Monday marks the 108th anniversary of the first Canadian university basketball game played in Canada. The first organized intercollegiate hoops contest was played in Kingston, Ont., between McGill and Queen’s on Feb. 6, 1904. McGill defeated the Golden Gaels 9-7 in overtime.
Sports in Montreal started as a feature of community activities for entertainment or competition. McGill students participated informally in many of these activities in the late 1840's and early 1850's.
Gabrielle Chamberland of Sherbrooke scored a game-high 20 points and Catherine Bélanger-Pâquet of Quebec City registered a "double-double" to lead the Bishop's Gaiters to a 56-45 victory over McGill in women's university basketball at Lennoxville, Saturday.
Helene Bibeau of St. Bruno, Que., scored 20 points as the McGill women's basketball team humbled UQAM 92-61 at Love Competition Hall, Thursday. It was McGill's highest offensive output in 21 games, dating back to a 93-68 win at UQAM on Jan. 22, 2011.
There are no changes this week at the top of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport national rankings and three McGill squads remain in the Top 10, including women's hockey at No.1, men's hockey at No.2 and men's swimming at No.10.
Valérie L'Ecuyer of Mirabel, Que., came off the bench to score a career-high 20 points as the visiting McGill women's basketball team disposed of the Université du Québec à Montréal 73-48, Friday.