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Pilots Flight Report: Women's Basketball November 9-10

Monday, November 12, 2018

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Pilots Flight Report: Women's Basketball November 9-10

The Pilots entered the weekend matchup against the Red River Rebels with a less then satisfying recent history. The Rebels swept the Pilots in 2017-18, bouncing them out of the NIAC tournament by the score of 61-52. Providence has always found the Rebels to be stiff competition but were able to take both games off Red River, sweeping the season series for the first time in recent history. This set of wins will help send the Pilots off on the road with a 2 game win streak, as they travel down south to face some NCCAA region opponents.

Game #1
GAME: Providence Pilots (0-7) vs. Red River College Rebels (0-2)
SCORE: Win 60-45
DATE: November 9, 2018
LOCATION: Otterburne, MB

PILOTS KEY CONTRIBUTORS: 
Katelin Thiessen 14 points, 6 rebounds, 5 steals, 1 block
Taylor Goodbrandson 13 points, 3 steals

Game #2
GAME: Providence Pilots (1-7) vs. Red River College Rebels (0-3)
SCORE: Win 63-29
DATE: November 10, 2018
LOCATION: Winnipeg, MB

PILOTS KEY CONTRIBUTORS: 
Hannah Van Schie 14 points, 7 rebounds
Alison Zajac 9 points, 15 rebounds, 3 steals

FROM THE COACH: Friday night marked our first regular season win. As nice as it was to break the ice and get into the win column, I wasn’t happy with our teams overall performance. I believe that we could perform stronger at both ends of the court. We could be much more efficient on the offensive end and tougher on the defensive end. We challenged our players to raise their intensity and level of focus prior to Saturday’s road game. The results where much more like the team I expect us to be moving forward. Alison Zajac had 15 rebounds, while Catherine Ross and Esther Ruchegeza added another 9 each. This week has us heading down as far as Kansas City to play 3 games in 3 different cities in 3 days. Trips like these are grueling on the body and mind, but ultimately are some of the best preparation for tournament play when you must win 3 games in 3 days. There is no better feeling then setting out on the road with a pair of wins behind you, and we couldn’t be more excited to face the competition laid out for us this week.

PLAYER’S VIEW: “The tough competition that we have been facing for the past month, greatly influenced our success this past weekend against Red River. Playing against tough teams has strengthened us to be able to play at a higher level and tempo, which lead to two big wins against a team that we have tended to fall short to in the past. Now we are focused on continuing to get better as we face some important games coming up this week in the US.” Taylor Goodbrandson 4th year guard

NEXT UP: Providence Pilots (2-7) vs. Faith Baptist Bible College Eagles (0-0)
DATE: November 15, 2018
LOCATION: Ankeny, Iowa

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