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Old 17-10-2006, 09:49 AM   #1
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Never thought you mates would get this here or see this coming. Where I'm at, outside of the Internet, you'll never get CIAU basketball stuff in the mainstream. The talent level there is comparable to that of the NCAA DIII. Athletic scholarships for Canadian schools are non-existant; it's not the big multi-million dollar juggernaut as it is south of the border. That's why a lot of top Canadian hoopsters over the years like Leo Rautins, Steve Nash, Stacey Dales-Schuman, Kim Smith, Jamaal Magloire, Prosper Karangwa, Marie-Eve Leduc, Carl English, Kim Mackie, Bill Wennington, Rick Fox, Mike Smrek, Shona Thornburn, Ryan Mendes, Juan Gomes, Denham Brown, Bev Francis, Mohammed Hachad, Samuel Dalembert, Lars Hansen, Pascal Fluery, and Todd MacCollugh all had to, in order to pursue their hoop dreams more successfully and with greater exposure, head south. I only know of only one Canadian in recent memory who got drafted out of a Canadian university--that was Ghanian-born William Njoku, who got drafted by the Indiana Pacers in 1994 in the second round. He never suited up for them. In other words here, you have to be incredibly superlative in the CIAU to gain notice from the top scouts. But at that point it was who was the best player available when he got selected. Though Jay Triano and Eli Pasquale both did get drafted by the NBA while hailing from Canadian schools when it had more rounds than two. Also, it's not uncommon for an American to play in the Canadian college game.

Don't know if the 2006-2007 CIAU basketball season started already, but I'll check on it in this post. There's no separate divisions in Canadain college basketball unlike in the US (which will have its own topic to post in very soon).

CANWEST CONFERENCE

British Columbia (UBC) Thunderbirds
Regina Cougars
Victoria Vikings
Saskatchewan Huskies
Trinity Western Spartans
Alberta Golden Bears/Pandas (women's teams name)
Brandon Bobcats
Calgary Dinos
Lethbridge Pronghorns
Winnipeg Wesmen/Weswomen
Simon Fraser University Clansman (was in the NAIA for a time)
Manitoba Bison
Thompson Rivers Wolfpack
University College of Fraser Valley Cascades

UNIVERSITY OF ONTARIO ATHLETICS WEST

McMaster Marauders
Guelph Gryphons
Brock Badgers
Waterloo Warriors
Windsor Lancers
Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks
Lakehead Thunderwolves
Western Ontario Mustangs

UNIVERSITY OF ONTARIO ATHLETICS EAST

Carleton Ravens
Ottawa Gee Gees
Toronto Blues
York Lions
Laurentian Voyaguers
Queens Golden Gaels
Ryerson College Rams
Royal Military College of Canada

QUEBEC STUDENT SPORT FEDERATION

Concordia Stingers
Bishop's Gaiters
University of Quebec at Montreal Citadins
Laval Rouge d'Or (Red and Gold)
McGill Redmen/Merlots
University of Montreal Carabins

ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

Acadia Axemen/women
Cape Breton Capers
Dalhousie Tigers
Memorial University of Newfoundland Red Hawks
New Brunswick Varsity Reds
Prince Edward Island Panthers
St. Mary's Huskies
St. Francis of Xavier X-Men/-Women

No big basketball programs:

St. Thomas University Tommies
University de Moncton Aigles Bleues (Blue Eagles)
University of Ontario Institute of Technology Ridgeback
Trent Excalibur
Nipissing Lakers

www.universitysport.ca
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Old 17-10-2006, 10:11 AM   #2
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There is a player playing in seabl for ballarat from Carleton. Paul Larmand is his name. Kilsyth had Josh Poirer in 05 from same uni. Both players got to there respective clubs by there college team playing in some tournament that the Perth Wildcats played in, in ASIA somewhere. Braith Cox would have recommended Paul to Ballarat as Matt Shanahan gave good wraps on Josh. Both players have done very well at SEABL level.
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Isnt there an aussie playing over in Canada for Guelph? Canberra youngster Joel Richardson.
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Old 18-10-2006, 06:50 AM   #4
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Yes Richardson does play for the Guelph Gryphons. He wears #11.
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Old 19-10-2006, 10:20 AM   #5
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Hey Durbansandshark...

