BRAMPTON, Ont. - The Sheridan Bruins women's basketball team (4-4, 2-2 OCAA) won their second straight, using a 16-4 third quarter run to build a 17-point cushion, before settling into a 79-62 victory over UTM.
"We played composed on defence and the shared the ball well on offence," head coach Willie Delas said. "We made a tactical switch in our defensive scheme in the second half and that really triggered a run for us."
It was a slow start for the Double-Blue, who held a one-point advantage, 16-15, after one.
UTM was able to keep it as a two possesion game throughout much of the second quarter, until the Bruins closed the half on a 9-1 run, leading 38-29 at recess.
To open the third frame, the visitors quickly chopped it back to a five-point Sheridan advantage, before a 16-4 run from the home side built a double digit advantage they would not relinquish.
The Bruins led by as many as 21 in the fourth quarter and had enough of a cushion to hold off any runs from UTM.
"Audrey made plays all over the court and almost recorded a triple double," assistant coach Sean Douglas said. "The rest of the team stayed composed and kept the lead at the end of the game when we had a couple of key players banged up and fouled out."
They now have 10 days to prepare for a swing through southwestern Ontario, with games at Lambton (Nov. 18, 2pm) and St. Clair (Nov. 19, 1pm).