YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region Athlete of the Month: Merissah Russell

June/July 2017 Athlete of the Month: Merissah Russell Ottawa basketball player Merissah Russell scored a game-high 11 points in a 64-38 semi-final victory over Colombia to ensure Canada of a medal at the June 7-11 FIBA Americas U16 Women’s Championship in Argentina. The 15-year-old Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School student started the tournament strong with a…

Basketball recruits seek to spur rebound for Gee-Gees women

 By Sports Fanatic The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees women\’s basketball Team tipped off their 2011-2012 season with a one-week training camp held from Aug. 29-Sept. 2. Sixteen girls hit the floor for nine training sessions over five days under the guidance of fourth-year head coach Andy Sparks. In his first two years, coach Sparks\’ teams captured…