My sister lives in Kingston and scores for the Queens team. She has been over there for a few years now.

If you are ever in that neck of the woods, let me know.

Her and her husband work at the Queens university.
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Old 26-10-2006, 12:26 PM   #6
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Something to keep you occupied about the CIAU for the time being for the 2006-2007 preview, starting with the Canada West Conference:
www.cisport.ca/e/m_basketball/story_detail.cfm?id=7855
www.cisport.ca/e/m_basketball/story_detail.cfm?id=7856
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Old 02-11-2006, 09:36 AM   #7
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2005-2006 CIAU Standings--Men's

Canada West
University of British Columbia 20-0
Regina 16-4
Victoria 15-5
Saskatchewan 13-7
Trinity 10-10
University of Alberta 10-10
Brandon 10-10
University of Calgary 9-11
Lethbridge 8-11
University of Winnipeg 8-11
Simon Fraser University 5-15
University of Manitoba 4-16

Quebec
Concordia University 16-4
Bishop's 9-7
Universite de Laval 9-7
UQAM 6-10
McGill University 2-14

Ontario West
McMaster 16-7
Guelph 14-8
Brock 14-8
Waterloo 13-9
Windsor 12-10
Laurier 10-12
Lakehead 8-14
Western Ontario 3-19

Ontario East
Carleton 20-8
Ottawa 18-4
University of Toronto 16-6
York University 14-8
Laurentien 8-14
Queen's College 6-18
Ryerson 3-19
RMC 2-22

Atlantic East
St. Francis of Xavier 16-4
Cape Breton 16-4
St. Mary's 14-6
UPEI 10-10
Memorial 9-10
New Brunswick 7-13
Dalhousie 5-17
Acadia 2-17

The University College of Fraser Valley Cascades--situated in Kamloops, British Columbia--make their CIAU debut this season in basketball with both men's and women's programs in the CIAU.

Check out the initial rankings for the CIAU basketball for both the men and women. Notice how both the UBC Thunderbirds men's and women's team are ranked second in each poll.
www.universitysport.ca/e/m_basketball/s ... fm?id=7930
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Old 07-11-2006, 05:08 AM   #8
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The CIAU (Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union) is now know as the CIS (Canadian Intercollegiate Sports). The level of play would probably be closer to NCAA division two, with some of the top CIS schools being able to compete with the top div. 1 teams. Over the past few years, my alma mater, UBC (University of British Columbia), has beat Georgia, Kansas State, etc., and lost to Arizona, UNLV, Kansas, etc. Even against top ten teams, the Canadian schools have been very competitive.

CIS schools can offer scholarships. It isn't the traditional full ride that an NCAA school can offer but many schools come close to that standard. The western schools all want to go the scholarships route but traditionally the central (Ontario) and eastern schools object... something about the purity of the student/athlete experience but more likely they don't want to have to compete nationally for talent.

One of the mates mentioned Queens, which is one of the top scholastic schools in North America but is traditionally shaky on the basketball floor. Although, this year, one of my high school players from Vancouver has made their roster. So, if you get out to see the team play in Kingston ON, watch for a skinny, 6' 5" shooting guard named Jacky Liu. Excellent from behind the arc.

Overall, the biggest difference between Canadian and American schools is roster depth, the athleticism of the bigs and obviously strength of schedule. Having said that though, Canadian university (and college) ball is quite high calibre. Many of the top Canadian players choose to stay home and play CIS rather than head south for the lure of the NCAA. That hasn't always been the case in the past.

There, I've defended the homeland and my past playing career. Any Canadian hoops questions, just fire me off an email.
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Old 09-11-2006, 10:28 AM   #9
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Thanks so much ebehoops!

I more than realize that there are several aspects that I and many of us are misinformed about on the exact details on the present state of Canadian college basketball like with talent level, scholarships (like someone like me would come to know it as), and depth and athleticism like centres. I am aware of the fact the colleges can defeat our top college teams here like recently in the preseason. There's plenty of for us to learn about it.
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Old 17-11-2006, 06:30 AM   #10
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Here's the men's preview for the Ontario East Conference:
www.universitysport.ca/e/m_basketball/s ... fm?id=8071

McMaster Marauders are on top of the CIS women's basketball rankings 3-0 while defending champions in the men's side the Carleton Ravens are likewise 2-0.

