Even if the team of women’s basketball at the Cégep de Granby is already insured to participate in the regional, the game against Three Rivers will not fail to interest for as much as 13 h this Sunday. The Inouk will evolve then in front of their supporters for the last time this season.
A victory would allow Inouk female to retain provisionally the third row of the Center section of the Québec division 2 of the RSEQ, before the Diablos. Training) had admittedly of four matches in hand on Thursday night, but she would end up well under pressure.
The coach granbyen John Van Doorn is estimated that this benefit could be valuable during the championship of the northeastern conference, held in Chicoutimi on march 23 and 24.
“Finishing third, it faces the second region of Quebec, rather than the champions. It can make a big difference “, he stressed.
In order to defeat the Diablos, the daughters of the Inouk will need to bounce back after the tough defeat (77-38) added to Sherbrooke last Friday. “Several of our players lying around the small injury, so we wanted to do anything worse. Because the match that is coming is much more important, ” said coach Van Doorn.
“We always know what we’re going to get to Alexandra Nogues and Laurie Dubé. But we also need a strong performance from Amélie Benoit, who knows a good second half of the season. Maude Thériault also receives large mandates in the defensive. “
Also note that the four graduates will compete in their final part to Granby. In addition to Nogues, Laurie Laflamme, Karyann Lebel and Sarah Mercier will finish soon their college studies.
Very solid at the guard position, Alexandra Nogues led the attack granbyenne in recent years. Since he has led for six seasons, John Van Doorn is anticipating moments emotional at the approach of his departure.
An example of determination
For their part, the Inouk male are experiencing a season that is particularly difficult. Having suffered 14 defeats in as many outings (including a recent loss of 87-58 against Saint-Hyacinthe), they will need a small miracle to beat the Diablos Sunday. This match should start at around 15 h.
Head coach Frédéric Parent believes, however, that the resilience of his players deserves to be highlighted.
“I consider that I have a group of winners. Not because of our record, but for their determination and their perseverance. I have a few players who were not even capable of launching a ball or do a lay-up at the beginning of the season. Now, they score eight or nine points per game “, he argued.
“I would have liked there to win games, because our guys deserved it really. “
While the regular season of the girls will end this weekend, the guys of Inouk will have to confront the powerful Cougars du College Champlain-Lennoxville on Friday 8 march.
“We will fight until the end,” assured the Parent that has already raised the recruitment in order to ensure the sustainability of the programme.