Friday, March 06, 2009

CIS Corner: Must avoid ... March Madness/Avril wordplay

Nice feature in the Van Province on Simon Fraser Clan centre Matteke Hutzler "from tiny Napanee, Ont.," whose No. 1-seeded Clan face the Ottawa Gee-Gees in the first game of the CIS Final 8 women's basketball championship.
"And the new Hutzler's attitude hasn't been lost on Clan head coach Bruce Langford.

"' It's taken her a while to get hooked on the game of basketball, but right now, she is hooked,' he said. "Is she just scratching the surface? I think she's still beneath the surface, maybe just starting to stick her head up for air.' "
Napanee is tiny, yes, but it stands to add another name to its roll call of Gee-Gees nemeses which begins with Carleton coach Dave Smart. It would be great if Ottawa pulled it off somehow, but loyalty to my birthplace has to come first.

(Update: Simon Fraser won, 89-42, with Hutzler producing a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double. Hannah Sunley-Paisley had 17 & 10 for Ottawa; tough way for Gee-Gees such as Katie Laurie to go out.)

Muddy sees clearly now, Clan forward playing her best basketball as CIS nats set to begin (Howard Tsumura, Little Man at Campus)

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