The Chicoutimiennnes Jane Won and Claudia Émond hope that this time will be good for the women’s basketball team of the Red and Gold of the University Laval, to end the reign without sharing seven years of Martlets of McGill. It is a good start to the representatives of the nation’s Capital, which sits at the top of the ranking of the Top-10 canadian at the break with five wins in as many outings.
The two former players of the Black and Gold of the’odyssée Dominique-Racine, now the Mustangs, are passing to the Saguenay in time for the Holidays. They took the opportunity Saturday to participate in a tournament of 3 on 3 organized by Saguenay Basketball and was attended by over 180 players at the Cégep de Chicoutimi. They have also won top honors in the friendly competition in the company of their former teammates Alexandra Tremblay and Catherine Desbiens, winning in the final against a formation composed of players of the Cougars, Cégep de Chicoutimi.
1 Jane Won was named to the second all-star team in the RSEQ last season after winning the title of player par excellence the previous season.
THE EVERYDAY LIFE, MICHEL TREMBLAY
Claudia Emond and Jane Won combine their efforts in the next few weeks to try to lead the Red and Gold to a first provincial title since 2011. Last year, the door-colors of Red and Gold led by 13 points in the 4th and last quarter during the ultimate game, but the Martlets have made a spectacular comeback to win a seventh championship in a row. “We spend close to every year,” said winger Jane Won. The latter was elected on the second all-star team of the réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) last year after having been named player of the year in 2016-2017, who had missed the entire previous season due to an injury to his knee. “Each year, it is always a good start to the season. The difference will be felt in the matches that are really going to count because it is there that it was of misery. We are going to see in the series”, advance the student to the master’s degree in chemistry.
“It’s been two or three years that we had the best team on paper, but it has more difficulties in the provincial Championship. This year, we work a lot on our attitude of winning” continues for its part, the rear Claudia Émond, who is taking his fifth and final season in the university ranks. Including preseason matchups, the Red and Gold was still not known defeat in 12 matches since September.
3 Claudia Émond dispute its fifth and final season with the Red and Gold of the University Laval.
THE EVERYDAY LIFE, MICHEL TREMBLAY
The troops of head coach Guillaume Giroux have also competed three times at the national Championships Elite 8 in the last four years, being eliminated last march in the quarter-finals. “It was a club confident enough. There has been a lot of players in the fifth grade. We also added some girls who have experience in the NCAA and that we bring a little more baggage, especially on the defensive game. We have a lot of confidence in our means,” says Claudia Emond.
Individually, the two Chicoutimiennes 24 years of age are also experiencing a good start to the season, amassing around a dozen points per game. Claudia Émond has notably achieved a performance of 21 points in a win 83-61 on the UQAM. She missed the next match due to a minor injury that is now completely healed, she says.
“On the individual aspect, there are so a talented team. We don’t need to score 20 points per game even if it is bonus, to claim the student in the bachelor of sports intervention.
SUCCESS OF THE TOURNAMENT, 3 ON 3 CHRISTMAS
Even before his presentation, the Tournament basketball 3 vs 3 Christmas was guaranteed to be a success. The conduct of the event in the gymnasium of the Cégep de Chicoutimi has been confirmed throughout the day on Saturday.
The players were also treated to small onion. In particular, employees of Rémix Health were on hand to provide physiotherapy treatments and chiropractic. “On the number of matches, there are all the time aches and pains that come out. We make sure to treat them well”, to entrust Philippe Hurtubise.