2017-18 MRU Cougars Women's Basketball News

  • Six Alberta recruits join Cougars for 2018-19 season
    May 08, 2018
    CALGARY - The Mount Royal Cougars women’s basketball program is pleased to announce it's recruiting class for the 2018-19 season.  This year’s class includes six players all hailing from top high school and club programs from Alberta.
  • Donaghy highlights annual Cougar Night
    March 28, 2018
    CALGARY - Another season has come and gone and the Mount Royal Cougars Athletics and Recreation department hosted their annual Cougar Night at the Bella Concert Hall to celebrate the successes of the latest U SPORTS season.
  • Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week: January 30-February 5, 2018
    February 06, 2018
    CALGARY - Becky Nash and Riley Friesen have been named the Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week for the week of January 30-February 5, 2018.
  • Cougars season concludes with loss to Dinos
    February 02, 2018
    CALGARY, Alta – The Mount Royal University Cougars and University of Calgary Dinos tipped-off the final game of the regular season Friday night at Kenyon Court. The Dinos took the first half of the home-and-home series Thursday night on their home floor, coming away with a 107-54 victory. The Dinos were able to take the second game of the series, coming away with a 79-52 over their crosstown rivals.
  • Cougars fall to Dinos in Crowchild Classic matchup
    February 01, 2018
    CALGARY – Hitting the century mark at home for Pack the Jack night put the University of Calgary Dinos women’s basketball team well on their way to victory as they dominated their crosstown rival Mount Royal Cougars 107-54 Thursday night.
  • Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week: January 23-29, 2018
    January 29, 2018
    CALGARY - Two basketball players combined to score a total of 126 points over the weekend when the teams headed to Victoria to take on the Vikes. Josh Ross and Gala Mestres have been named the Under Armour and Players Bench Athletes of the Week for the week of January 23-29, 2018.
  • Cougars put up valiant effort in loss to Vikes
    January 27, 2018
    VICTORIA – The UVic Vikes women's basketball team leaned on their veteran leaders late to overcome a fourth quarter deficit and defeat the visiting Mount Royal Cougars by a score of 85-82 inside the CARSA Performance Gym on Jan. 27.
  • Cougars put up fight, but fall to Vikes
    January 26, 2018
    VICTORIA – What was once an 18-point advantage shrunk all the way four late in the game but in the end the UVic Vikes women's basketball team was able to fend off the Mount Royal Cougars to pick up their ninth-straight victory, by a score of 85-75, inside the CARSA Performance Gym on Jan. 26.
  • Pandas edge Cougars in Saturday matinee game
    January 20, 2018
    CALGARY – The second game of the weekend series between the Mount Royal University Cougars and University of Alberta Pandas tipped-off Saturday afternoon at Kenyon Court.
  • Pandas get road win over Cougars
    January 19, 2018
    CALGARY -  Friday night marked the annual U Sports Shoot For The Cure game at Mount Royal University, where the University of Alberta Pandas visited the Cougars at Kenyon Court to kick off their weekend series.
  • Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week: January 9-15, 2018
    January 15, 2018
    CALGARY - This week's Under Armour and Players Bench Athletes of the Week are two Cougars basketball players for the week of Jan. 9-15, 2018.
  • MRU gets their first win of the season
    January 13, 2018
    EDMONTON – Determined to put an end to a 13-game, season-long losing streak, the Mount Royal University Cougars set up shop outside the three-point line in the first quarter on Saturday night.
  • Cougars lose in dying seconds to Griffins
    January 12, 2018
    EDMONTON – Amid a scrappy, rugged, uncut diamond in the rough kind of basketball game, Mackenzie Farmer found a way to deliver a silky-smooth strike from behind the arc with mere seconds left on Friday. The kind you would want to frame.
  • Regina complete weekend sweep with Saturday win over Mount Royal
    January 06, 2018
    REGINA, Sask. – The University of Regina’s women’s basketball team completed a weekend sweep on Saturday night with a 93-41 victory over Mount Royal at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health & Sport.
