A quick update this time around.
The OUA East/West All-Star game was held this past weekend at Western University with 4 of our players involved. Liz Boag, Jenny Wright, Gemma Bullard and Andrea Priamo all attended and were excellent ambassadors for Queen’s as the helped run 3 basketball clinics for young players before donning their uniforms for the game. Unfortunately, Gemma Bullard couldn’t play as she continues to nurse a bad shoulder, but she was on the bench providing her coaching expertise. The West won the game 97-90, but not without a battle from our young East team. The game featured 10 lead changes and 5 ties, with the West having the largest lead (11) early in the 4th quarter. Liz Boag finished with 18 points, going 4-5 from behind the arc in 23 minutes of play, while Jenny Wright added 10 points. Rookie, Andrea Priamo also showed well against a team that featured 5 fifth year players, with 4 points and 3 boards.
The OUA League Structure has now been approved. With the addition Nipissing University to our league we have re-aligned into 4 Divisions as follows:
Teams will play home & home within their own Division and once against all the other teams (alternating home and away over two seasons). After two drafts, the third version is now scheduled to come out in early June. Likelihood is that league for us will begin on November 7. The top 3 teams from each Division will make the playoffs, with seeding of those 12 teams to determine the playoff bracket, culminating in a final 4 at the highest remaining seed.
Our exhibition schedule is almost set:
Queen’s Tindall Tournament
October 3-5 (Q’s, Laval, Thompson Rivers, + either Windsor or Acadia)
This weekend will include our Alumni vs. Alumni game, and reception honouring team members from the 1990-91 to 1994-95 teams.
West Coast Swing
October 16 @ UBC
October 17 @ Fraser Valley
October 18 @ Trinity Western
October 24-26 (Carleton, Memorial, UQAM & Q’s)
This weekend (May 9-11) we are hosting the JUEL & JUEL-Prep Championships. With 5 gyms in service, it will be a very busy weekend, but with some great basketball, featuring some of the best players in Canada.
Happy Mother's Day,