Cougar women fall to Sainte-Foy

By Staff Writer

The Champlain Cougars women’s basketball team had a rough game Friday night when they hosted Cégep de Sainte-Foy and lost 100-35. The Cougars fall to 1-7 and the Dynamiques rise to 7-1.
With four of their players injured, Champlain knew they were in for a tough game. However, even with a lack of players they still started off strong. In the first quarter they scored a trio of 3-point shots in a row to take the lead in the game 9 to 5.
Sainte-Foy began the game slow and steady but picked up the pace by drawing a foul and making their two free throws as well as scoring three more points to take the lead 12-9. Sainte-Foy found their momentum while Champlain began to panic and turn over the ball. Sainte-Foy took the opportunity to increase their lead and finish the quarter 34-14.
The second quarter was Champlain’s highlight as they scored a total of 17 points, with Trycia Lacroix making 10 of those points. However Sainte-Foy scored a total of 27 points leaving the score at half 61-31 for Sainte-Foy.
The second half of the game was dominated by the Dynamiques with a total of 39 points scored, reaching the 100-point mark. Champlain only scored 4 points in the third quarter and was unable to score in the fourth.
Abigail Laberge of Sainte-Foy was the high scorer of the game with 16 points and Laurie Marchand was right behind her with 15 total points.
The Cougars will be visiting Trois-Rivières (6-1) in their next Division 1 league game on Friday Dec. 4.
The Champlain Cougars men’s basketball team also had a game Friday night. They visited the CEGEP de Sherbrooke and won 110-78.
Alexandre Boise of the Champlain Cougars was the top scorer with a total of 21 points.
The Cougars men’s team will host Victoriaville for their next game on Sunday Dec. 6.

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