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Toronto Varsity Blues - 1997-98 Season

Head Coach:Michele Belanger (19th season)
Other staff: Cathy Casey (Assistant Coach), Mary Ann Kowal (Assistant Coach), Justine Ellison Sharp (Graduate Assistant), Laurel Johnson (Graduate Assistant), Dan Chagnon (Therapist)
League:OUA East

Summary of team record for the season

Conference RecordCIAU RecordOverall Record
W-LPctPointsPPGW-LPctPointsPPGW-LPctPointsPPG
17-30.8501457-113472.8 - 56.726-70.7882394-193572.5 - 58.626-90.7432506-208771.6 - 59.6

Player roster

NoPlayerPosHtEligHometownHigh School (Prior Team)
4Karen Bottineau Guard5-83St. Thomas, ON 
6Stephanie Splitter Post6-13Thornhill, ON 
7Elanna Robson Guard5-81Etobicoke, ON 
8Rachel Ellison Guard5-101Dundas, ON 
9Laura Verbeeten Guard2Toronto, ON 
10Elizabeth Hart Guard5-105Brantford, ON 
11Melissa Bremner Guard5-72Scarborough, ON 
12Samantha Burrows Post6-23Nepean, ON 
13Alicia Brand Forward5-114London, ON 
15Suzanne McAlpine Guard5-92Nepean, ON 

Awards presented

Elizabeth Hart OUA East All-Star Team, OUA East Player of the Year, CIS First Team All-Canadian
Elanna Robson OUA East Rookie of the Year
Laura Verbeeten OUA East All-Star Team

Game results for the season

--- Non-Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Wed Oct 15, 1997UnknownWaterlooWin81-64  
Fri Oct 17, 1997Toronto, ONGuelphWin77-35 Ryerson Classic
Sat Oct 18, 1997Toronto, ONMcMasterWin79-65 Ryerson Classic
Sun Oct 19, 1997Toronto, ONUBCWin64-62 Ryerson Classic
Fri Oct 31, 1997Edmonton, ABWinnipegWin74-69 Edmonton Sun Panda Hoopfest
Sat Nov 1, 1997Edmonton, ABReginaLoss69-78 Edmonton Sun Panda Hoopfest
Sun Nov 2, 1997Edmonton, ABManitobaWin85-70 Edmonton Sun Panda Hoopfest
Sat Nov 8, 1997UnknownBuffaloLoss57-92  
Sun Nov 9, 1997UnknownEastern MichiganLoss55-60  
Fri Jan 2, 1998Toronto, ONLethbridgeWin81-48 Women's Basketball Festival
Sat Jan 3, 1998Toronto, ONAlbertaWin68-58 Women's Basketball Festival
Sun Jan 4, 1998Toronto, ONVictoriaLoss56-62 Women's Basketball Festival
--- Regular Season Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Fri Nov 14, 1997Montreal, QCMcGillWin65-52  
Sat Nov 15, 1997Montreal, QCConcordiaLoss57-60  
Fri Nov 21, 1997Toronto, ONYorkWin65-43  
Sun Nov 23, 1997Sudbury, ONLaurentianLoss61-76  
Fri Nov 28, 1997Toronto, ONBishopsWin78-58  
Sat Nov 29, 1997Toronto, ONLavalWin77-76OT 
Sat Jan 10, 1998Toronto, ONRyersonWin91-71  
Sat Jan 17, 1998Kingston, ONQueensWin68-64  
Fri Jan 23, 1998Toronto, ONOttawaWin74-49  
Sat Jan 24, 1998Toronto, ONCarletonWin94-39  
Fri Jan 30, 1998Toronto, ONConcordiaWin82-70  
Sat Jan 31, 1998Toronto, ONMcGillWin71-57  
Fri Feb 6, 1998Toronto, ONYorkWin82-58  
Sat Feb 7, 1998Toronto, ONLaurentianWin67-48  
Fri Feb 13, 1998Quebec City, QCLavalWin62-55  
Sat Feb 14, 1998Lennoxville, QCBishopsWin74-51  
Sat Feb 21, 1998Toronto, ONQueensLoss59-66  
Sun Feb 22, 1998Toronto, ONRyersonWin85-56  
Fri Feb 27, 1998Ottawa, ONOttawaWin70-54  
Sat Feb 28, 1998Ottawa, ONCarletonWin75-31  
--- Playoff Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Fri Mar 6, 1998Sudbury, ONMcMasterWin91-56 OWIAA Quarterfinal
Sat Mar 7, 1998Sudbury, ONLaurentianLoss51-65 OWIAA Semifinal
Sun Mar 8, 1998Sudbury, ONQueensLoss61-69 OWIAA Bronze Medal


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