2013 CCAA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

CCAA – Eight of Canada’s best female basketball teams have earned a ticket to Truro, N.S.

All will compete for gold at the 2013 CCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship, hosted March 13-16 at Dalhousie - Agricultural Campus in Truro, N.S.

The VIU Mariners defeated the Capilano Blues in B.C to qualify for their first CCAA women's basketball national championship since 1999.

Alberta's Olds Broncos may be the ultimate Cinderella story; their first CCAA basketball season has resulted in a trip to nationals!

The Algonquin Thunder and Fanshawe Falcons both earned their tickets to Truro when they qualified for the OCAA gold medal game. It ended solidly in Algonquin's favour, earning them a third consecutive provincial championship.

Quebec's finalists kept each other on a tight leash in the gold-medal game, resulting in a 50-45 final score in favour of the Nomades de Montmorency over the Dawson Blues. 

The St Thomas Tommies earned their third consecutive ACAA title with a firm win over the MSVU Mystics; both will attend the CCAA national championship in lieu of a host team.

Teams have been seeded in the following order:

1 Nomades de Montmorency RSEQ champion Laval, Que.
2 STU Tommies ACAA champion Fredericton, N.B
3 Dawson Blues RSEQ silver medallist Montreal, Que.
4 Algonquin Thunder OCAA champion Ottawa, Ont.
5 Olds Broncos ACAC champion Olds, Alta.
6 VIU Mariners PACWEST champion Nanimo, B.C.
7 Fanshawe Falcons OCAA silver medallist London, Ont.
8 MSVU Mystics ACAA silver medallists Halifax, N.S.

The CCAA Championship Awards Banquet will precede the competition, beginning at 7 pm on Wednesday, March 13. The competition begins Thursday, March 14 and culminates on Saturday, March 16.

The schedule is as follows (all times AT):

Thursday March 14

  • Game # 1             1:00pm –  Algonquin Thunder vs Olds Broncos
  • Game # 2             3:15pm –  Nomades de Montmorency vs MSVU Mystics
  • Game # 3             6:00pm –  Dawson Blues vs VIU Mariners
  • Game # 4             8:15pm –  STU Tommies vs Fanshawe Falcons

Friday March 15

  • Game # 5             1:00pm – Losers of game 1 & 2
  • Game # 6             3:15pm – Losers of game 3 & 4
  • Game # 7             6:00pm – Winners of game 1 & 2 (semi-final)
  • Game # 8             8:15pm – Winners of game 3 & 4 (semi-final)

Saturday March 16

  • Game # 9            10:00am – Losers of game 7 & Winners of game 6
  • Game # 10          12:15pm – Losers of game 8 vs. Winners of game 5
  • Game # 11          2:30pm – Losers of game 5 & 6 (7th/8th place)
  • Game # 12          6:00pm – Winners of game 9 & 10 (Bronze Medal)
  • Game # 13          8:15pm – Winners of game 7 & 8 (Gold Medal)

The closing ceremony and awards presentation will take place immediately following the gold medal match.

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