More will come early next week.
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Old 22-11-2006, 11:18 AM   #11
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The University of Ottawa Gee Gees will face against the 4-time CIS men's defending champs Carelton Ravens on January 23 at Ottawa's ScotiaBank Place in the Capital Hoops Classic. This will showcase two of the best Canadian men's basketball programs in the nation as the Capital Hoops Classic marks as a first of an annual regular season event between the two schools. Perhaps this will be a significant step to take Canadian college basketball to a whole new level by putting it at the ScotiaBank Place. The Ravens have 87-game winning streak while the Gees Gees became a power by managing to jump into the CIS Top Ten for most of the last season.

Speaking of the ScotiaBank Place (Place Banque Scotia in French, formerly the Corel Centre and The Palladium before that): Since 1988, the W.P. McGee Trophy 10-team men's basketball tournament has been held in Halifax at the Halifax MetroCentre, where the cultivation of the city's love for basketball has been bountiful. Before that from 1963, it was held in Canadian university on-campus venues nationwide, the last being Dalhousie University. After 20 years in the Nova Scotia capital city, the tournament will move to the 20,500-seat Ottawa arena that serves as home to the NHL's Ottawa Senators starting in 2008.

The UBC women are the current holders of the women's championship. Named the Bronze Baby.

The men's and women's CIS basketball ranking for this week. No surprise that the Ravens are still on top in the men's rankings. Ottawa is fifth with UBC, Victoria Vikings, and St. Francis of Xavier above them. McMaster Marauder women are on top of the women. UBC is second foolowed by Simon Fraser, Sakatchewan, the Alberta Pandas, and Brock. Cape Breton Capers are the only other school currently ranked in both polls at this time.
www.universitysports.ca/e/m_basketball/ ... fm?id=8109
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Old 29-11-2006, 08:07 AM   #12
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Carleton showed no signs of abdicating the top spot in the CIS men's basketball ranking after dispelling Laurier and Waterloo. Over in the women, McMaster is still on top of their rankings after defeating York 70-53. The British Columbia Thunderbirds are still undefeated and in second place.

www.universitysport.ca/e/story_detail.cfm?id=8130
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Old 30-11-2006, 09:20 AM   #13
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The fifth-ranked University of Alberta Pandas women's basketball team is showing no signs of slowing down its winning ways from the start of the gate. Like dismantling Brandon 89-24 Thursday. Next up the Pandas face the more-competitive cross-provincial rival, the high-paced Calgary Dinos. The men (the Golden Bears) meanwhile were looking to end their three-game skid (losing to Regina and Brandon) against, you guessed it, the Dinos this past weekend (the Golden Bears won).
www.gateway.ualberta.ca/view.php?aid=7047

After suffering an upset to UQAM and then winning against the Concordia Stingers to start the season, Bishop's Gaiters women did the double Quebec dip with a road game against Laval and a home one versus McGill's Marlets. Laval was undefeated coming in while the McGill played only one game so far until seeing Bishop's--a loss to Montreal city rival Laval.
www.cisport.ca/e/w_basketball/story_detail.cfm?id=8122

Carelton Ravens obviously leads the way in the OAU East Conference designated as the best conference in the CIS. There are also four or five other men's basketball there who are also very good. Ottawa, Toronto, York, Laurentian, and even Queen's College are competitive. The scary thing about Dave Smart's Carelton team is that they're even better than the last few seasons; they even have the luxury of three players who saw time on the Canadian senior men's team.

