The Dalhousie Tigers are starting to show the promise everyone expected of them before the season began.
After opening the Atlantic University Sport women’s basketball season on a three-game slide, the Tigers are currently riding a sizzling seven-game winning streak. They’re 7-3 and slowly making up ground in the standings, tied for second, two points out of first place.
“People gave us a hard time for the rough start,” Tigers head coach Carolyn Savoy said. “On paper, we looked pretty strong. But of course, paper didn’t win us much.”
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The big difference? Health. Early in the year, the Tigers had a handful of players in and out of the trainer’s room. All-star guard Alex Legge was notably absent, but now she’s back and playing with a stretched knee ligament.
“We had a three-week period where we had seven to 10 players practising, and it wasn’t the same seven to 10 each time,” Savoy said. “You can’t get used to playing with each other when you’re in and out of the lineup like that. We’re starting to come together.”
Jenna Kaye, a transfer from P.E.I., has been a standout, averaging 12.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.6 assists. Post Laurie Girdwood has a team-best 16.3 points and 7.6 rebounds.