the Jack Simpson Gymnasium to witness drops of panda blood dripping from the Dinos' ferocious incisors.
We suggest bringing rainwear, it may get messy.