Queen's Gazette | Queen's University

Search form

Queen’s hosts U SPORTS Women’s Final 8 Basketball Championship starting March 31

Queen’s is hosting the top Canadian university women’s basketball teams starting Thursday, March 31 at the U SPORTS Women's Final 8 Basketball Championship.

The opening round will see the top-ranked Ryerson Rams face the UPEI Panthers (8) at noon on Thursday, followed by the Brock Badgers (4) vs. the Acadia Axewomen (5) at 3 p.m. The evening session sees the Winnipeg Wesmen (3) face the Laval Rouge et Or at 5:30 p.m., while the host Queen’s Gaels (7) take on the Saskatchewan Huskies (2) at 8 p.m. All games are being played at the Athletics and Recreation Centre.

The gold-medal game is set for Sunday, April 3 at 6 p.m.

Queen's is led into the tournament by OUA East First Team All-Star Julia Chadwick, who finished sixth in OUA scoring with 15.6 points per game and third in rebounding with 9.9 rebounds per game. Also leading the way is Sophie de Goede, a member of the 2021 U SPORTS National Women’s Rugby Championship winning Gaels squad, an OUA East Second Team All-Star after leading the OUA in rebounding, averaging 12.1 per game, while adding 9.8 points per game.

Tournament passes and single-game tickets are available for purchase at gogaelsgo.com.

Related articles

Gaels to open 2022 U SPORTS Final 8 Championship against Saskatchewan

Gaels' two-sport star Sophie de Goede on her time playing rugby and basketball, and playing two national championships at home

Good friends on and off the court, Emma Weltz and Laura Donovan capping year together at U SPORTS Women's Basketball Final 8