Simon Fraser Clanwomen are on a seven game winning streak. That and other stories can be found at: www.freewebs.com/frozenhoops13/index.htm

Right now, I'm too lazy to write all of the CIS basketball scores for the time being. Thankfully, Frozen Hoops helps us all out with imported box scores, dates, times, and webcasts. Maybe, ebehoops can help me out on this, but how often do the CIS basketball games are broadcats on TV like on the CBC, TSN/RDS, CTV?
www.freewebs.com/frozenhoops13/cisscoreboards.htm
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Old 07-12-2006, 10:28 AM   #14
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UCFV Cascades heartbreakingly fall to Trinity Western thanks to the charity stripe.
www.abbynews.com/portals-code/list.cgi? ... &more=

Beginning next season, the CIS will implement FIBA rules for the Canadian men's college basketball scene as part of Canada Basketball's vision of alligning and growing the game under FIBA at all levels of basketball there. The women already have done so starting this season after a vote in the spring effective 2006. That means the trapazoid lanes and only coaches calling timeouts. The big provincial high athletics associations in BC, Ontario, and Nova Scotia are next.
www.universitysport.ca/e/story_detail.cfm?id=8167

Winnipeg Wesman senior G Erfan Nasajpour stunned the #8 Brandon Bobcats with a controversial off-balance jumper with 2.5 seconds left to give Winnipeg a 76-75 win Thursday.
www.universitysport.ca/e/story_detail.cfm?id=8145

The marquee clash in men's basketball lately was the British Columbian provincial rivalry between the University of Victoria Vikings and the UBC Thunderbirds in Vancouver for Canada West supremacy. It didn't disappoint with UBC squeaking out a victory to stay undefeated and right behind Carleton. McMaster is still undefeated in the women's game and still on top.
www.universitysport.ca/e/story_detail.cfm?id=8164
www.gothunderbirds.ca/sports_team_story ... oryid=1657

Lauretian's men dominate Western Ontario but then lose to #6 Windsor. The women--the Lady Vees--meanwhile win over Western Ontario that same weekend.
www.luvoyaguers.com

Over at the University of Toronto, the Varsity Blues split the Waterloo Weekend with a loss to Waterloo and then winning over Laurier. So far this season has been up and down. The women received a similar fate when facing their Waterloo counterparts that same weekend. Also, University of Toronto men's basketball coaching legend John McManus, who coached from 1955-56 to 1982-83 with the Blues, lost his battle to cancer on December 1.
http://varsityblues.ca/sports/mbasketball/
http://varsityblues.ca/sports/wbasketball/

Alberta hosted Lethbridge this past weekend. The Golden Bears won. Here it's just the preview.
www.gateway.ualberta.ca/view.php?aid=7157

Don't forget to look for more articles on the Canadian college basketball through Frozen Hoops' links mentioned at my previous post here!
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Old 14-12-2006, 05:41 AM   #15
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The University College of Fraser Valley Cascades men are, not expectedly, having a rough time in their CIS debut. The Cascades are currently 2-11, fifth in Canada West's Pacific West Division, as they enter the second half of the 2006-07 season. They dropped ten straight but shown improvment during the course of the season including a near-win against the Victoria Vikings. Here CIS talks to coach Tom Antil about the state of the Cascades season and his hopes for the rest of the way. You can also take a look at what's ahed for them.

www.universitysport.ca/e/m_basketball/s ... fm?id=8175

The Cascade women are doing a little better at this midpoint than the men. They are 4-7 as they swept the season series with the Trinity Western Spartans needing to into OT to do so. Here's coach Al Tuschscherer being interviewed.
www.ucfv.ca/Athletics/sports_team_story ... toryid=195

Ryerson University Rams hosts the 16th Annual Ed DeArmon Memorial Tournament against Brock, Cape Breton, UPEI, Lakehead, York, Memorial University of Newfoundland, and Thompson Rivers starting Thursday, December 28.
www.universitysport.ca/e/m_basketball/s ... fm?id=8183

Thanks to Cassandra Carpenter's 30 points and 25 rebounds, the Laurentian Lady Vees conquer Windsor Lancer 93-88.
www.universitysport.ca/e/w_basketball/s ... fm?id=8153

Tomorrow I will check on the scene in Quebec.
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Old 16-12-2006, 06:52 AM   #16
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Some Quebec-based college basketball stuff as promised.

