2016-17 Women's Basketball News

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    February 11, 2017
    Cougars end 2016-17 season on a high note with win over Manitoba WINNIPEG – The University of Manitoba Bison women’s basketball team fell to the Mount Royal University Cougars by a score of 79-69 at the Investors Group Athletic Centre on Saturday, February 11.
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    February 10, 2017
    Bisons trounce Cougars in second last game of the season WINNIPEG – The University of Manitoba Bison women’s basketball team won their second in a row with a 69-47 victory over the Mount Royal University Cougars at Investors Group Athletic Centre Friday night.
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    February 07, 2017
    Cougars to play out final games of the season against Manitoba This weekend will mark the end of the season for both Manitoba and Mount Royal. Sitting at 3-15, neither side will qualify for postseason play. Both teams have shown marked improvement this season. Manitoba defeated the playoff-bound Brandon Bobcats last weekend, while Mount Royal nearly upset the 12-6 Trinity Western Spartans on Friday night.
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    February 04, 2017
    Spartans spoil Cougars home finale with 80-51 win CALGARY- Propelled by Kayla Gordon’s 26 points on 9-12 shooting, the Trinity Western University Spartans (12-6) blew past the Mount Royal Cougars (3-15) 80-51 on Saturday evening on Kenyon Court.
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    February 03, 2017
    Cougars collapse on home court, fall 87-82 to Spartans CALGARY – The Trinity Western Spartans came up clutch on Friday night at Kenyon Court, defeating the Mount Royal Cougars by a score of 87-82.
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    January 30, 2017
    Cougars host Spartans with the playoffs on the line The Cougars’ backs are up against the wall this weekend. Mount Royal will likely need to win three of their final four home games to have a shot at the postseason. Standing in their way are the Trinity Western Spartans who have already clinched a playoff berth.
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    January 27, 2017
    Huskies extend win streak to eight games with 84-44 win over MRU SASKATOON – With an 84-44 win over the visiting Mount Royal University Cougars Friday night at the PAC in Saskatoon, the No. 9 ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies extended its win streak to eight straight games.
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    January 26, 2017
    Mount Royal's road to the playoffs goes through the defending national champs The Cougars are in desperate need of victories and the reigning national champions stand in their way. With six games to play, the Cougars would likely need four wins to secure a playoff spot. Two of those remaining games are against the Saskatchewan Huskies, the 2015-16 National Champions.
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    January 21, 2017
    Thunderbirds cruise to victory against Cougars CALGARY- The UBC Thunderbirds (10-4) dominated play and cruised to a 87-59 victory over the Mount Royal Cougars (3-11) Saturday evening on Kenyon Court.
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    January 20, 2017
    Cougars pull off massive upset over UBC in front of home crowd CALGARY - The Mount Royal Cougars (3-10) put on a defensive showcase on Friday evening, taking down the UBC Thunderbirds (9-4) 80-75 on Kenyon court.
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    January 19, 2017
    UBC comes to town for the first time in three years UBC makes their first trip back to Mount Royal in three seasons. After a conference realignment, Mount Royal and UBC were in opposite divisions for two seasons. The two sides sit at opposite ends of the standings at the halfway point of the season.
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    January 16, 2017
    Timberwolves sweep Cougars on home court PRINCE GEORGE - The physicality from the previous night didn't take long to resume between the two teams, as the Timberwolves and Cougars didn't give an inch early on. Scoring was tough to come by, but UNBC took a late lead on a pair of three-pointers from fifth-year guard Stacey Graham. The Timberwolves held a 14-6 lead after ten minutes.
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    January 14, 2017
    Timberwolves hold Cougars under 50 points in victory PRINCE GEORGE - The UNBC Timberwolves knew they had to take care of their own end of the court against a dangerous Mount Royal Cougars squad. They did just that, holding the visiting Cougars to just twenty-four points in each half on the way to a 70-48 victory.
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    January 11, 2017
    Mount Royal and UNBC look to improve their playoff chances This weekend could determine one of the final Canada West playoff spots. Both teams are currently on the outside looking in. A sweep for either side would lift them temporarily into a playoff spot.
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    January 07, 2017
    Cougars make valiant comeback but fall just short on Saturday night Calgary- The Brandon Bobcats (5-7) narrowly fended off the Mount Royal Cougars (2-8) on Saturday evening on Kenyon Court, getting the 92-85 win thanks to an MVP like performance from Keisha Cox.
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    January 06, 2017
    Bobcats cruise to victory vs Cougars CALGARY- In their first game of 2017, the Brandon Bobcats (4-7) managed to take down the Mount Royal Cougars (2-7) by a score of 72-45 Fridayevening on Kenyon Court.
