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McGill duo nominated for CIS athlete of the year

Wed, 2015-04-22 16:36

By Earl Zukerman and Michel Belanger

Two student-athletes from McGill – basketball star Mariam Sylla and hockey player Cedric McNicoll – will represent the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec among the eight national finalists for the 23rd annual BLG Awards, today, April 22, by CIS and the law firm of Borden Ladner Gervais.

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McNicoll and Sylla named McGill athletes of the year

Mon, 2015-04-13 13:36

By Earl Zukerman

Hockey player Cedric McNicoll of Boucherville, Que., and basketball star Mariam Sylla of Conakry, the capital city of Guinea, were named male and female athletes of the year, respectively, at the 38th annual McGill varsity sports awards gala, held at the EVO Montreal student residence on April 9.

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Martlets advance to CIS basketball title game for first time in history

Sun, 2015-03-15 09:07

By Ryne Bondy & Earl Zukerman

Fifth-year point-guard Dianna Ros of Montreal, scored a team-high dozen points and All-Canadian Mariam Sylla knocked down the winning bucket as No.3 McGill rallied to edge second-seeded UBC 59-57 in a semifinal overtime thriller at the  CIS Final Eight women’s basketball, held at the PEPS Centre, Saturday.

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Hebert’s hustle moves Martlets to CIS semifinals

Fri, 2015-03-13 17:07

By Ryne Bondy

Senior Gabriela Hebert and All-Canadian Mariam Sylla eached produced “double-doubles” as the No.3-seeded Martlets beat the No.6-seeded Saint Mary’s Huskies in the opening game of the ArcelorMittal CIS Final 8 women’s basketball championships at the Centre PEPS, Thursday.

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Daoust delivers deadly hat-trick as Dinos dominated in CIS quarters

Fri, 2015-03-13 17:07

By Earl Zukerman

Melodie Daoust scored three goals as the top-seeded McGill University women’s hockey team dominated the No.8-seeded Calgary Dinos in a CIS Final Eight national championship quarter-final at the Markin MacPhail Centre, Thursday.

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Daoust delivers, Martlets crowned Quebec champs

Mon, 2015-03-09 09:07

By Earl Zukerman

Melodie Daoust of Valleyfield, Que., registered a hat-trick as top-ranked McGill cruised to a one-sided 7-2 victory over the No.2-ranked Université de Montréal Carabins to capture the Dr. Ed Enos Trophy as RSEQ women’s hockey champions before a crowd of 361 at McConnell Arena, Sunday.

It was the 14th conference title since 1985 for the Martlets who avenged losing to the Carabins in the Quebec final during each of the last two years.

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Sylla sensational, sinks Citadins as Martlets claim Quebec crown for fourth consecutive year

Mon, 2015-03-09 09:07

By Earl Zukerman

Game MVP Mariam Sylla registered a “double-double” and knocked down the winning basket in the dying seconds as McGill rallied for a thrilling 53-51 victory over the UQAM Citadins before a crowd of 514 at the Mitchell gym on Saturday afternoon, to capture the RSEQ women’s basketball championship for the fourth consecutive year, the second straight against UQAM.

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Hockey Redmen meet their Waterloo in Windsor as Lancers edge McGill in OT

Mon, 2015-03-09 09:07

By Earl Zukerman

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Gaiters upset Redmen to win Quebec basketball crown

Mon, 2015-03-09 09:07

Loss ousts McGill from berth at Nationals

By Ryne Bondy and Earl Zukerman

Jona Bermillo and Majid Naji tallied 18 points apiece as the fourth-seeded Bishop’s Gaiters upset top-seeded McGill 68-63 to claim the RSEQ men’s basketball championship before a raucous, standing room only crowd of 1,073 at the Mitchell gymnasium, Saturday.

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McGill hoops and hockey teams complete rare ‘quadfecta’

Tue, 2015-03-03 14:07

By Earl Zukerman

When McGill’s men’s and women’s basketball teams concluded their regular season with a doubleheader sweep over Laval last Friday, it capped a rare milestone in Canadian Interuniversity Sport.

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