HAMILTON - Twenty of the best Ontario University Athletics (OUA) women's basketball players come together as West and East face-off on Saturday, May 7 in the OUA All-Star Game at RIM Park in Waterloo, Ont. as part of Ontario Basketball’s (OBA) 2011 Ontario Cup Provincial Championships. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. and admission is free of charge.
Headlining the OUA West team is OUA and Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) player of the year Jessica Clemençon (St. Rambert, France) of the Windsor Lancers. The second-year forward led the league in scoring, recording 419 points through the season which culminated with a sweep of the OUA and CIS championships on home court. Joining Clemençon is Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks product Renata Adamczyk (Greensville, Ont.), this year's Joy Bellinger Award recipient, and previous two-time West defender of the year. The two major award winners will join forces with first team all-star Whitney Gorges (Welland, Ont.) of Brock and second team all-stars Taylor Chiarot (Hamilton, Ont.) from McMaster, Lakehead's Lindsay Druery (Smithville, Ont.), Brock’s Emily McKay (Toronto) and Miah-Marie Langlois (Windsor, Ont.) of the Lancers. Representing the West all rookie team are Lacey Knox (Kingston, Ont.) and Laura Dally (Bright's Grove, Ont.) of the Mustangs, and Windsor's Korissa Williams (Windsor, Ont.). This West team is looking to defend last year's all-star title. Western’s Jenny Vaughn (Dundas, Ont.) will be in attendance for the day’s festivities but unable to play due to injury. The West will be coached by Laurier head coach PAUL FALCO
, the 2010-11 West Coach of the Year.
For a second consecutive year the OUA East player of the year Hannah Sunley-Paisley (Toronto) of the Ottawa Gee-Gees will be a force in the middle for the East squad. The fourth-year centre ranked fifth this season in scoring, averaging 15.91 points per game. Joining Sunley-Paisley is Katie Goggins (Hamner, Ont.) who won both the Defensive Player of the Year and the East Joy Bellinger Award this past season. The four-time Academic All-Canadian scored 273 points over 20 games this season and recorded 101 defensive rebounds, 69 steals. The rest of the roster is made up of first team all-stars Ashley MacDonald (Port Colborne, Ont.) of Ryerson, and Laurentian’s Lisa Furchner (Sudbury, Ont.), second team all-stars Brittany Szockyj (Niagara on the Lake, Ont.) of York, and Toronto’s Sherri Pierce (Brampton, Ont.) and from the East all rookie team, Liz Boag (Kingston, Ont.) and Gemma Bullard (Guelph, Ont.) will done the Gaels gold as representatives from Queen’s. Toronto’s first team all-star Nicki Schutz (Toronto) will be on hand but sidelined due to injury. In her absence, East coach of the year Michèle Bélanger of the Toronto Varsity Blues hands the all-star coaching duties to her two assistants Christine Cho and Jim Henderson.
A full day of events is planned before the all-star game, beginning with a sold-out OBA Mega Hoops Mania clinic run by the OUA all-stars at 11 a.m. This three hour, fun‐filled, action packed skill session will lead participants through progressive activities as they learn the proper execution of basketball fundamentals. Following the clinic the all-stars will take to the court in an interactive skills competition. From 2:30 till 6 p.m. all fans will be welcome to test their skills, and see how they match up against the OUA all-stars.
The OUA all-star game is being held in conjunction with the U17 Juvenile girls and U19 Junior women OBA Provincial Championships, with games taking place in the Waterloo region all weekend.
OUA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ALL-STAR GAME ROSTERS
OUA WEST ROSTER
Jessica Clemençon Windsor Lancers
Renata Adamczyk Laurier Golden Hawks
Whitney Gorges Brock Badgers
Miah-Marie Langlois Windsor Lancers
Taylor Chiarot McMaster Marauders
Emily McKay Brock Badgers
Lindsay Druery Lakehead Thunderwolves
Lacey Knox Western Mustangs
Laura Dally Western Mustangs
Korissa Williams Windsor Lancers
Jenny Vaughn Western Mustangs
Coach: PAUL FALCO
, Laurier Golden Hawks
OUA EAST ROSTER
Hannah Sunley-Paisley Ottawa Gee-Gees
Katie Goggins Laurentian Lady Vees
Lisa Furchner Laurentian Lady Vees
Nicki Schutz Toronto Varsity Blues
Ashley MacDonald Ryerson Rams
Brittany Szockyj York Lions
Sherri Pierce Toronto Varsity Blues
Liz Boag Queen’s Gaels
Gemma Bullard Queen’s Gaels
Coaches: Christine Cho and Jim Henderson, Toronto Varsity Blues