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How Carleton swept both sides of the 2023 OUA Capital Hoops Classic

The Carleton Ravens defeated the Ottawa Gee-Gees to win both games of the Capital Hoops Classic for the second straight season Continue reading How Carleton swept both sides of the 2023 OUA Capital Hoops Classic

How accountability and details have built the McMaster Marauders this season 

Hamilton, ON- When McMaster Marauders first-year guard Jocelyn Newby is in a game, she works on keeping her focus. It’s a theme throughout the season for the McMaster Marauders women’s basketball team.  Head coach Theresa Burns talks to them about “Gold Medal Details” and the mental focus required throughout all 40 minutes for them to improve and reach their potential. For them to become – as … Continue reading How accountability and details have built the McMaster Marauders this season 

McMaster’s offence and depth opens up in win over Algoma 

Hamilton, ON- When McMaster Marauders guard Karim Raza’s three-point shot swished through the net, the Burridge Gym crowd cheered. The Marauders men’s basketball team had just reached 100 points – capping off an 101-56 victory over the Algoma Thunderbirds on Jan. 22. It was the second time this season the Marauders have reached the century mark. The previous occurrence was a 110-65 win over the Redeemer … Continue reading McMaster’s offence and depth opens up in win over Algoma 

“Gold Medal Details”: How McMaster women’s basketball is aiming for the top

Hamilton, ON- The McMaster Marauders women’s basketball season has been one of growth. The growth they’ve shown so far and also the growth they still have within them.  It’s a team with its fair share of youngsters and veterans. It’s a team that started off the season with a tough start – playing three nationally-ranked squads in their first four matches. It’s a team that’s won … Continue reading “Gold Medal Details”: How McMaster women’s basketball is aiming for the top

“It just feels amazing”: McNeilly gets going as Marauders keep winning 

Hamilton, ON- Despite winning five games in a row (and six of their past seven games), the road didn’t come without challenges for the McMaster Marauders men’s basketball team.  They had weathered the storm of their tough schedule from the start of the season. They had guards Johnny Kitenge and Cashius McNeilly back in the lineup. They were now facing the Laurentian Voyageurs and the Nipissing … Continue reading “It just feels amazing”: McNeilly gets going as Marauders keep winning 

McMaster’s Clare Sharkey seizes the moment and her leadership role

Hamilton, ON- When Clare Sharkey and her McMaster Marauders women’s basketball teammates were in Halifax in late December, she couldn’t help but let the moment sink in.  Point guard Arianne Soriano made the point that it was one of their last team trips together for the senior players. It was their first time travelling to Atlantic Canada as they practiced, scrimmaged and played against the … Continue reading McMaster’s Clare Sharkey seizes the moment and her leadership role

Crowded at the Top: OUA Men’s Basketball Mid-Season Takeaways ahead of second half

Hamilton, ON- The U SPORTS rankings can provide interest and intrigue. This year’s rankings for teams from the OUA men’s basketball conference certainly has. The latest one before the holiday break saw the defending national champion Carleton Ravens remain number one while their cross-town rivals Ottawa Gee-Gees sit second.  Brock (fourth), Queen’s (fifth) and Lakehead (ninth) make it five OUA teams in the U SPORTS … Continue reading Crowded at the Top: OUA Men’s Basketball Mid-Season Takeaways ahead of second half