When the Game is Gone

by Michael Sun, CCR Canada It was all over for Marianne Alarie and Maddie Morris. As the clock wound down into the night on Feb. 20, 2019, so did the Queen's University Gaels’ chances of winning their Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoff game against the York University Lions. Along with it, so did Alarie and Morris' university basketball careers.…

Jacob Smith Steps Into the Spotlight, Reflects Back on Two Years Covering Brock Basketball

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. -- "One day you’re going to look back on everything you did, and you’re going to say, 'damn, I really did that.'” Those were the words of Jacob Smith on his Twitter account (@JaySmithBall) back on May 13th, 2019. Since then, Smith has graduated from Brock University, and his tenure with the…

Masikewich, Demeke Lead Team White to 112-78 Win Over Team Red at Inaugural BioSteel All-Canadian Women’s Showcase

TORONTO, Ont. -- Sunday was a historic day for women's basketball in Canada. In total, 24 of the best women's high school basketball players from across the country took to the court inside the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport on the campus of the University of Toronto. For the first time in its five-year…

Carleton Rolls to 14th National Championship with 83-49 Rout of Calgary

HALIFAX, N.S. -- For the 14th time in school history, the Carleton Ravens reign supreme in U Sports men's basketball. Last season, the Ravens saw their seven-year title run come to an end with a loss in the semi-finals to the Ryerson Rams. 84-76. The Ravens bounced back to pick up a five-point win over the McGill Redmen…

Introducing the First Annual CCR Canada Player of the Year Fan Voted Awards

SARNIA, Ontario -- It's easy for us to give out awards, but why not put the power in the hands of the people who watch the games on a regular basis. It's time for the fans to let their voices be heard. After four years of running a similar online voting contest for players and…

Erin Burns’ Final Stand

by: Michael Sun, The Charlatan This Wednesday is Erin Burns’ seniors’ night. It’s the final home regular season home game for the Marauders guard. It will also be end of an era for her and her family. Burns and her older sister Liz (she calls her Elizabeth) have both played five years in the Marauder…

St. Thomas Tommies Looking to Build Off Strong Finish to the First Semester

FREDERICTON, N.B. -- To call the first three games out of the break important for the St. Thomas Tommies would be an understatement. The Tommies enter the 2019 calendar year on a modest two-game winning streak to get some momentum at their backs after a dismal start to the season. Seven straight losses saw St. Thomas slide…

Top Teams From the OCAA Set to Square Off in East vs. West Holiday Series

TORONTO, Ontario -- The best of the best from across the OCAA will take to the court over the weekend to close out 2018 in a big way. The George Brown Huskies are gearing up to host their annual East vs. West Holiday Series at their Casa Loma campus. Three teams from both the East and…