Volume 95, Issue 40

Tuesday, November 13, 2001
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Rim plays devilish tricks on Mustang ballers

Ryerson rammed in hoops opener

Ryerson rammed in hoops opener

The Western Mustangs women's basketball team started off the season on the right foot, this past weekend and, if the first game was any indication of how the season is going to progress, it should be a great one. Guard Jen Grebeldinger had 17 points and guard Joanne Chehade had 15 in a 60-47 romp over the Ryerson Rams Friday night at Alumni Hall.

The women controlled the game from start to finish, playing great defense and hitting key shots.

The Rams attempted a late-game comeback getting within 12 points, but never really threatened the Mustangs chance of winning their first game of the regular season.

"Ability-wise – we're number one," Chehade said, obviously showing confidence in a very young and talented team.

This team must rely on their third-year players, after losing a couple key veterans from last year. It should not be a problem, as the girls have matured over the summer and know the importance of setting the right example for the rookies.

"Overall, I was very pleased and I felt that Joanne Chehade played her best game in a Western uniform," said head coach Bob Delaney. Players like Chehade need to keep the ball rolling this year and hit the clutch shots that wins close games, he said.

However, it was not just the veterans who controlled the game for the Mustangs. Rookie shooting guard Julie Lamparski had a solid game off the bench, pulling down 10 boards and contributing nine points.

–Rich Niman

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