Thunder Selects announce CIS Holiday Classic women’s basketball schedule

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By Ali Lee, Vikes Communications

November 25, 2013, Victoria (ISN) – Holiday celebrations will be a short break for the University of Victoria Vikes women’s basketball team who will regroup very quickly to compete in the Thunder Selects hosted CIS Holiday Classic set for Dec. 28-30 at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, N.S.

The eight-team exhibition tournament will feature only two schools from the Canada West, Victoria and Manitoba, and will be a single knock-out style to get to the championship final on Dec. 30.

FULL SCHEDULE  |  LIVE STREAM

The Thunder Selects are a private not-for-profit program that originated in Halifax in 1999. THe program supports the growth of girls under the age of 22 an opportunity to improve their basketball skills in a competitive, fun and memorable way. The program is led by director and head coach Brandon Rafuse. The CIS Holiday Classic will be an important show case for the program. 

Also competing in the tournament will be the McMaster, Brock and Western from the Ontario University Athletics Association, as well as the Atlatnic’s Acadia, Dalhousie and Saint Mary’s. The Vikes will open the tournament against McMaster in the third game of the day, with the winners advancing through the semifinals on Dec. 29 and finals on Dec. 30. All games will be played at the Homburg Centre at Saint Mary’s University with live streaming available cia the SMU Athletics Website.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:

All times below are listed in Pacific Time.

Saturday, December 28

Game 1

9 AM

Acadia

vs

Western

Game 2

11 AM

Brock

vs

Dalhousie

Game 3

1 PM

McMaster

vs

Victoria

Game 4

3 PM

Saint Mary’s

vs

Manitoba

Sunday, December 29

Game 5

8 AM

Loser G1

vs

Loser G2

Game 6

10 AM

Loser G3

vs

Loser G4

Game 7

12 PM

Winner G1

vs

Winner G2

Game 8

2 PM

Winner G3

vs

Winner G4

Monday, December 30

Game 9

4 AM

Loser G5

vs

Loser G6

Game 10

6 AM

Winner G5

vs

Winner G6

Game 11

8 AM

Loser G7

vs

Loser G8

Game 12 (Final)

10 AM

Winner G7

vs

Winner G8

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