The Concordia Stingers men are atop the Quebec Conference at the midpoint undefeated.
http://athletics.concordia.ca/intercoll ... ault.shtml

Stephanie Ramonas and the Stinger women win their QSSF opener against UQAM at home.
http://athletics.concordia.ca/intercoll ... ault.shtml

McGill's Marie-Eve Beaulieu-Demers suffered what may be a season-ending injury in a home loss to UQAM earlier this month.
www.athletics.mcgill.ca/varsity_sports_ ... le_id=2719

The Redmen win over UQAM eralier this month in a thrilla against the cross-city rivals.

Here's Laval's basketball site (in French)
www.rougeetdor.ulaval.ca/les_clubs/bask ... index.html
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Old 21-12-2006, 06:31 AM   #17
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Canadian college basketball is at the midpoint break right now

Ahh, the Simon Fraser University Clan are currently in Hawaii for the 2006 Hoop 'N Surf Classic. They defeated the Dane College Vikings and now set their sights on the Oneonta Red Dragons. Oh, they're crowned Hoop 'N Surf champs yesterday.
www.universitysport.ca/e/m_basketball/s ... fm?id=8191
http://cgi.sfu.ca/~athlwww/modules.php? ... ew_topic=1
http://cgi.sfu.ca/~athlwww/modules.php? ... ew_topic=2 (women)

Another invitational tournament is going on with Victoria Vikings hosting the five-team Guy Vetrie Invitational at victoria's McKinnon Gym on December 28th. Named in honour of the six-time Canada West Coach Of the Year who died suddenly and unexpectedly in 2003.
www.govikesgo.com
www.universitysport.ca/e/m_basketball/s ... fm?id=8192

Seems like a good time to check up on the dominant Ravens. If you care for some info on Ottawa's powerhouse Carleton Ravens, the CIS three-time defending (and unbeaten) champs in men's basketball, visit the website at www.carleton.ca/athletics/sports/varsit ... index.html
They're still undefeated and closed out play in the OUA 8-0. The Ravens will host the CIS men's basketball title from 2008 to 2010 at the ScotiaBank Place.

The Raven women's team meanwhile are on the opposite end of the victory realm. They're 1-7, losing seven straight.
www.carleton.ca/athletics/sports/varsit ... index.html

Reaction to the women's Canadian college basketball game going to FIBA rules this season has been mixed so far with players still struggling to adjust and adapt. Results in more turnovers and extra shots. Some college coaches are not happy that they were forced down their throats.
http://thechronicleherald.ca/sports/548409.html
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Old 10-01-2007, 05:13 AM   #18
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Will return to the Canadian college basketball scene in a matter of days, definitely by next week. The Canadian college basketball winter holiday break is over now. There's lots to cover there.
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Isnt there an aussie playing over in Canada for Guelph? Canberra youngster Joel Richardson.
I've seen Joel play ABA afew times. He's 6'3 and is a pretty good scorer.
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Old 18-01-2007, 11:58 AM   #20
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Halifax's story of how it grew the Final 8 into a sought after event in Canadian basketball...and how Carleton University paid C$1 million dollars to move it to Ottawa for the next three years last June.
www.hfxnews.ca/index.cfm?sid=3263&sc=92

A (dated) preview of Vancouver's in-city women's basketball rivalry between its two schools UBC and Simon Fraser University: www.canadawest.org/sports_team_story.as ... toryid=314

Speaking of SFU, the men became the latest victim to the newbies UCFV Cascades' three game win streak with the latter winning in OT. www.universitysport.ca/e/mens_basketbal ... fm?id=8233

University of Ottawa Gee Gees (Garnet and Grey) men win their ninth in a row over the Laurentian Voyaguers. www.universitysport.ca/e/mens_basketbal ... fm?id=8228

Lethbridge Pronghorns move in to tie with the Calgary Dinos 5-9 to vie for the last playoff spot in Canada West's Central Division as they beat the Dinos 75-74. www.canadawest.org/sports_team_story.as ... toryid=350

University of British Columbia Thunderbird men continue to keep pace with Carleton by staying undefeated over crosstown rival--you guessed it--Simon Fraser University to be 12-0. www.cisport.ca/e/mens_basketball/story_ ... fm?id=8208

To be continued...
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The undoubtably powerhouse McMaster women won over the always tough Guelph at home and still came out undefeated 66-54 and atop the CIS women's basketball rankings. Lindsay Degroot led everyone with 19 points and 8 boards for McMaster with Chiarra Rossa held it down defensively with 15 boards and 14 points. Stephanie Yallin, the only Guelph player in double figures, had 12 points. Gap in the OUA widens with McMasters atop with 14-0 and Guelph fourth 10-4.

