Thursday, 14 December 2006

CIS, NCAA and High School Articles and News

We will continue our look at the AUS later this week. For now, there are a number of good topical stories of interest related to CIS and Canadian basketball.

An excellent article in NovaNews about the resurgent Acadia men's program as well as a piece on Angie McLeod's Acadia women's team. The men have dealt with injuries to three-point shooting specialist Jordan Sheriko, expected back in time for Acadia's holiday tournament and will welcome Shawn Berry who will be eligible after first term exams as well. Acadia Update Article

Lethbridge Pronghorns article on their newest recruit, Allen Tollestrup, son of former Canadian National team star Phil Tollestrup, who also coached at McMaster in the late 70's, early 80's Allen Tollestrup to Lethbridge article

The field for the Rod Shovellor Memorial tournament in Halifax hosted by Dalhousie University is set. The Halifax Chronicle-Herald outlines the matchups here

6'8" British Columbia native Levon Kendall, who many may remember went off for 40 points as Canada defeated the USA at the World Junior's last summer is beginning his senior season with the Pitt Panthers of the Big East. Pitt is favoured by many to contend for the Big East crown this season and recently Mark Keast from the Toronto Sun did a piece on arguably Canada's high profile NCAA player this season Levon Kendall Article

Mike Koreen, the Raptors beat writer for the Sun family of newspapers, recently did an article tracking a number of GTA-area players toiling in NCAA Division 1 programs Mike Koreen’s article on GTA athletes in the NCAA

Another strong article on Canadians in the NCAA from the hoop-la web site out of Hamilton NCdoubleEH Article #2

Congratulations to freshman guard Courtnay Pilypaitis, a native of Ottawa, who was named the America East Rookie of the Week for the second consecutive time. Pilypaitis earned a spot on her second-straight all-tournament team at the URI Invitational. She averaged 15.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and shot 52.4 percent from the field in the tournament. Pilypaitis also went 7-for-13 from three point range. She scored 14 points, grabbed four rebounds and handed out four assists in a win over Boston College.

Hamilton St. Mary's Crusaders have established a girl's basketball dynasty at the high school near McMaster University and Larry Moko recently put together a piece on their latest Hall-of-Fame class here

Story on Myck Kabongo dubbed as the next big star from Toronto Eastern Commerce Saints junior team

REB Classic at Edmonton's Jasper Place High School Preview by John Short - Edmonton Sun here

David Grossman's GTA Girls High school all-stars for the past season here

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