If you were in the gym last Thursday night, you would have had the chance to watch the Tri-Campus girls’ basketball game, get free pizza, and win prizes from UTMAC.
UTM played against St. George Blue, who challenged the Eagles with a full-court press that the girls just could not beat. After winning the first half of the game 45–19, St. George Blue kept up their good defence, allowing the Eagles to score only 15 points. Two key players from St. George Blue scored 20 points each, 18 of which came from behind the 3-point line. Key players from UTM were Micheline Khan, who was the top scorer from UTM and controlled the Eagle’s offence, and Andjela Ocicek, who made clean passes into the key for some quick layups.
After the game, coach Jack Krist commented, “We didn’t handle their press very well, but once we’ve practised it, we will be the better team. They are the team to beat, and we only need to beat them once: in the playoffs!”
With a final score of 68–34, the Eagles accepted their defeat and gathered afterwards to discuss a game plan for Sunday’s game against the very same team.
Although the girls did not end up winning the game, the overall energy in the gym was intense. The Eagles fought hard for every single basket, and were rewarded by a positive, energetic crowd of UTM students.