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Pilots Flight Report: Women’s Basketball - January 25 & 26

Monday, January 28, 2019

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Pilots Flight Report: Women’s Basketball - January 25 & 26
The Blazers have held the upper hand over the Pilots the past few years, but this season has looked different. Both teams sit atop the NIAC standings in first and second. With almost identical records and similar score lines, this weekend was predicted to be an exciting preview of what could be the conference final. The weekends games did not disappoint, with both home teams taking wins.

Game #1
GAME: Providence Pilots (13-8) vs Canadian Mennonite University Blazers (12-8)
SCORE: W 64-61
DATE: 1/25/2019
LOCATION: Otterburne, MB

Alison Zajac 21 Pts, 9 Reb
Hannah Van Schie 10 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Blk, 2 Stl

Game #2
GAME: Providence Pilots (14-8) vs Canadian Mennonite University Blazers (12-9)
SCORE: L 54-42
DATE: 1/26/2019
LOCATION: Winnipeg, MB

Katelin Thiessen 14 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast
Alison Zajac 13 Pts, 7 Reb

PLAYER’S VIEW: Graduating Seniors
“Friday marked the final home game of the 2018-19 season, but it also marked the final home game of my career as a pilot. Though it was an emotional night, it was also a memorable one. Ending on a big win at home was exceptional. I would like to give a shout out to the big crowd who came out to support us, making an amazing atmosphere to play in. With this chapter in my life coming to an end, I have taken a lot of time to reflect on the last four years. I am proud of the person I have developed into and I know that the Providence community as well as the many friends I have gained along the way were a part of that. Never would I have thought I would be playing basketball at the college level, let alone four years of it. I would just like to thank Joel for giving me that opportunity. I will forever cherish my time as a Pilot.” (Joanne Schwarz, 4th year guard)

“I felt honoured to be Pilot, after senior night this past Friday. Leading up to the evenings events, the three of us spent time reminiscing on our past memories and how much we will all miss it once it comes to an end. We will cherish those memories with us forever. Being a part of the women’s basketball program was truly an honour and one of the best choices I’ve made in my life so far. It gave me the chance to continue playing the sport I love at a high level, as well as being able to meet some of the best girls and teammates I could have asked for. The entire night was one to remember, not only for it being our last home game, but it was also the three seniors first win against the Blazers. The entire team really wanted to win our last home game, which led to a hard fought game from start to finish. I couldn’t be more proud of all the girls on the team for putting in so much hard work over this season and fighting hard in every game. It’s truly a blessing playing with such great girls and I’m grateful I get to end my career, making a playoff run with this group.” (Taylor Goodbrandson, 4th year guard)

“Our senior night was everything I could have asked for, from my last career home game. Not only did we get to play our biggest competition but we got to do it in front of everyone who has supported us. It was an awesome atmosphere to be a part of. Being a Pilot at Providence has been an experience I wouldn’t change for anything. It has taught me so much, not only about myself but about life. These past 4 years will be ones that I will always cherish, and I can’t give enough thanks to my coaches and teammates for everything they have done for me.” (Alison Zajac, 4th year forward)

DATE: February 8-9, 2019
LOCATION: Winnipeg, MB (MCAC Championships)

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Author - Tory Walker

Tory Walker

Coordinator of Athletics Information

Tory serves as the Coordinator of Athletics Information and the Head Coach for Women's Soccer.