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The Vikes women’s basketball team will be looking to keep their pre-season hot streak going when they take on the Windsor Lancers in Victoria on October 14.

The game will get underway at 7:00 p.m. in the CARSA Performance Gym.

While the Vikes haven’t played the Lancers recently, they know that Windsor will bring a strong team to Victoria.

“This game will be a good test for us, Windsor has won five championships in a row in their history. Last year they had some injuries but were still very strong and I expect them to have loaded up again this year,” said Vikes head coach Dani Sinclair. “They are one of the teams touted to come out of Ontario and make it back here for nationals, so any time you have an opportunity to play a team like that it’s great.

Last Time Out

It was a big win last weekend for the Vikes against George Fox University. The Vikes took the game 74-48. With that victoria the Vikes have now won two of the three games they have played in a busy pre-season schedule.

“I think that winning helps build confidence but we are still focussing on trying to build individual confidence. If we keep doing that eventually that will build into a larger team confidence,” said Sinclair. “You are going to do everything you can to win, but we also have to remind ourselves of the process.

By the Numbers

38: The number of points in the paint scored by the Vikes in their game against George Fox.
6: The number of games the Lancers lost between 2012 and 2015.

Coach’s Take
Dani Sinclair, Vikes head coach

“We’ve put a lot of onus on our ability to defend, that was our Achilles heel last year. I think we have brought in some younger players that can defend and also some of our returning players have done a really good job of making that a point of emphasis for their game.”

On who has stood out to her so far in the pre-season.

Aleah Ashlee plays with a lot of confidence. She’s been able to come in and contribute right away because not only does she have good instincts but she also works really hard.”

Krysten Mullen is a player for us that has looked good. She’s very quiet and unassuming as a player but she’s solid. She has sometimes had to be the best player on her team and other times she’s been a facilitator so she’s comfortable with both those roles.”

Game Info
Friday, Oct. 14 – 7:00 p.m. – vs Windsor @ CARSA Performance Gym

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