Two student-athletes from McGill – basketball star Mariam Sylla and hockey player Cedric McNicoll – will represent the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec among the eight national finalists for the 23rd annual BLG Awards, announced on April 22. The BLG Awards were established in 1993 to recognize the top female and male athletes from universities affiliated with CIS.
Hockey player Cedric McNicoll of Boucherville, Que., and basketball star Mariam Sylla of Conakry, the capital city of Guinea, were named male and female athletes of the year, respectively, at the 38th annual McGill varsity sports awards gala, held at the EVO Montreal student residence on April 9.
Korissa Williams scored a game-high 21 points and pulled down 14 rebounds as the No.1-ranked Windsor Lancers defeated third-seeded McGill 60-47 to capture their fifth consecutive Bronze Baby trophy as CIS champions in women’s basketball, Sunday, at the PEPS Centre on the campus of Université Laval. McGill’s silver-medal result was the best-ever finish at the CIS tourney for the Martlets.
Goaltender Kelly Campbell of St. Thomas, Ont., made 38 saves as the second-seeded Western Mustangs stunned top-ranked McGill 5-0 to capture their first-ever CIS women’s hockey championship, Sunday. The heavily-favoured and high-powered Martlets dominated and outshot Western 38-15 but were turned aside at every opportunity by Campbell, the tournament MVP who saved 93 of 94 shots in the three-game tourney.
Fifth-year point-guard Dianna Ros of Montreal, scored a team-high dozen points and All-Canadian Mariam Sylla knocked down the winning bucket as No.3 McGill rallied to edge second-seeded UBC 59-57 in a semifinal overtime thriller at the CIS Final Eight women’s basketball, held at the PEPS Centre, Saturday. The Martlets advance to today’s CIS national final for the first time in school history.
Gabrielle Davidson of Pointe Claire Que., scored on a power-play with 49 seconds remaining and Taylor Hough, a junior from Toronto, earned her first career shutout as the top-ranked McGill women’s hockey team skated to a 1-0 victory over No. 4 St. Francis Xavier in a nail-biting semifinal at the CIS Final Eight national championship tournament yesterday in Calgary.
Senior Gabriela Hebert and All-Canadian Mariam Sylla eached produced “double-doubles” as the No.3-seeded Martlets beat the No.6-seeded Saint Mary’s Huskies in the opening game of the ArcelorMittal CIS Final 8 women’s basketball championships at the Centre PEPS, Thursday.
Melodie Daoust scored three goals as the top-seeded McGill University women’s hockey team dominated the No.8-seeded Calgary Dinos in a CIS Final Eight national championship quarter-final at the Markin MacPhail Centre, Thursday.
Melodie Daoust registered a hat-trick as top-ranked McGill cruised to a one-sided 7-2 victory over the No.2-ranked Université de Montréal Carabins to capture the Dr. Ed Enos Trophy as RSEQ women’s hockey champions before a crowd of 361 at McConnell Arena, Sunday.
Game MVP Mariam Sylla registered a “double-double” and knocked down the winning basket in the dying seconds as McGill rallied for a thrilling 53-51 victory over the UQAM Citadins before a crowd of 514 at the Mitchell gym on Saturday afternoon, to capture the RSEQ women’s basketball championship for the fourth consecutive year, the second straight against UQAM.