U SPORTS Women's Basketball: Monday Roundups

U SPORTS Women's Basketball: Monday Roundups

Kiss-Rusk's double-double leads Martlet cagers to victory near Plains of Abraham

* McGill  79  Laval  76  Final - 2OT 


QUEBEC CITY -- Montrealer Gladys Hakizimana hit a buzzer-beating jump shot to force a second overtime and Alex Kiss-Rusk of Beaconsfield, Que., recorded a "double-double", including the winning basket as McGill upset No.1-ranked Laval 79-76 to close the regular season of RSEQ women's basketball, Thursday, at Centre PEPS.

It was only the second setback of the season for the division-leading Rouge et Or (13-2) and both have been against McGill, which split the four-game season series. The result also secured second place in the standings for the Martlets (9-7), who now await the results of Saturday's games (Feb. 25) to learn whether they will face Concordia (7-8) or UQAM (7-8) in the RSEQ Final Four semifinal next week.

The Martlets had a 14-12 edge after the first quarter and carried a 32-25 lead into halftime. They held what appeared to be a safe 49-40 margin after three but the hosts put up a strong 18-9 showing in the fourth quarter to force overtime. Both teams managed 12 points in the first extra frame before McGill settled the showdown 9-6 in the second OT period. Five different Martlets reached double-figures in scoring.

McGill had a 46-44 rebounding edge and a 6-3 advantage in blocked shots. The hosts held an 11-3 margin in steals and turned the ball over 13 times compared to 24 by their guests.

Kiss-Rusk, a 6-foot-4 centre, earned 20 points and pulled down 14 rebounds, including a dozen in the defensive zone. It was her 11th double-double in 28 games overall this season. The psychology senior shot 9-for-16 from the field and 2-for-4 on her free-throw attempts, to go along with four assists and blocked three shots. She netted two jump shots in the dying minutes of the second extra session to secure the three-point margin of victory.

Marika Guerin of Sorel, Que., whose free throw with 16 seconds left in regulation time forced the first overtime, followed with 17 points. She shot 5-for-8 from the field, including 4-for-7 from beyond the arc, and was 3-for-4 from the charity stripe. The veteran guard also grabbed five rebounds and had an assist.

Geraldine Cabillo-Abante of St. Laurent, Que., tallied 16 points and collected five rebounds. The 5-foot-5 guard shot 6-for-14 from the field, including 2-for-6 from three-point range, and sank both her free-throws. She also had three assists. Jennifer Silver of Montreal, in her second game back after missing five contests with a broken hand, scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds. She was 5-for-9 from the field, 4-for-7 from the line and collected three blocks with an assist.

Hakizimana rounded out the double-digit scorers with 10 points. The 5-foot-7 guard shot 6-for-8 from the stripe, corralled a pair of rebounds, had four assists and stole one ball.

Jane Gagné led the Rouge et Or with a double-double of her own, scoring a game-high 24 points and collecting 10 rebounds in a losing cause.

The Martlets shot 39.7 per cent from the field (27/68), including 28.6 from downtown (6/21), and were 19-for-27 on free throws (70.4). Laval connected on 28 of a whopping 87 attempts from the field (32.2), including 22.2 on treys (6/27), and was 14-for-21 from the stripe (66.7).

Source: http://mcgillathletics.ca/


Other regular season results:

Wed. 22  * Concordia  61  Bishop's  53  Final 
Thu. 23  * McGill  79  Laval  76  Final - 2OT 
Fri. 24  * Memorial  61  Acadia  77  Final 
   (4-point game) 
   * Saint Mary's  65  Cape Breton  63  Final 
   * UNB  71  StFX  32  Final 
   * UPEI  81  Dalhousie  75  Final 
   (4-point game) 
Sat. 25  * Memorial  72  Acadia  83  Final 
   (4-point game) 
   * Laval  77  Concordia  67  Final 
   * Saint Mary's  41  Cape Breton  57  Final 
   * UPEI  66  StFX  60  Final - OT 
   * Bishop's  56  UQAM  62  Final 


Lancers advance to Final Four for 10th straight year with win over Rams

* Ryerson  50  Windsor  68  Final 
   OUA Quarter-Final D (Winner #12 v. #5 @ #4 Seed) 


The Lancer women's basketball team will make their tenth straight appearance in the OUA Final Four following a 68-50 win over the Ryerson Rams in the quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at the St. Denis Centre.
Windsor will next play in the conference semi-final on Friday March 3rd with their opponent still to be determined. Stay tuned to goLancers.ca for game information as it becomes available.
Emily Prevost was a superstar for the Blue & Gold leading all scorers with 23 points, 16 rebounds, 4 blocks, and 4 steals in 39 minutes of play. The fifth year forward had 18 points and 7 rebounds after just the first half.
Kaylee Anagnostopoulos also finished with a double-double putting up 13 points and 10 rebounds. Cheyanne Roger finished the game with 9 points, 10 rebounds.
The visiting Rams were led by third year forward Sofia Paska with 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Cara Tiemens had 11 points for the reigning OUA champions.
Windsor came out strong in the first quarter to build a 12-4 lead midway through the first frame. After trailing 16-9 heading into the second quarter, the Rams re-grouped and took advantage of some poor shooting opportunities from the Lancers to make it a three point game, 28-25, at the half.
Two minutes into the third quarter, the Rams tied it up at 30, and then took their first lead of the game with four minutes remaining in the quarter.
Holding a narrow one point lead heading into the final quarter, the Lancers exploded offensively and outscored the No. 10 Rams 27-10 to take a commanding lead and punch their ticket to the Final Four.

Source: http://golancers.ca/

Other playoff results:

Wed. 22  * York  52  Ryerson  78  Final 
   OUA Preliminary Round (#12 @ #5) 
   * Toronto  74  Laurier  86  Final 
   OUA Preliminary Round (#10 @ #7) 
   * Western  66  Ottawa  60  Final 
   OUA Preliminary Round (#11 @ #6) 
   * Lakehead  67  Brock  49  Final 
   OUA Preliminary Round (#9 @ #8) 
Thu. 23  * UFV  55  Saskatchewan  78  Final 
   CW Quarter-finals - Game 1 
   * Victoria  70  Winnipeg  82  Final 
   CW Quarter-finals - Game 1 
   * Trinity Western  59  Regina  82  Final 
   CW Quarter-finals - Game 1 
   * UBC  58  Alberta  62  Final 
   CW Quarter-finals - Game 1 
Fri. 24  * Victoria  74  Winnipeg  69  Final 
   CW Quarter-finals - Game 2 
   * UFV  74  Saskatchewan  62  Final 
   CW Quarter-finals - Game 2 
   * Trinity Western  41  Regina  57  Final 
   CW Quarter-finals - Game 2 
   * UBC  52  Alberta  60  Final 
   CW Quarter-finals - Game 2 
Sat. 25  * Western  54  McMaster  82  Final 
   OUA Quarter-Final C (Winner #11 v. #6 @ #3 Seed) 
   * Ryerson  50  Windsor  68  Final 
   OUA Quarter-Final D (Winner #12 v. #5 @ #4 Seed) 
   * Victoria  65  Winnipeg  92  Final 
   CW Quarter-finals - Game 3 (if necessary) 
   * UFV  69  Saskatchewan  78  Final 
   CW Quarter-finals - Game 3 (if necessary) 
   * Laurier  51  Carleton  68  Final 
   OUA Quarter-Final B (Winner #10 v. #7 @ #2 Seed) 
   * Lakehead  53  Queen's  81  Final 
   OUA Quarter-Final A (Winner #9 v. #8 @ #1 Seed)