top of page

What U Need to Know: USports Women's BBall (Feb. 6-13)

It has been a wild week of hoops in the USports Women’s basketball circuit. Looking down the stretch we have 1 new team that has entered the USports Top 10 this week and plenty more who will look to enter the Top 10 before playoffs. There’s still tons of basketball left to be played so let's break down what happened last week and what’s happening this week.


#1 in the Nation: Carleton Ravens


The Carleton Ravens find themselves ranked 1st in the country following a big victory at the Capital Hoops Classic last Saturday versus the UOttawa Gee-Gees 78-72. The Ravens found themselves down 12 at half to the then #10 ranked Gee-Gees but rallied strongly in the 2nd half, outscoring the Gee-Gees by 18 in the 2nd half to secure a 6-point win and the top ranking in the nation. The Ravens will be back in action this weekend at home, first hosting the University of Toronto Varsity Blues on Friday, February 9th at 6 PM EST. The Ravens will lace them up the following day also as they play the TMU Bold on Saturday, February 10th at 6 PM EST.


#2 in the Nation: University of Saskatchewan Huskies


After being 1st in the nation for almost the entirety of the season, the Saskatchewan Huskies find themselves falling to 2nd in the country after their first loss of the season this past weekend. The Huskies hosted the Regina Cougars last Friday where they fell to the Cougars 69-62 mainly due to an abysmal shooting night from the Huskies who shot 30% from the field and 12.5% from 3-point range. The Huskies would bounce back the next day though as they hosted the Cougars again for the rematch in which the Huskies won handedly 90-57. The Huskies will look to reclaim their #1 spot following this weekend where they’ll go on the road to take on the UNBC Timberwolves for a doubleheader. The first game will take place on Friday, February 9th at 11 PM EST with the second game taking place Saturday, February 10th at 10 PM EST.


#3 in the Nation: Queen’s Gaels


The Gaels maintain the 3rd in the nation ranking after a solid showing this past weekend. The Gaels first took on the Laurier Golden Hawks last Friday where the Gaels ended up on top 75-56. They then went on to face the Waterloo Warriors the following day where the Gaels once again claimed victory in their “shoot for the cure” classic, this time by a score of 67-42. The Gaels will be back in action this weekend but only for 1 game as they travel to Thunder Bay Ontario to take on the Lakehead Thunderwolves. Tip-Off is set for Friday, February 9th at 6 PM EST.


#4 in the Nation: University of Calgary Dinos


UCalgary maintains their 4th ranked spot in the country after a “bye” week this past weekend. The Dino's most recent game is still when they defeated Lethbridge 85-46 on January 27th. The Dinos will be back in action this weekend however, as they head to British Columbia to take on the UBC Thunderbirds in a doubleheader. The first game is scheduled for Friday, February 9th at 8:30 PM EST while game 2 will tip-off on Saturday, February 20th at 7 PM EST.


#5 in the Nation: Laval Rouge et Or


Laval finds themselves firmly ranked at #5 in the nation again this week following a solid stretch of hoops from the Rouge et Or. Laval walked away with a 75-56 victory on the road last Thursday versus UQAM. Laval then hosted UQAM themselves where the Rouge et Or were victorious by a score of 74-42 this time. Last night also Laval went on the road to face McGill where the Rouge et Or came out victorious 59-43. The Rouge et Or have one game remaining this weekend on Saturday, February 10th where they’ll host McGill at home for a 6 PM EST tip-off.


#6 in the Nation: Saint Mary’s University Huskies


The Huskies have claimed the 6th spot in the country following a huge home win, taking down the previous #6 ranked team the UNB Reds last Friday. The Huskies defeated the Reds 82-50 led by Lucina Beaumont who dropped 16 points and 9 rebounds in the win. The Huskies continued their hot streak at home last night also defeating Acadia 76-63. The Huskies and Axewomen will run it back on Saturday, February 10th with tip-off scheduled for 5 PM EST.


#7 in the Nation: University of Alberta Pandas


The Pandas hold their 7th spot in the rankings following a dismantling of the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack this past weekend. The Wolfpack and Pandas first matched up on Friday, where the Pandas won 101-35. The two teams then matched up again on Saturday with the Pandas also winning that matchup, this time by a score of 80-34. The Pandas will travel on the road to Lethbridge this weekend to take on the Horns with game 1 of the doubleheader taking place Friday, February 9th at 8 PM EST. Game 2 will be the following day, Saturday, February 10th at 7 PM EST and the Pandas will be looking to finish their regular season off with 2 more wins before playoffs.


#8 in the Nation: University of the Fraser Valley Cascades


The Cascades also maintain their 8th ranking from last week following a successful weekend of hoops. The Cascades traveled to Calgary to take on Mount Royal in a doubleheader. The Cascades won game 1 last Friday by a score of 73-47. UFV took game 2 last Saturday versus Mount Royal 70-49 as well to go 2-0 on the weekend. The Cascades will round out their regular season this weekend when they host Trinity Western for a doubleheader. Game 1 is scheduled for Friday, February 9th at 9 PM EST. Game 2 of the doubleheader will take place on Saturday, February 10th at 8 PM EST.


#9 in the Nation: University of New Brunswick Reds


The UNB Reds find themselves dropping from 6th in the nation last week to 9th this week following a big 82-50 loss to formerly 9th and now 6th St. Mary’s in which the Reds shot 30% from the field as a team. The Reds will try and correct their course before playoffs starting with a home doubleheader where they’re hosting STFX. Game 1 is scheduled for Friday, February 9th at 5 PM EST while game 2 will take place on Saturday, February 10th at 1 PM EST.


#10 in the Nation: University of Regina Cougars


The Regina Cougars find themselves ranked this week after going on the road and giving the formerly 1st ranked Saskatchewan Huskies their first loss of the season last Friday in a 69-62 Cougars triumph behind 31 points from Jade Belmore. The Cougars did not fair so well in the rematch last Saturday though as they fell to the Huskies 90-57. The Cougars will look to bounce back this weekend when they host the Winnipeg Wesmen for a doubleheader in Regina. Game 1 of the doubleheader will tip-off Friday, February 9th at 7 PM EST and game 2 will tip-off Saturday, February 10th at 7 PM EST.


Missing from last Top 10: University of Ottawa Gee-Gees


The UOttawa Gee-Gees find themselves on the outside looking in following a 78-72 loss in the Capital Hoops Classic last Saturday versus Carleton, a game in which the Gee-Gees led by 12 at the half and got outscored by 18 in the 2nd half to lose by 6. The Gee-Gees will look to bounce back this weekend when they host a pair of Toronto schools. Ottawa will host TMU on Friday, February 9th at 6 PM EST and will then host the Toronto Varsity Blues on Saturday, February 10th at 6 PM EST.

7 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Comments


bottom of page