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HAWKS OPEN CCAA NATIONALS IN PRIME TIME VS HOST CAMOSUN

HAWKS OPEN CCAA NATIONALS IN PRIME TIME VS HOST CAMOSUN

VICTORIA, BC: The Humber Hawks received little benefit from their CCAA number two ranking and seeding, as they will face host Camosun, on the Chargers home court in the premier 8:00 pm time slot to open the 2017 CCAA championships.

Although Camosun was middle of the pack in the much heralded PACWEST conference, they challenged the best teams, including two five-set losses to the top seed and defending national champions from VIU.

THE MATCH UP

Humber "Hawks"             vs            Camosun "Chargers"
21-0, # 2 seed                                    8-16, # 7 seed

Thursday, March 9, 17
11:00 pm (est)
Camosun College – Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PSIE)
Victoria, British Columbia

LAST TIME OUT

Humber struggled a bit early, but then rolled to their tenth consecutive OCAA title, earning a bid to the 2017 Nationals. The final was where the Hawks played their best, dispatching the previously undefeated Durham Lords in straight sets. The host Chargers lost their quarter-final to eventual PACWEST bronze medalist Capilano.

SCOUTING CAMOSUN

  • Camosun has never won a PACWEST gold medal, and the last time the team appeared on the podium was 2014-15 season, with a silver medal
  • They feature a foursome of players that check in at six foot tall or above, led by Taylor Ellis and Lainey Jantzi, both at 6' 1"
  • Sarah Hughes was the Camosun Player of the Game in their quarter-final loss to Capilano
  • Megan Ireland was selected as the PACWEST Rookie of the Year and a member of the All-Rookie Team

HAWK NOTES

  • Humber is coming off their best showing at Nationals, as they scored a bronze medal at the event last year in PEI
  • Head Coach Chris Wilkins just passed his brother Wayne on the Humber all-time coaches win list. His 316 victories put him just two behind the Hawks all-time leader Mike Katz. Katz, a winner of five CCAA men's basketball national championships is in the OCAA and CCAA Hall of Fame

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