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Even with injuries, the Algonquin women’s basketball team started off their regular season with an impressive win against George Brown Oct. 30

Throughout the entire game the Thunder kept control of the ball and doubled George Brown’s points in almost every quarter. By the end of the fourth the final score 74 – 33 for the Thunder

Although there were a few tumbles, including a foot injury for Algonquin player Chidrah Obiahuba late in the game, and an elbow to the face of a Huskie player, Algonquin still played well for its first regular season game.

Head Coach Laura Bond said that although she was happy with the win there is still a lot that the team has to work on to keep up with victories. The team should work on closing in on shots and preventing wide-open three pointers from being scored, she said.

“Just because you’re winning doesn’t mean it’s great, you don’t win championships like that.” Said Bond

Throughout the entire game the Thunder held the lead. But to ensure that morale stays high and the players don’t start to relax on the court, Bond said she focuses on things that the players can still improve in the second half.

Since last year’s team was almost all veteran players, having an almost entirely new roster this year leaves them with ample things to work on.

“This year we’re a lot of rookies and brand new players,” said Bond. “But I still feel good. This is a fast team so our goal is to peak during playoffs but we have a lot of work to do.”

After their initial victory against George Brown, who are now last in the standings, Algonquin won its second regular season game as well, which puts them first in the standings.  As long as their morale stays high, the team’s goal is to make it to the championships once again this year, but this time leave the bronze behind and take home the gold.