  • Regina improve to 10-1 with record win over Mount Royal
    January 05, 2018
    REGINA, Sask. – Ranked No. 3 in the nation, the University of Regina’s women’s basketball team returned from a long layoff and hit the century mark in a big 101-31 win over Mount Royal on Friday night at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health & Sport.
  • Women's basketball announces mid-season recruit
    December 21, 2017
    CALGARY - After a tough first half of the season, the Mount Royal Cougars women's basketball team is pleased to announce the signing of Gala Mestres, eligible for January 2018. 
  • Cougars student-athletes honoured as Academic All-Canadians
    December 05, 2017
    CALGARY – At the Academic All-Canadians breakfast on Dec. 5, presented by Enterprise, forty-one of the Mount Royal University Cougars' student-athletes in four faculties have been named U SPORTS Academic All-Canadians for the 2016-17 season. 
  • Cougars Comeback Falls Just Short
    November 25, 2017
    CALGARY – The Mount Royal University Cougars and Thompson Rivers University WolfPack completed their weekend series Saturday afternoon at Kenyon Court. Despite a big-second half comeback effort by the Cougars, the WolfPack came away with a 70-64 win. Michelle Bos had another big game, scoring 17 points and grabbing seven rebounds. Leilani Carney and Kanesha Reeves both were key to the WolfPack win as Carney finished with 12 points and nine rebounds, while Reeves used her good shooting night to score 14 points. The WolfPack hit 13 threes and shot 41% from behind the arc to spark their offense.
  • Cougars fall at home to Wolfpack
    November 24, 2017
    CALGARY – The Mount Royal University Cougars and Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack tipped off their weekend series Friday night at Kenyon Court. The Wolfpack were able to come away with a 67-59 victory after a tightly contested game. They were led by Michelle Bos who finished with 19 points and seven rebounds. Jordon Haggerty chipped in to the Wolfpack efforts on the glass with eight rebounds and Leilani Carney contributed 11 points while making three three-pointers. The Wolfpack found their success from the three-point line and the free throw line, making seven threes and 16 free-throws.
  • Cougars swept by Bisons
    November 18, 2017
    CALGARY, Alta – The Mount Royal Cougars and Manitoba Bisons tipped-off the second game of their weekend series Saturday afternoon at Kenyon Court.
  • Hot shooting leads Bisons to win over Cougars
    November 17, 2017
    CALGARY, Alta – The Mount Royal University Cougars welcomed the Manitoba Bisons to Kenyon Court on Friday night to tip-off the weekend series.
  • Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week: November 6-12, 2017
    November 14, 2017
    CALGARY - Riley Friesen and Becky Nash have been named the Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week for the week of November 6-12th, 2017.
  • Pronghorns Overcome Halftime Deficit to Remain Undefeated
    November 11, 2017
    CALGARY, Alta – The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns visited the Mount Royal Cougars at Kenyon Court Saturday night, to cap off a home and home series. In the first game of the series, the Pronghorns took a 72-56 win on their home floor to keep their perfect record intact. The Pronghorns were able to come back from a 14-point halftime deficit and take the second game of the series by a score of 75-61. Leading the way offensively for Lethbridge was Danielle Fritzke who caught fire in the second half, hitting five three-pointers and leading the Pronghorn comeback. Katie Keith filled the stat sheet impacting both ends of the floor, ending with eight points, 10 rebounds, four assists and six steals.
  • Cougars fall to 'Horns on the road
    November 09, 2017
    Lethbridge - The Lethbridge Pronghorns remained perfect on the 2017-18 season, moving to 5-0 with a 72-56 win over the Mount Royal Cougars in the front half of a home-and-home series.
