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Women’s basketball first-round matchups set

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 Women’s basketball first-round matchups set

March 10, 2015 – The two-time defending CCAA champion Nomades de Montmorency find themselves in familiar territory. The RSEQ champions are once again the No. 1 seed at the CCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship.

The Nomades will look to three-peat at Vancouver Island University, March 18-21.

The ACAA’s Holland Hurricanes return to Nationals with the No.

2 seed, while Quest University will represent the PACWEST after a perfect season on the West Coast. The Kermodes will look to improve on their 8th place finish last season.

All matches will be webcast on CCAA.tv. For the complete schedule, latest results, news and photos, visit the tournament’s official website. Updates will also be available on , and .

The Championship Awards Banquet will be held on Wednesday, March 18 at the Coast Bastion Inn, where the CCAA Player of the Year, Coach of the Year and All-Canadians will be honoured.

Here are the first-round matchups:

Nomades de Montmorency (1) vs. Mount Allison Mounties (8)

Montmorency captured the RSEQ Championship with a victory over Sainte-Foy in the provincial final. The defending CCAA champions steamrolled through league play with a 15-1 record. They’ll open their title defence against the Mounties, who eliminated the 2014 CCAA silver medalist St. Thomas Tommies in the ACAA semi-final. Mount Allison fell to Holland in the ACAA Championship final.

Holland Hurricanes (2) vs. VIU Mariners (7)

The Hurricanes captured the ACAA Championship with a victory over the Mounties. Holland, led by All-Canadian Jazlin Barker, placed second in the conference with a 14-4 record during the regular season. They’ll face the host Mariners, who placed second this season in the PACWEST with a 16-5 record. VIU won bronze at the conference championship, led by All-Canadian Sienna Pollard.

Lethbridge Kodiaks (3) vs. Quest Kermodes (6)

Lethbridge, led by ACAC Player of the Year and All-Canadian Alicia Cameron, placed atop the South Division with a 22-2 record. The Kodiaks defeated division rival SAIT in the conference final. They’ll face the PACWEST champion Kermodes. Quest, who placed 8th at Nationals in 2014, went undefeated this season (21-0). Led by All-Canadian Shayna Cameron, Quest defeated Douglas in the PACWEST final.

Humber Hawks (4) vs. Dynamiques de Sainte-Foy (5)

The Hawks dethroned Algonquin in the semis before downing rival Mohawk in the final to capture the OCAA Championship title. Humber led the West Division with a 17-1 record. They’ll face Sainte-Foy, who placed third in the RSEQ with a 12-4 record and fell to Montmorency in the conference final. The wildcard Dynamiques are led by All-Canadian Julie Dufresne.

The CCAA and VIU would like to thank our national sponsors for their support:

adidas Canada Official Apparel Brand of the CCAA
Big Kahuna Official Retailer of the CCAA
JostensOfficial Supplier of the CCAA Championship Awards Banquet
SpaldingOfficial Basketball of the CCAA
Sport Canada Major Funding Partner

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