OUA West bottom-feeder Windsor Warriors took on third place Brock and Brock (11-3) won easily 74-51 as it fights for the top spot in the OUA West. Jody Eberling scored 20 points for the Brock Badgers while Kim Dillon nailed 22 for Windsor. In the same division, the Western Ontario Mustangs handed Waterloo 73-59 another loss in another women's game thanks to Gillian Maxwell's double double (14 points and 10 rebounds). By contrast, Waterloo's Nadine Perron netted a huge 30 pts but got no help from her teammates.

Acadia Axewomen attacked STFX 76-70 on the road in the Atlantic. Semra Ilhan scored 23 as Kim Hurley had 19. Acadia improves to 3-6.

UQAM wins as hosts over their crosstown rival the McGill Marlets 64-58.

Katie Laurie leads Ottawa over Carleton 62-50 in another crosscity rivalry while Ines Jelic accumulated 14 points and 8 rebounds in a losing effort.

The McGill Redmen defeated UQAM 87-78 at home. Matthew Thornhill scored 19 points for McGill.

Brock the home team wins over Windsor 74-69. But Windsor is still on top of Ontario West in men's basketball.

The McMaster men evened their season record at .500 and 6-6 with a victory over the Guelph Gryphons narrowly defeated them 68-65.

STFX keeps up with Acadia with a win over Axemen from Tyler Richards' 22 points. Paola Santana had 23 for the Axemen

www.usbasket.com/can/can.asp
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CARLETON LOSES! CARLETON LOSES! CARLETON LOSES! CARLETON LOSES! CARLETON LOSES! CARLETON LOSES! CARLETON LOSES! CARLETON LOSES! CARLETON LOSES! CARLETON LOSES! CARLETON LOSES! CARLETON LOSES! CARLETON LOSES! CARLETON LOSES! CARLETON LOSES! For the third time in 116 games (or four seasons), the No. 1-ranked Carleton Ravens men's basketball team taste defeat thanks to their crosscity rivals the Ottawa Gee Gees in gripping fashion in front of 9730 basketball fans at the ScotiaBank Place--a record number for a regular season Canadian college basketball game for the inuagural MNBA Capital Hoops Classic. Tickets sales for the game in Ottawa, to use a term from where I'm from, were off the chain. Keep in mind this intended as a trial run for Ottawa's ScotiaBank Place hosting the next three CIS Final 8s starting next year. Ottawa's Josh Gibson-Bascombe hit the game-winning jumper with 4.7 seconds left to go. Mike Kenny had a chance to keep the Ravens streak alive after that with a three but it hit iron. Early on it was a game of nerves playing in a huge arena, which is not commonplace for Canadian college hoops; the Gees Gees didn't score until 3:30 into the first quarter and Ravens only scored 2 points. It was all up and down including an Ottawa 6-0 run and leading at halftime--and even after that with a 7-0 run. But Carleton turned things around like any champion will do with help from Osvaldo Jeanty thus evening it 43 all. They even led 51-50, but Gibson-Bascombe converted four straight baskets to regain the lead 62-56. Then Carleton roared back to be as close to two with Stuart Turnbull's two free throws. Aaron Doorenkamp evened thing only ended up to witness Gibson-Bascombe's victory shot. Gees Gees coach David DeAvario has to be incredibly estatic over this since he has to recruit in Carleton's immense and seemingly insurmountable shadow. A game that will be remembered for the ages and cements Ottawa as the present Canadian basketball hotbed. The Ravens already hold a CIS record 87-game winning streak that was stopped by the Brock Badgers on January 8th, 2006.
www.geegees.uottawa.ca/athletics/news/V ... icleid=390

