Jenna Gilbert scored a game-high 19 points as the Ottawa Gee-Gees defeated McGill 67-59 to open the women's university basketball preseason at Love Competition Hall, Thursday. It marked the 90th season opener for McGill, which finished atop the Quebec conference last year.
McGill University, in conjunction with POP Montreal, Win Butler of the rock band Arcade Fire and Dexter John of DJ Sports Club, is presenting the first annual POP vs JOCK charity basketball game on Sat., Sept. 24 at the McGill Sports Centre, 475 Pine Ave. W. Doors open at 3:30 pm, followed by tip-off at 4:30 pm.
The McGill women's basketball recruiting class for 2011-12 features Tiye Traore, a 5-foot-11 forward from Sudbury, Ont., who has been identified by Basketball Canada as one of the elite young players in the country. Other newcomers include guards Dianna Ros out of College Montmorency, Shelby Eveleigh from Vanier College and Gabriela Hébert of College Ste. Foy.
Five female student-athletes headed for McGill University this fall are among 36 recruitment scholarship recipients, announced Tuesday by the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence.
Basketball players Jessica Clemençon from the University of Windsor and Tyson Hinz from Carleton University are the 2011 BLG Award winners as Canadian Interuniversity Sport female and male athletes of the year. Hinz, who's parents both played varsity basketball at McGill, beat out three other male finalists, including McGill University hockey player Alexandre Picard-Hooper of Boucherville, Que.,
Hockey players Alexandre Picard-Hooper of Boucherville, Que., and Cathy Chartrand, a defenceman from Lac Nominingue, Que., were named male and female athletes of the year, respectively, at the 34th annual McGill intercollegiate sports awards gala held at the Love Competition Hall, inside the Currie Gym, Thursday.
Anneth Him-Lazarenko, a third-year forward from McGill University, earned CIS all-Canadian honours in women's basketball, Thursday.
McGill basketball player Anneth Him-Lazarenko of Laval, Que., and UQTR hockey player Francis Guérette-Charland, a native of Victoriaville, Que., are the De Facto Quebec university athletes of the week for the period ending No. 28, 2010.
The host teams were confirmed and the at-large berth announced on Sunday for next weekend's CIS women's basketball Regionals and the Quebec regular-season champion McGill Martlets were not among them.