St. Clair College Hosting OCAA Women’s Basketball Championships
The St. Clair College Women’s Basketball team have been biding their time as host of the 2020 OCAA Provincial Championship Final 8 Tournament being played March 6-8 at the SportsPlex. But after sitting out the crossover playoff round the Saints will get their chance Friday in the quarterfinals against George Brown College (Toronto) with tip time set for 6:00pm.
With an automatic berth into the Championship the Lady Saints had a fine season finishing 3rd in the West Division with a 14-4 record and were ranked 3rd overall in the OCAA’s final poll. George Brown finished the season ranked 6th in the province after a 13-3 record in the East Division. St. Clair is also ranked 13th in the country but will need to win the Gold Medal on Sunday if they want to qualify for the National Championship being hosted by Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, BC March 18-21. Last year St. Clair won the OCAA Silver Medal and advanced to the National Championship for just the second time in program history.
St. Clair is led in scoring by 5’6” 3rd year guards Logan and Jana Kucera (Chatham, ON). Logan is 10th in provincial scoring at 16.4 points per game while adding 6.3 rebounds per contest. Jana is 8th in provincial assists dishing out 3.9 per game and sits 16th in OCAA scoring at 15.1 per game. 5’9” swing player Noor Bazzi (Windsor, ON/Vincent Massey) also averages double figures at 12.2 points per game for the Saints to go with 6.8 rebounds. Mid-season addition 6’0” forward Nicole Tamm (Windsor, ON/Holy Names) is scoring 8.9 points while adding 7.1 rebounds per game. 5’5” guard Keirsten Tomkins (Sarnia, ON) is 4th in provincial rebounding at 10.7 per game for St. Clair.
George Brown will counter with a pair of top 10 OCAA scorers in 5th year 5’4” guard Zae Sellers (Minneapolis, MN) and 2nd year 5’10” swing player Victoria Lawrence (Ottawa, ON). Sellers is 4th in provincial scoring at 19.3 points per game with Lawrence 8th at 16.9 per game while adding 9.0 rebounds per contest for the Huskies.
All games for the Championship will be streamed by We-Digital Productions and can be accessed via the OCAA Live link at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/stclair