Dalyce Emmerson and Katie Miyazaki each pulled off a "double-double" as the sixth-seeded Saskatchewan Huskies rallied from a 16-point deficit to defeat No.7-McGill 58-53 in the consolation round of the CIS women's basketball championship tournament at the Jack Simpson gymnasium in Calgary, Sunday.
McGill took home 18 of 84 bursaries handed out at the 26th annual Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence gala, Wednesday, as a combined total of $189,750 was doled out to worthy student-athletes from nine Quebec universities. McGillians won five of the 11 major categories, sweeping both academic excellence prizes and both athletic excellence awards.
McGill swimmer Steven Bielby of Pointe Claire, Que., hauled in four awards totaling $4,000 and the hockey Martlets were named Quebec women's team of the year at the 24th annual Quebec Foundation for University Athletics gala, held at the Mortagne hotel in Boucherville, Tuesday. McGill ranked third among all institutions with a combined 11 bursary recipients for $25,500.
The CIS Women's Basketball Coaches Association proudly announced Monday the organization had raised $98,706.92 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in 2011-12 thanks to the fifth edition of its annual Shoot For The Cure initiative.
Zara Huntley scored a game-high 18 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as No.2-seeded UBC defeated No.7-McGill 65-43 in the opening quarter-final game of the CIS women's basketball championship in Calgary, Saturday. The Huskies advance to the semifinal round, where they will play the winner of Saturday's Ottawa-Saskatchewan matchup. McGill will play the loser of that game in the consolation round.
When the Windsor Lancers triumphed on home court a year ago, they not only captured the first Bronze Baby Trophy in school history, they also put an end to a 19-year Canada West domination of CIS women's basketball. This week, the seventh-seeded McGill Martlets will be looking to snap the Windsor streak at one and win their first ever national title.