McMaster women remain undefeated after edging out Guelph and Brock and continue to be atop the CIS women's basketball ranking. Starting tonight (Wednesday US and Canada time) the Marauders face bottom-table easybeats Laurier (4-11) and Windsor (5-11) this week. British Columbia Thunderbirds still remain close to McMaster and without a loss by taking care of fellow BC rivals Victoria Vikings this past weekend on Vancouver Island 71-56 and 71-58--yes, they won over Simon Fraser from my last post.
www.athrec.mcmaster.ca/athletics/teams/ ... wbball.htm

More and exciting Canadian college basketball news is coming tomorrow!
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Old 26-01-2007, 09:18 AM   #23
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More on the Gees Gees' shocking upset of the Ravens. The two Ottawa sides meet again on February 17. Surely the Carleton Ravens have revenge on their minds (maybe total annihilation) now.
www.cisport.ca/e/m_basketball/story_detail.cfm?id=8285
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/L ... ry/Sports/
http://charlatan.ca/index.php?option=co ... &Itemid=32

David DeAvario and his Gee Gees relished this opportunity against Carleton:
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/L ... ory/Sports

FYI, the largest crowds for Canadian men's college basketball games are:
12,139--Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario, McMaster-Memorial Oct. 25, 2004

11,383--Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario, University of New Brunswick-McMaster, October 30, 2003

11,000--Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Arcadia-St. Mary's, March 1978 (CIS Championship)

10,877--Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario, McMaster-McGill, October 25, 2005

Brandon Bobcats are on a 7-game win streak beating Calgary Dinos.
www.cisport.ca/e/m_basketball/story_detail.cfm?id=8253

Saskatchewan Huskie Sarah Crooks steps into CIS women's basketball as the alltime leader in career rebounds. As a fifth-year senior she amassed 1066 rebounds and is eyeing the CIS alltime scoring record currently held by Calgary's Leighann Doan that is 1958 points from 1997-2001. Crooks, one half of the Saskatchewan duo with Ashley Dutchak, already has an impressive career in the Canadian college basketball game--you can check out her accolades at www.usbasket.com/can/can.asp?NewsNo=11
http://huskies.usask.ca/profiles.php?s=7&g=2&pid=280
www.cisport.ca/e/w_basketball/story_deatil.cfm?id=8240
Alberta Pandas will have their work cut for them on the road for a Canada West division title when they face Crooks, Dutchak, and company tonight: www.gateway.ualberta.ca/view.php?aid=7366

Brock Badgers beat then #4 Windsor Lancers
www.cisport.ca/e/mens_basketball/story_ ... fm?id=8246

#7 Manitoba Bisons women stomp the reasonably-improving Fraser Valley
www.cisport.ca/e/w_basketball/story_detail.cfm?id=8254
www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/physed/athle ... all/womens

UBC men stay close to the now-humbled Carleton with wins against Victoria. www.gothunderbirds.ca/sports_team.asp?id=3
www.gothunderbirds.ca/sports_team.asp?id=3&storyid=1725

Erica McGuiness dominated for the Thunderbirds against the Vikings in both games. Now they face Trinity Western. www.gothunderbirds.ca/sports_team.asp?id=4

Winnipeg Weswomen are atop the Canada West Great Plains Division witha win over UCFV thanks to Stefanie Timmerman and Uzoma Asagwara
www.uwinnipeg.ca/index/Wesmen-news_2007_jan22

Thanks to US Basket bringing it in its Canadian Basket subsection, I can do this with more help.

You can find more from Hoop Life Canada as well: www.hooplife.ca/cis.php

On my next Canadian college basketball hoops post next week, I'll check on Guelph's Joel Richardson in hono(u)r of Australia Day and of those CIS Atlantic Conference college basketball games preceeding the ABA All-Star Weekend in Halifax.
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Just tried getting the 411 on your mate Joel Richardson from the Guelph Gryphons on their website for the Australia Day weekend. But his name isn't currently on the roster. Actually, according to USBasket.com, he's currently inactive. And djrod, I tried checking up on your sis, but also on that same site, it says there are no import players in Canadian women's ball. NONE!

