SUDBURY – Without a doubt, the Cambrian Golden Shield women's basketball team has had a challenging season, and last weekend they kicked off the second half of their 2014-2015 campaign with games again the Redeemer Royals.
Both squads posted just a single pre-Christmas victory, so the games were expected to be close. Instead, the Shield were defeated 73-44 and 81-43, extending the winless stretch to eight games. The Royals provided little to no time for the visitors to catch their breath out of the gates on Friday, bolting to a 16-3 first quarter lead and extending their advantage to 41-18 by halftime.
Lindsay Moffatt paced the Redeemer attack with 22 points, while Jesseca Brown and Arica Price added 15 and 11 respectively. Emily Wright-Dupuis and Isabelle Giroux both hit double digits for the Golden Shield with ten points apiece, while Victoria Bishop added nine.
Coming back to the team after missing the first half of the season, Brown saw her minutes increase in game two, leading all scorers with 19 points, with Moffatt (17) and Price (10) also chipping in offensively.
Aurora Delaney-Selman broke through in a big way for Cambrian, finishing with 16 points, after recording just a single point in limited playing time in her six previous games.
Emily Tymchuk netted 13 points as well in a losing cause, while Giroux added seven. With a record of 1-10, the Golden Shield return home this coming weekend, facing the Sheridan Bruins (7-4).
Game times are set for Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m., with the men taking to the floor immediately afterward.
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