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    January 05, 2017
    Cougars and Bobcats square off at Kenyon This weekend’s matchups will be crucial for both sides as they look to find themselves a spot in the Canada West conference. The Bobcats are just one win up on the Cougars for the final spot. A sweep for either side would create some major separation in the playoff race.
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    December 05, 2016
    Cougar show up with better effort, still not enough to get by surging Dinos CALGARY – After a blowout win on Thursday against the Mount Royal Cougars, the Dinos were close to letting the second game of the Crowchild Classic slip out of their hands at the Jack Simpson Gym. A 72-66 win, however, puts them up to a 6-2 season record in Canada West while the Cougars drop to 2-5.
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    December 02, 2016
    Dinos rout Cougars in first Crowchild Classic Game CALGARY- The University of Calgary Dinos (5-2) marched onto Kenyon Court and dominated play on Thursday evening, beating their crosstown rival Mount Royal Cougars (2-5) 85-50.
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    November 25, 2016
    Cougar comeback not enough, Griffins complete sweep CALGARY- The Mount Royal Cougars’ lost their 3rd consecutive game on Friday night at Kenyon Court falling to the MacEwan Griffins. The Griffins completed their sweep of the Cougars with a 68-62 victory.
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    November 24, 2016
    Cougars host Griffins in all-Alberta battle Mount Royal and MacEwan went down to the wire in the preseason, with the Griffins just squeaking out a 64-61 victory on Kenyon Court. Mount Royal lost all 11 of their preseason contests but it has made them battle-tested heading into the regular season where they are 2-2.
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    November 24, 2016
    MacEwan dominates third quarter on route to 72-53 victory CALGARY- The MacEwan Griffins came into Kenyon Court and dominated Mount Royal via an outstanding game from Kendall Lydon of the Griffins. The 19-point win by the Griffins gives them a chance to reach .500 during the rematch tomorrow night.
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    November 19, 2016
    Mount Royal can't complete the sweep in Kelowna, falling 73-68 to UBC Okanagan KELOWNA - The UBC Okanagan women's basketball team played a strong final quarter to earn their first win of the season. Fifth year guard Emily Kanester iced the game away with free throws for the Heat as UBCO defeated the visiting Mount Royal Cougars by a final score of 73-68 on Saturday night in the UBC Okanagan gymnasium.
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    November 18, 2016
    Mount Royal rolls over UBC Okanagan 68-54 KELOWNA - The Heat returned home to the UBC Okanagan gymnasium on Friday night, after a tough weekend on the road against the Brandon Bobcats, to host the Mount Royal University Cougars this weekend. The fifth game of the season for the Heat was a loss, as the final score was 68-54 in favour of Mount Royal.
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    November 16, 2016
    MRU brings 1-1 record to Kelowna for two with the Heat The Cougars went 1-0 for the first time since joining Canada West. Despite losing their second game of the weekend set, the Cougars look like a far different team than the one that finished 2-18 last season. The infusion of young energetic players has given the team a new outlook on their chances in the conference this season.
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    November 13, 2016
    Cougars unable to complete sweep on the road in Lethbridge LETHBRIDGE – After dropping the front half of the home-and-home series Thursday night, the Lethbridge Pronghorn women’s basketball team rebounded to earn the weekend split with the Mount Royal Cougars with a 61-53 win.
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    November 10, 2016
    Cougars ride massive first quarter to first win of the season CALGARY – On the strength of a 24-point first quarter, the Mount Royal Cougars defeated the Lethbridge Pronghorns 60-65 Thursday night at Kenyon Court.
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    November 07, 2016
    Mount Royal hosts Lethbridge in 2016-17 home opener The Cougars had their bye week to begin the 2016-17 season, while the Pronghorns split a road series with the MacEwan Griffins. This will be the first matchup between the two sides in three seasons, reigniting the provincial rivalry.
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    August 17, 2016
    Women's Basketball Open Tryouts - September 8th 5-7pm Kenyon Court The Women's Basketball program will be holding open tryouts on Thursday September 8th from 5-7pm on Kenyon Court (main court).
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    August 12, 2016
    Women's Basketball announces 2016-17 recruiting class The Mount Royal Cougars women’s basketball program is proud to announce the commitment of six players for the upcoming 2016-17 season. Maria Belver Blanco, Marnie Garner, Abbey Gillette, Erin Kehrig, Marina Kehrig and Keara McCallum fill out this season’s class of recruits.