It was a heartbreaking final after going so far for the women’s Dawson Blues basketball team, but in the end, it was the Lethbridge Kodiaks, who had gone undefeated in their entire season, who took gold. Dawson’s silver in the CCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship came after a gruelling season and a hard fought battle in Edmonton on March 18. The final score was Lethbridge Kodiaks 81, Dawson Blues 57.
The Silver Medalists were led by Player of the Game Eleanore Marciszewski, who applied consistent defensive pressure while also producing 18 points on offense. The Blues’ Tamara Farqhar and Sorelle Ineza managed 13 and 11, respectively.
Dawson Blues were one of eight teams who advanced to the Nationals in Edmonton, one of two teams representing Quebec, along with Collège Montmorency, who came in first in the provincial RSEQ league.
Congratulations to the whole team, and to head coach Trevor Williams, and assistant coaches Stephanie Bergeron, Farid Charles, Patrick Smith, and manager Wanda Kagan. Dawson proud!
Dawson Athletics also hosted the Division 2 Men’s and Women’s Basketball RSEQ tournament with some of the biggest crowds in attendance seen all season.