George Mac Mustangs win season series over Bert Church Chargers
They were victorious in the season opening matchup and, once again, the George McDougall Mustangs senior ladies’ basketball team got the best of its crosstown rivals, the Bert Church Chargers, in a 71-46 win, Feb. 12.
“It’s interesting (whenever we play them),” said co-captain Amanda Kerr. “We always get the bigger crowd coming out and it gets us pumped up and with that we play better than we usually do and we play better as a team. It was just a really good game.”
An anxious and excited Mustangs team took to the floor at Bert Church in front of a raucous set of fans, but took control over the Chargers early in the first quarter. Once the ‘Stangs established control, its dominance became a trickle down effect that the Chargers couldn’t stop.
It was the Mustangs’ second game back after a three-week-long hiatus for exams. The team lost to the only undefeated Rocky View team, the Chestermere Lakers, Feb. 5, 71-70.
Other teams may have taken the loss as a step back, but the Mustangs took it in stride, as it was the closest the Lakers have come to losing this season.
With their regular season now finished, the Mustangs await the end of the last few games, which will determine the season-ending playoff matchups.
Whoever the ‘Stangs draw, co-captain Shaelyn Lewis and Kerr said the team needs to bring the energy they dominated Bert Church with into the post-season.
For the Chargers, turnovers became a growing issue as the game wore on and it’s something the young team needs to address before it finishes the regular season and heads into the playoffs, said Quong.
“I thought we played really hard,” said Charger point guard Kaitlin Quong. “We weren’t moving towards the ball and not being as tough as we should’ve been. We need to work on that and thinking before we’re moving and our communication.”