The Happiness of Elizabeth Leblanc

by Michael Sun, The Charlatan LONDON, Ont. — Elizabeth Leblanc was going to teacher’s college. She knew that last summer. What she didn’t know was that she would be playing basketball again – and enjoying it. Leblanc – known as Becky – finished off an illustrious four-year career at Carleton University in 2018. She was…

CCR Canada Launches Four Quarters Podcast

SARNIA, Ont. — There are four quarters in a collegiate basketball game in Canada, and each of those quarters is 10 minutes in length. We took that format and turned it into a podcast. College Court Report (CCR) Canada is thrilled to expand its media coverage repertoire for both Men’s and Women’s Basketball in the…

Caroline Hummell Putting Research Into Practice at Queen’s

KINGSTON, Ont. – Every player is different. Whether it’s during mid-game situations, in practice, or away from basketball in the classroom, players are wired differently. It takes time to understand what makes players tick, and that can pose significant challenges for coaches as they try to build chemistry within their team and systems for a…

Resilient Laurier Rekindle Memories with Leaders Taking Next Step Forward

by Michael Sun, The Charlatan Paul Falco and the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks returned to the scene of one of their most memorable victories at Carleton last weekend. They almost pulled off another. Falco, the Laurier head coach in his 12th season with the team, saw former Ravens women’s head coach Taffe Charles (now the…

Pace and Progress at the Front of Mind for Queen’s Women’s Basketball

by Michael Sun, The Charlatan KINGSTON, Ont. — New Queen’s Gaels women’s basketball head coach James Bambury doesn’t talk about winning and losing much. Instead, he focuses on progress over results. “I do not ever see myself using the word win,” Bambury said. “Because that’s something beyond our control.” He knows. Bambury was the head coach…

When the Game is Gone

by Michael Sun, CCR Canada It was all over for Marianne Alarie and Maddie Morris. As the clock wound down into the night on Feb. 20, 2019, so did the Queen’s University Gaels’ chances of winning their Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoff game against the York University Lions. Along with it, so did Alarie and Morris’ university basketball careers….