Big Weekend for the Lady Lions

St. Lawrence's AAA Women's Basketball team rebounded this past weekend, after last week’s embarrassing loss to Dawson, by winning both of its games held on enemy territory.

Photo: Christian Brosseau

Friday, the Lady Lions travelled to John Abbott College to take on the Lady Islanders. John Abbott took control of the game in the first half, building a 12-point lead halfway through the second quarter. The Lady Lions then started to put more pressure defensively on the Lady Islanders which created a lot of turnovers that were converted into easy points for St. Lawrence. The Lady Lions took control of the game in the third quarter outscoring their opponent 22-13. The return to action of third-year guard Stephanie Frenette-Blais was key as the Lady Lions were able to hold on to a slim lead in the final minutes of the games. The final score: St. Lawrence 69-John Abbott 66. Frenette-Blais along with Catherine Crete lead the team with 11 points each, while Veronique Johnson and Catherine Morin contributed with 10 points each.

On Sunday, The Lady Lions were hitting the road again, this time travelling to our sister campus of Champlain-St. Lambert. This game was also a very close contest. The Lady Lions were trailing by 1 point at the half, but they took control of the game in the third quarter by building a 12-point lead. Coach Prudhommeaux's protégés held the lead for rest of the game, outlasting the Lady Cavaliers to a 66-58 final score. Catherine Morin (15) and Caroline Turcotte (11) were the leaders for the team offensively. This was the Lady Lions fourth win over St. Lambert in as many games in the 2-year history of the rivalry.
This was a very happy end to a very emotional week for the Lady Lions.

Third year coach, Derick Prudhommeaux announced on Monday that he will be stepping down at the end of the season due to family reasons. Derick and his wife are now expecting their second child which is due in September. With the demanding schedule of AAA college ball, Derick has decided to leave the Lady Lions to spend more time at home with his children. Next game for the Lady Lions is next Sunday, February 1st, as they will visit Sherbrooke.