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Sunday, March 13, 2016


OTTAWA, Ont. - Canadian Interuniversity Sport announced Sunday the seeding for next weekend’s CIS Women’s Basketball Championship, with the University of Regina earning the No. 4 seed after going 17-3 in conference play and placing second at the Canada West Final Four.

The Cougars will match up against Ontario University Sport champion and No. 5-seeded Ryerson on Thursday in the quarterfinals. It will mark the first time that the two teams have ever met in a CIS Championship game.

With a scheduled start of 8 p.m. ADT, the Regina/Ryerson matchup will be the last of the four quarterfinal games to be played.

“The four/five matchup is always a tough one and this one won’t be any different,” Cougars head coach Dave Taylor said. “They’re an extremely well-coached team with Carly Clarke leading them, they’ve got a potential Nan Copp winner, and they’re one of the highest-tempo teams in the country. It’ll be a great challenge for us.”

Making matters even more interesting, that potential Nan Copp award winner - given to the CIS Player of the Year - has a University of Regina connection. Ryerson guard Keneca Pingue-Giles is the older sibling of twin sisters Kyanna Giles and Kyia Giles, both stars at Sisler High School in Winnipeg who have committed to the Cougars for the 2016-17 season.

Other quarterfinal games include No. 2 Saskatchewan against No. 7-seeded Ottawa (1:00 ADT), No. 3 Saint Mary’s squaring off against No. 6 Alberta (3:00), and top-seeded McGill taking on host New Brunswick (6:00). The two consolation semifinals will be played on Friday, with the semifinals and consolation final to be played on Saturday and the championship game and third-place game scheduled for Sunday.

All 11 games will be webcast at Saturday’s semifinals will also be broadcast on Sportsnet ONE, while Sunday’s final will be picked up live by Sportsnet 360.

(Courtesy Braden Konschuh/Cougar Athletics)

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