Dawson shows their dominance in 76-57 win at home
by Chloe Nudo
The Dawson Women’s AAA basketball team defeated the Sainte-Foy Dynamiques 76 -57 last Sunday. The Lady Blues have had quite a successful season with their record improving to 12-2 after the win.
The Lady Blues were first to put points up on the scoreboard, and after that first basket they never looked back as they were ahead for the remainder of the game.
Dawson ended the first quarter leading by a score of 21-5. However that lead quickly began to shrink, as Sainte-Foy got close to taking the lead, down by only five points.
At tip-off, Les Dynamiques were in first place, while Dawson was in second.
When asked about the strengths and weaknesses of the team, head coach Trevor Williams gave credit where credit is due.
“Our defence is very good,” he said.
However, Williams added that the team needs to work on keeping up its intensity.
“We need to work on playing the whole game, not just bursts of good play,” he said.
An example of this was Dawson guard Genevieve Gabriault, who Williams said played poorly in the first half but picked it up in the second half.
With these two teams competing for first place, the game was not lacking any physical play. At one point in the second half, Dawson forward, Marilyse Roy-Viau, made an amazing steal by diving on the floor to get the loose ball, and then slap it to one of her teammates.
Another player who seemed to be playing a more physical game was Dawson center Serginha Estime, who at one point fought with a player from Sainte-Foy for the ball. Estime brought both herself and the other girl down on the hardwood.
“We’re ready for the other teams,” said Serginha.
Another player that stood out for Dawson, was guard Janice Quintos who continuously hustled to get the ball and fought the defence for her lay-ups.
“We’re executing better as a team because the focus was there,” explained Quintos.
The Dawson women agreed that they had good intensity and played as a unit.
“Even the bench was intense,” said guard Elizabeth Tremblay.
With good vibes all around, the Lady Blues women got a hard fought and well deserved victory on Sunday.