Matchups set for Women's Basketball National Championship

Matchups set for Women's Basketball National Championship
NAIT Ooks (3) vs. VIU Mariners (6) 
Thursday, March 17 at 1 p.m. (ET)
The Ooks captured the ACAC Championship with a 69-66 victory over St. Mary’s. NAIT, which finished second in the North Division with a 20-4 record in the regular season, ousted the previously unbeaten, and CCAA top-ranked, Lethbridge Kodiaks in the conference semi-finals. NAIT will face VIU, which captured gold in the PACWEST Championship final with a 65-51 victory over the Capitano Blues. Led by forward Sienna Pollard, VIU went 19-2 in the regular season to finish atop the conference standings.

Humber Hawks (2) vs. St. Mary’s Lightning (7)
Thursday, March 17 at 3 p.m. (ET)
The Humber Hawks captured their second straight OCAA Championship with a dominating 71-43 victory over the Mohawk Mountaineers. Led by point guard Ceejay Nofuente, the Hawks went a perfect 18-0 to finish atop the OCAA’s West Division standings. They’ll face the wildcard St. Mary’s Lightning, who were defeated in the ACAC Championship final by the NAIT Ooks. The Lightning, led by Montana Romeril, went 18-3 in the regular season and finished second in the ACAC’s South Division. They ousted the unbeaten Lakeland Rustlers (24-0) in the conference semi-finals.

Dynamiques de Sainte-Foy (1) vs. St. Clair Saints (8)
Thursday, March 17 at 6 p.m. (ET)
Sainte-Foy dethroned three-time defending National Champion Montmorency with an 87-76 victory in the RSEQ Championship final. Sainte-Foy finished tied atop the conference standings with a 15-3 record in the regular season. The last ten CCAA Champions in Women’s Basketball have come from the RSEQ. They’ll face the host Saints, who went 13-5 this season and finished fourth in the OCAA’s tough West Division. St. Clair was defeated by division-rival Humber 90-81 in the OCAA quarter-finals.

Holland Hurricanes (4) vs. Nomades de Montmorency (5)
Thursday, March 17 at 8:15 p.m. (ET)
The Hurricanes defeated the Crandall Chargers 82-54 for the ACAA Championship. Jazlin Barker and Jenea Barrett led Holland to an 18-2 record and first-place finish in the regular season. They’ll face Montmorency, the RSEQ’s wildcard entry which happens to be the three-time defending CCAA Champions. The Nomades went 15-3 this season to finish in a tie for first place with Sainte-Foy in the RSEQ. Montmorency fell to the Dynamiques however in the gold-medal match.

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