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University sports: Classic Carleton

Updated On: February 11, 2015
The Carleton Ravens swatted back the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees 79-66 to end the Gee-Gees’ perfect 14-0 run in Ontario University Athletics men’s basketball play on Feb. 6 at the MBNA Capital Hoops Classic.

Tigers’ ‘family’ mentality lifts girls’ basketball team to first OFSAA crown

Updated On: January 12, 2015
There were countless hours practicing in the gym, dedication from players and coaches alike to put the best possible tactical systems in place, an extended season in the community club ranks and experience gained from last year’s OFSAA appearance, but St. Matthew Tigers head coach Rick Despatie believes there was really just one ingredient that made the difference for his 2014 OFSAA champs: team.

Local Raven basketball grad named Academic All-Canadian

Updated On: November 12, 2014
Former Carleton Ravens star Tyson Hinz, now a pro basketball player in Holland, was recognized as a Canadian Interuniversity Sport top-8 academic All-Canadian for achieving a 10.56 out of 12 GPA in his final year of commerce studies.

Pilypaitis sees limited court time in solid Canadian FIBA worlds showing

Updated On: October 9, 2014
Coming off a concussion before the tournament, Orleans native Courtnay Pilypaitis played no more than nine minutes in any of Canada's seven games at the Sept. 27-Oct. 5 FIBA women's basketball world championships in Turkey.

Ottawa bball teams win Ontario Summer Games gold & silver

Updated On: September 6, 2014
The nation’s capital proved they were the provincial capital when it comes to basketball at the 2014 Ontario Summer Games, with its girls’ and boys’ teams coming away with gold and silver medals respectively from the Aug. 7-10 event in Windsor.

Pilypaitis expects to be back from concussion in time for worlds

Updated On: September 6, 2014
Ottawa native Courtnay Pilypaitis was fully psyched up for her biggest competition since her team’s quarter-final appearance at the London 2012 Olympics. And she still is despite sustaining a concussion in practice prior to Canada’s departure for a series of European exhibition games in advance of the Sept. 27-Oct. 5 FIBA women’s basketball world championships in Turkey.

Ottawa player, coach excel at FIBA U17 basketball worlds

Updated On: September 6, 2014
Former Ottawa Guardsmen basketball player Eddie Ekiyor helped Canada to a strong sixth-place performance at the Aug. 8-16 U17 FIBA World Championship in Dubai.

3 more local basketball players to wear Team Canada stripes this summer

Updated On: August 9, 2014
Carleton Ravens guards Philip and Thomas Scrubb were chosen to play for the Canadian senior men's basketball national team for a series of 11 exhibition games in Europe from July 24-Aug. 12.

Continental silver for local Team Canada ballers

Created On: July 28, 2014
Two of the brightest budding local basketball stars got the chance to swap their club team uniforms for Canadian national team colours in June, as Corey Johnson and Biniam Ghebrekidan competed at the FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship in Colorado Springs, CO.

East end's basketball clubs excel provincially

Updated On: June 6, 2014
While the pro basketball world watched the Toronto Raptors’ “Northern Uprising” during their breakthrough run this season, a pair of local basketball teams made a similar impact on the Ontario basketball scene.

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