Women's Basketball on their way to CCAA NATIONALS
Kermodes’ quest ends in gold
In the women’s gold medal game, the Quest University Kermodes took on the tournament hosts, the Douglas College Royals. The Kermodes had soundly taken the season series against the Royals 3-0, but after the run the Royals had been on, they knew not to take the #5 seed lightly. In order to get to the final, the Royals had upset both the #4 seed, the Capilano Blues, and the #1 seed, the Vancouver Island University Mariners. The Kermodes, however, had been on a run of their own, winning 10 of their last 11 games (including the tournament). When the dust settled on the evening’s action, Quest had made that 11 of their last 12.
The first quarter saw a 10-point run by the Kermodes put the Royals in a bit of a hole. Down 16-6, and later, 23-12, it appeared as if Douglas might fall out of contention early. But by half, thanks to some clutch play from Adelia Paul and Nanaya Miki, the hosts were down only 28-24. In the third quarter, however, Quest started to pull away. Despite the efforts of the Royals, the quarter ended with the Kermodes sitting on a comfortable 18-point lead after outscoring Douglas 27-13. The Royals tried to come back in the final frame, but it just wasn’t to be, as Quest took the game, and their hard-earned gold medal, 69-52. Aimee Johnston took player of the game for Quest with 14 points and eight rebounds, while Adelia Paul received the honour for Douglas with seven points, five rebounds, and seven assists.
Miriam Baumann – Quest University Kermodes
Shayna Cameron – Quest University Kermodes
Katrin Sandbichler – Quest University Kermodes
CCAA Nationals will be held at Champlain College Saint-Lambert in Saint-Lambert, Quebec. March 13,14,15.