The #1-ranked Carleton Ravens shockingly get upset again! This time it's the York University Lions doing the damage. The Ravens surely are still reeling from the Ottawa hangover at the ScotiaBank Place and were obviously disrupted from it. The Lions were so dominating in that game that they led at the half 66:21. Carleton made it more competitive in the second half, but York still controlled from start to finish. And this was at Carleton's home court! On Senior Night! With Osvaldo Jeanty and Shawn McCleerly graduating! Tut Rausch came just in time from the injury list to make a meaningful impact with all York's five starters reaching double figures. This is York's first win over Carleton in 11 tries. So Carleton isn't a machine but human after all with a 15-2 record.
www.universitysport.ca/e/m_basketball/s ... fm?id=8277

Meanwhile their female counterparts were resting up for an Ottawa weekend double against the Ottawa Gees Gees and the lowly Carleton Ravens as their eight-game win streak was on the line. Previously they defeated Ryerson (83-55) and Toronto (83-65)
www.sport.yorku.ca/interuniversity_spor ... /index.asp

I have neglected teams and games involving the Atlantic Conference teams so far. This past weekend as part of the ABA All-Star Weekend festivities in Halifax, Nova Scotia two Atlantic Conference games were played at the Halifax Metro Centre.But details about them will arrive in a few days. Here's the story of how the Acadia Axemen stopped the #4-ranked St. Francis Xavier X-Men.. The X-Men though win their second straight Rod Shoveller Memorial Tournament earlier this year. www.atlanticuniversitysport.com/news/070102.php The X-Women are in the middle of the Atlantic standings, struggling to keep pace of leader Dalhousie, whom they just lost to over the weekend. www.stfx.ca/athletics/wbasketball
Dalhousie is the leader in the women's Atlantic game. I'll get more info on the Atlantic and Quebec schools very soon.

Before the new year started the Brock Badgers set a new school record for most 3-pointers in a game with 20. www.cisport.ca/e/m_basketball/story_detail.cfm?id=8196

Also at the start of the new year, the UBC Thunderbirds completed an Ontario sweep by winning over Laurentian Lady Vees.
www.cisport.ca/e/w_basketball/story_detail.cfm?id=8198

The Thunderbird men knock off Trinity Western thanks to Chris Dyck's 34 points. www.universitysport.ca/e/m_basketball/s ... fm?id=8270

Manitoba Bison win over Winnipeg on a last-minute free throw on January 4th at the Duckworth Challenge.
www.canadawest.org/sports_team_story/as ... toryid=315

Why didn't I find this sooner? This is going to be Milk Energy Final 8's final year (Energie Au Lait 8 Finalistes in French) in Halifax of course, and the organizers are putting out all of the stops for a farewell before it goes to Ottawa for the next three years. So go check out the official site. you can find out info on MVPs, awards, news, past champions, tournament news, and usual stuff about tickets, seating, and directions.
www.final8.ca

Nike and Adidas made inroads to the Canadian college basketball scene. STFX, York, and Guelph are signed to Nike as their official outfitter. Dalhousie and UQAM are with Adidas. I'll find more later on.

CIS Men's Rankings (as of January 23):
1. Carleton
2. Brandon
3. Concordia
4. St. Francis Xavier
5. Windsor
6. University of British Columbia
7. Cape Breton
8. Victoria
9. Ottawa
10.Alberta
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Due to the Carleton Ravens' shocking back-to-back upset losses, we now have a new #1 ranked team in the men's Canadian basketball rankings. For the first time in a decade (the November 17 preseason poll), the Brandon Bobcats are sitting atop the men's Canadian college world. What's more, Carleton isn't second. Concordia Stingers are seconds with the Ravens fall to third.

1. Brandon
2. Concordia
3. Carleton
4. Windsor
5. UBC
6. Cape Breton
7. St. Francis Xavier
8. Victoria
9. Ottawa
10.Acadia

Women's rankings
1. McMaster
2. UBC
3. Simon Fraser
4. Saskatchewan
5. York
6. Alberta
7. Manitoba
8. Cape Breton
9. Dalhousie
10. Winnipeg

Women's Rankings (January 23-29)
1. McMaster
2. UBC
3. Simon Fraser
4. Saskatchewan
5. York
6. Alberta
7. Manitoba
8. Brock
9. Winnipeg
10.Cape Breton

Cape Breton falls off the top ten as Brock re-enters in the women. Top seven there remain unchanged.

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