  • Cougars drop close game to Cascades
    November 05, 2017
    ABBOTSFORD, BC - A fourth-quarter scoring outburst from Sara Simovic sparked the University of the Fraser Valley women’s basketball team to a 76-64 victory over the Mount Royal Cougars on Saturday evening. The Cascades, coming off a 68-47 victory over the Cougars on Friday, trailed 48-47 heading to the fourth quarter of Saturday’s rematch at the Envision Financial Athletic Centre. But that’s when Simovic caught fire. The fifth-year guard from Nanaimo, B.C. scored 11 of her 17 points in the final frame, highlighted by a trio of three-pointers, as the hosts pulled away. UFV leveled its record at 2-2, while the Cougars fell to 0-4. “I had a really bad first half, and I had to pull it out somehow because we needed it,” Simovic said afterward. “It was a close game, kind of scary, so you just find it within. I think it was just not second-guessing myself at all – just grab it, shoot it. I knew I was shooting before I even got it, and that’s probably why it went in.” The Cascades built a 20-15 lead after the first quarter, but the Cougars hung tough and cut the deficit to 34-33 at the break after Michelle Tiffany hit a layup at the buzzer. Taylor Claggett carried the Cascades offensively over the first 20 minutes, racking up 11 points. The visitors leveraged their size advantage in the paint – they outrebounded UFV 52-45 for the game – and edged ahead in the third quarter, setting the stage for Simovic. She hit three-pointers on back-to-back possessions midway through the frame, but Tiffany responded with a couple treys of her own to keep the Cougars close. Simovic wasn’t done, though – she converted a driving layup followed by her third triple of the quarter to put UFV up 68-60 with 2:30 left, and the Cascades kept the Cougars at bay from there. “I’m happy for Sara,” Cascades head coach Al Tuchscherer said. “She had a real big fourth quarter for us and knocked down some shots, and we know that she can be that sort of player. She hasn’t been playing with a lot of confidence, and even in the first half, I didn’t think she was fantastic tonight. We talked about that at halftime, and she really responded to that.” The Cascades’ outstanding forward duo of Shayna Litman (20 points, seven rebounds) and Claggett (18 points, seven rebounds, four assists) also had huge performances. Tiffany paced the Cougars with 14 poins, while Erin Kehrig (13 points) and Abbey Gillette (12) also scored in double figures. The Cascades basketball teams hit the road next week to face the Regina Cougars.
  • Cascades victorious over Cougars in home opener
    November 04, 2017
    The University of the Fraser Valley women’s basketball team broke the game open in the third quarter on Friday, pulling away for a decisive 68-47 victory over the Mount Royal Cougars in their home opener. Offence was slow to materialize for both teams in the first half at the Envision Financial Athletic Centre, which ended with the Cascades holding a 26-20 lead. The third quarter was a different story – UFV outscored the Cougars 27-11 in the frame, mustering more points over that 10-minute stretch than they had in the entire first half. The Cascades (1-2) and Cougars (0-3) clash again on Saturday evening (5 p.m. tip-off, Envision Financial Athletic Centre).
  • Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week: October 23-29, 2017
    October 30, 2017
    CALGARY - The Mount Royal Cougars basketball teams opened up their seasons this weekend on Kenyon Court and two athletes earned the Under Armour and Players Bench Athlete of the Week Honours for the week of Oct. 23-29.
  • Cougars struggle to convert chances in loss to Wesmen
    October 28, 2017
    CALGARY, Alta – Friday night saw the beginning of a new basketball season, as the Winnipeg Wesmen visited the Mount Royal Cougars at Kenyon Court. The Wesmen emerged victorious with a 77-52 win. The Wesmen used defensive pressure to throw the Cougars off their game and help them get out to a lead early and never look back. Leading the way on the offensive end for the Wesmen was Antoinette Miller and Faith Hezekiah who scored 21 points a piece. The Wesmen’s swarming defence forced the Cougars into 22 turnovers. For the Cougars leading the way was Charity Marlatt with 20 points and 8 rebounds. The Cougars struggled to convert on their shots which lead to 28.2 percent shooting from the field and 11.8 percent from three. Both teams came out of the gate with lots of energy on
  • Wesmen sweep opening weekend against Cougars
    October 28, 2017
    CALGARY, Alta. – The Mount Royal Cougars and Winnipeg Wesmen faced off Saturday afternoon at Kenyon Court to cap off the opening weekend for both teams.
  • Cougars set for home opening weekend versus Wesmen
    October 26, 2017
    EDMONTON – The Mount Royal Cougars women's basketball team begins a new Canada West season with a doubleheader against the Winnipeg Wesmen. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. on Friday night at Kenyon Court and 4 p.m. Saturday.
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