Out-Reach Report: CMU Women's BasketballThe CMU Women's Basketball team met at Churchill High School where they put on a basketball skills clinic for junior high girls. The young inner city athletes were treated to one on one coaching from the Blazers who demonstrated patience and caring. It was hard at times to tell who was having more fun but all agreed the time flew by much too quickly. There were a number of related games as well as drills to improve skills and Coach Al provided some homemade cookies when we finally said goodbye. The Blazers were outstanding role models of women in athletics and true ambassadors for their school and their God. Date: November 22nd, 2008
CMU 54 United Tribes 65 | BLAZERS BEATEN, BUT NOT OUT-HUSTLED
The Blazers did not look sharp against the Lady Thunderbirds in the early going missing several layups and defensive assignments. As a result, United Tribes outscored CMU 37 to 19 by the end of the first half of play.
The second frame proved to be more entertaining as the Blazers refused to quit. With 3 minute to go CMU was down by 8 and pressing. The T-birds stalled and waited patiently for the Blazers to take some chances. The strategy was successful and United Tribes went on to win 65 to 54. Team captain, Janelle Hume, led the Blazers with 12 points, 7 assists, 4 steals, and 2 blocked shots. Brooke Semchuk had 9 points and 3 steals while Carmen Wiebe had 8 points and 5 assists. Nina Schroeder scored 7 points and grabbed 7 rebounds for the Blazers. Date November 15th
(above) #1 Janelle Hume – 12 pts, 7 assists, 4 steals
CMU 66 AFLBS 43 |
VAN DAM LEADS CMU TO 2nd CONSECUTIVE VICTORY
The Blazers picked up where they left off the night before and were up 9 to 0 over the Crusaders early into the contest. A solid man to man defense was again the key to victory as the Blazers cruised to their second win in as many days by defeating AFLBS 66 to 43. Mallory Shack led all scores with 13 points while Kaleigh Trask and Aimee Van Dam had 10. Van Dam also had 9 rebounds and
6 blocked shots. Janelle Hume and Carmen Wiebe each had
8 points and 4 steals for CMU. Date November 14th
(above) #14 Aimee Van Dam – 10 pts, 9 rebs, 6 blocks
CMU 63 @ Trinity 43 |
BLAZERS WIN BY 20 OVER NORTH DAKOTA HOSTS
After enduring a long bus trip, the Blazers still looked crisp against the hometown Lions in the early going. CMU got ahead by 8 points in the first few minutes and never relinquished the lead. At the half, the score was 32 to 21 for the Blazers despite giving up 5 points in the last 30 seconds.
The second frame was almost a carbon copy of the first with CMU using a solid man to man press which gave the Lions trouble. The game ended 63 to 43 for CMU. Mallory Shack led her team with 14 points. Carmen Weibe and Janelle Hume had 10 points each and contributed 5 and 4 steals respectively. Nina Schroeder and Meghan Kjartanson tossed in 9 points apiece for the Blazers. Date November 13th
(above) #2 Mallory Shack – 14 pts.