Basketball (W) news
Brandi Brown of Pomona, Calif., scored a game-high 25 points and pulled down seven rebounds as the Youngstown State Penguins outgunned McGill 71-54 in women's basketball before 150 at Love Competition Hall, Friday. It marked the earliest season opener ever for the undermanned Martlets, the defending Quebec conference champions who are in their 91st season and only dressed 10 players.
The college basketball season gets an early start this weekend, when McGill plays host to a number of NCAA teams. In women's hoops, the Martlets will open their 91st season by hosting Youngstown State on Friday. In men's action, the Redmen open their 112th campaign by hosting Northeastern on Sunday and the University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV) Runnin' Rebels on Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
Dianna Ros of the McGill women's basketball team earned CIS all-rookie honours during the All-Canadian Gala held at the Sheraton Suites Eau Claire in downtown Calgary, Friday night.
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.
The McGill Martlets, champions of the RSEQ conference, are seeded seventh for next weekend's CIS women's basketball Final 8 in Calgary. The tournament is set to kick off Saturday at the Jack Simpson Gym in Calgary. The Martlets will open the tourney against No. 2-seeded Canada West champion UBC Thunderbirds on Saturday at 12 noon (Mountain).
Anneth Him-Lazarenko of Panama City racked up a "double-double" with 17 points and a game-high dozen rebounds as McGill defeated Concordia 56-49 at Love Competition Hall, Friday.It was the first league title in 16 years for the Martlets, who advance to the CIS championship in Calgary, March 17-19.
It will go down as the busiest playoff week in McGill sporting history this week as the University could be hosting as many as eight playoff games in a six-day span.
Anneth Him-Lazarenko, a native of Panama City, scored 13 points as top-seeded McGill defeated the Université du Québec à Montréal 63-56 in a university women's basketball semifinal at Love Competition Hall, Tuesday night. The Martlets, will host No.2-seeded Concordia in the RSEQ league championship game on Friday at 7 p.m.
The McGill men's hockey team remain the No.2 team in the CIS men's hockey rankings this week. UNB, the reigning national champions, top the for the 13th time in 16 polls this season, and for the third week in a row.
Five members of the McGill University Martlets were honoured as the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec announced its all-stars and major award winners in women's university basketball.
A 23-point first quarter paced McGill to a 69-44 victory over the Bishop's Gaiters in Quebec university women's basketball action at Love Competition Hall, Thursday. The Martlets led 23-14 after the first quarter and never trailed from that point on, as they improved to 11-4 in league play. They also clinched the conference regular-season pennant and at least a berth at the CIS Regionals.
Kaylah Barrett tallied a game-high 17 points as Concordia surprised division-leading McGill 60-49 in women's university basketball at the Concordia gym, Saturday.