- Simon Fraser (2-1): Split a weekender with UVic, losing 57-56 and winning 87-60. Laurelle Weigl had more help in the second game (as a team, they shot 51%), meaning they won by 27 instead of just barely losing. But it really was "just barely" in Friday's game: the Clan missed four of five from the line in the last minute of the fourth. Kate Hole's back presumably kept her out for the second straight weekend. A tougher test comes next weekend when Alberta and Saskatchewan visit.
- Alberta (2-0): No games this week. They travel to SFU and TWU next week.
- Windsor (2-0): 81-72 over Western and 89-73 over Laurier. Dranadia Roc grabbed 19 points in both games, while Bojana Kovacevic went 7-8 from the field to sink 17 in just 16 minutes against the Hawks. Nobody appears to have played particularly poorly so far, which is a very good sign for the Lancers. Carleton and Ottawa come to town next weekend.
- Saskatchewan (2-0): See Alberta, above.
- Dalhousie (0-0): Their season opens with a pair on The Rock next weekend.
- Winnipeg (3-1): Split with Regina. Amy Odigan relatively stands out in Saturday's game (5 of 12 for 21, with 6 boards) but it looks like a pair of not-classics, said the guy living a few provinces away. Easy schedule this weekend, with Fraser Valley and Thompson Rivers at home.
- Calgary (3-1): Convincing wins over UFV and TRU, both on the road, both entirely unsurprising. Despite playing 32 minutes on Friday, Whitney Haswell took just three shots, allowing Megan Lang to shine, with a team-high 15 points in 18 minutes played. Haswell was back to regular output on Saturday: 6 of 11 from the field, 5 of 6 from the line. Their upcoming game vs. Regina should be interesting.
- Regina (1-1): Split with Winnipeg, with Stacey Walker (seven defensive rebounds, 13 points including three treys) and Jessica Lynch (20 points) providing the power on Saturday. Outscored the Wesmen 13-2 in the second quarter in the second game.
- UQAM (0-0): Season begins with a home-and-home against Concordia. There's a joke here about taking the Metro to an away game. But I'll save it for the McGill-UQAM series.
- Laurentian (2-0): Swept a pair from York, rather unexpectedly I would say. Lisa Furchner controlled Friday's game in Sudbury for the short time she was on the court, with Darrah Bumstead also playing too well for the Lions to handle: 21 boards and 16 points on Friday, and one short of another double-double this afternoon in Toronto with 9 and 19. Amanda McConnell also picked up the double-double on Friday. On deck: Waterloo and Laurier.
Top performances of the week (explanation here):
30.5, Nick Magalas (Toronto, 10/31 at Ryerson)
24.9, Matas Tirilis (Laurentian, 11/02 at York)
24.3, Myron Dean (Manitoba, 11/01 at Brandon)
23.9, Robbie Sihota (Calgary, 10/31 at UFV)
23.9, Tut Ruach (York, 11/02 vs. Laurentian)
18.6, Whitney Gorges (Brock, 11/01 vs. Western)
16.1, Jess Franz (Thompson Rivers, 11/01 vs. Calgary)
15.9, Tara Kinnear (Toronto, 10/31 at Ryerson)
15.6, Dranadia Roc (Windsor, 11/01 vs. Laurier)
15.5, Lisa Furchner (Laurentian, 10/31/08 vs. York)
15.5, Laura Becotte (Waterloo, 11/01 vs. McMaster)