In a thrilling ending
to the AAA Women's Provincial Basketball Championships, The Lady
Cheetahs held off a tough comeback mounted by the team from Collège
Montmorency during the Finals and prevailed with a stirring 66-60
victory before a boisterous home crowd at the Vanier Sports Complex
on Sunday afternoon. Congratulations
to Coach Ruby Viray and the entire team for repeating their provincial
championship from last year.
View a video
clip of the last exciting moments of the finals.
The Player of the Game
was Anneth Him-Lazarenko while Marie-Ève Martin contributed
20 points in the win in the finals.
the Player of the Game in the team's 84-70 semi-final victory
over Collège Édouard-Montpetit on Saturday in which
she scored a remarkable 27 points to help send the team to the
finals. She was then named Tournament MVP after the finals. Way
to go, Marty!
scored 15 points in the finals while Magalie Beaulieu had 13
points and Anneth Him Lazarenko had 11.
Next, the Lady Cheetahs
will defend their current national title at the Canadian National
Basketball Championships which will be held at the Nova Scotia
Agricultural College in Truro, NS from March 14-16.
first game on Saturday, apart from Marie-Ève Martin's awesome
27-point output, we also had four team members scoring in the double
digits: Anneth Him-Lazarenko with 15, Arianne Duchesne with 14, Anne-Marie
Prophete with 12 and Magalie Beaulieu with 10.
Bring on the Nationals! To
see photos of the Lady Cheetahs from the tournament, click
AWARDS BANQUET: SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2008
Academic Award winner
At the League Awards
Banquet held on Saturday night, Anneth Him-Lazarenko and Marie-Ève
Martin were named as members on both the first All-Star Team as
well as on the All-Canadian Team. Arianne Duchesne was named to
the Second All-Star Team.
Also at the banquet,
our very own Julie Manacas received an Academic Award for her
outstanding scholastic results. Congratulations go out to all
For more info on these
awards, click here
MEN AT THE PROVINCIALS
evening, the AAA Men's Basketball Cheetahs' season ended after a
close 73-68 loss to the Édouard-Montpetit Lynx. The men fought
back from a ten-point deficit in the fourth quarter to reduce the
lead to one before the Lynx pulled away for the win. Anaclet Mulumba
Mbayi earned Player-of-the-Game honors with a 10 point 12
rebound performance. Hernst Laroche, who was named to the First
All-Star team, netted 11 points to go along with 5 assists and 3
Thomas Pearson and Holando
Meus chalked up 11 points each and Mike Flannery added 10 in the loss.
Congratulations to Coach Andy Hertzog and the team for a fine season.
Game photos are below.
Finally, hearty congratulations
go out to Athletics Coordinator Mireille Béland and to Sports
Complex Manager Linda Macpherson as well as to all the other organizers
and many volunteers who made this huge event such a tremendous success.
A special shout-out goes to stalwart volunteers Rick Yuen and Dany Brown,
to AA Men's Basketball coach Rowan Barnes who was announcer at 4 games,
and of course to Donny Insogna, the "Voice of the Cheetahs"
who did his usual great job of announcing at all of the other 8 tournament
games. Thank you, all!