Women's basketball: A weekend of conference finals

SFU, Windsor, Cape Breton, and Laval are your conference winners.

Looking ahead to next weekend's finals, Alberta and Regina and Saskatchewan will also be participating from the West and OUA runner-up Ottawa will be there as well. Tim Switzer has the seedings for the tournament and a more detailed preview will be up here later in the week.

Canada West Final Four

SFU 84, Alberta 69 (semifinal)

It's hard to lose when you shoot 54% and your top shooters are better than that. 22 points for Matteke Hutzler and 15 for Laurelle Weigl led the Clan in their win over the Pandas. This one sounded close, but the Clan pulled away in the fourth. Courtney Gerwing also picked up a double-double.

Regina 65, Saskatchewan 58 (semifinal)

We'll let Howard Tsumura recap this one: "Regina never trailed over the entire 40 minutes, however Saskatchewan squandered seven distinct opportunities in the second half to either tie the game or take the lead and wilted down the stretch. The loss negated an outstanding third quarter by Huskies fifth-year guard Amy Prokop, who connected on two three-pointers in the third and scored eighth of Saskatchewan’s 19 points in the frame." Regina outrebounded the Huskies 43 to 26 as four Cougars grabbed six or more boards. Chelsea Cassano had 7 of them, plus 10 points, in her 17 minutes on the court. Jessica Lynch led the winners with 13.

SFU 68, Regina 57

Simon Fraser's 27th win in a row gave them their first Canada West championship since 2005, surprisingly. Gerwing had 12 points in her last game in Burnaby; Hutzler and Weigl led with 15.

Video recap from SFU's Scott McLean is below (it includes Alberta's bronze-medal win over Saskatchewan as well).

AUS Championship

Dalhousie 77, Acadia 68 (quarterfinal)

Chad Lucas
, what did you think of this game? "Dal’s balance was just too much for Acadia in the end. Kelly Donald had 15 points, Jenna Kaye and Brianna Orr had 13 each, Laurie Girdwood scored 12 and Cailin Crosby had 11. When the Tigers are getting contributions across the board like that, inside and outside, they’re tough for anyone to stop."

St. Francis Xavier 84, UNB 56 (quarterfinal)

Not much to say here. 20 for Ashley Stephen and 18 for Jacquelyn Richardson.

CBU 73, St. F.X. 57 (semifinal)

Once again I'm going to piggyback off Chad Lucas' coverage at the Chronicle-Herald for this and the next game. Regarding the Capers' win over X, he said: "Cape Breton beat St. F.X. at its own game tonight, playing terrific defence and winning most of the hustle plays. They owned the boards, outrebounding the X-Women 47-29. Kelsey Hodgson had her usual strong game with 26 points and 10 rebounds, while Kari Everett and Karmen Brown both had great performances." Click through for the rest of his thoughts on the game.

Dalhousie 86, Memorial 63 (semifinal)

Lucas again: "Surprisingly, this one was well in the bag by half-time, as Brianna Orr ended the half with back-to-back threes to send Dal into the locker-room with a 50-26 lead. The Sea-Hawks went down by double-digits early and never made a run."

Cape Breton 80, Dalhousie 75 (final)

Kelsey Hodgson. There's your game recap. Nearly one-quarter of all points scored today were by Hodgson. 21 more from Kari Everett (who also had 11 rebounds). Both teams essentially shot 50% (greater than 90% at the line) and there were only four blocks total, so it sounded like a pretty offensive game.

OUA Final

Windsor 68, Ottawa 51 at Windsor (Saturday)

Despite beating the Lancers, and being the only team to do so this year, Windsor won by 17 (after being predicted to win by 17). If the quarters are in the correct order in the boxscore, the Lancers led 42-14 at the half. That about says it all. Interestingly, both teams shot 38.2%, but Windsor took 13 more shots to win by...how many? Right, 17.

QUBL Final

Laval 82, UQAM 71

19 points and 12 rebounds on 50% shooting for Marie-Michelle Genois paced the Rouge et Or in this one. Laval was up by 7 after one, 11 at the half, and 11 after three. UQAM got within four points with about five minutes left, but they wouldn't get any closer and, in fact, never had the lead in this game.
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1 comment:

  1. OK, so Windsor won by 17....give that boy a gold star!