OUA East Player of the Year and uOttawa Gee-Gee Hannah Sunley-Paisley, Toronto, Ont., is just one of the twenty best OUA women’s basketball players taking part in the East versus West showdown on Saturday, May 7 in the OUA All-Star women’s basketball game at RIM Park in Waterloo, Ont.
The game is being held in conjunction with the 2011 Ontario Cup provincial championships hosted by the Ontario Basketball Association.
When asked about this weekend’s game, the 6’1 centre was most looking forward to being reunited with some familiar faces. “There are probably eight or ten girls that I have played against over the years and because I am rarely in Toronto anymore, I’m really looking forward to being able to play with them again,” said Sunley-Paisley. “Even the girls I know playing on the West team, it's going to be great to play in an atmosphere that won’t be less competitive, but just a lot more fun,” she added.
Prior to Saturday night’s game, there is a full day of activities planned including the OBA Mega Hoops Manian clinic led by the OUA all-stars, and an interactive skills competition that will see fans test their skills and how they match up against the OUA all-stars.
“This year is a little different than last in being an all-day event,” explained Sunley-Paisley. “There will be a youth skills clinic with a lot of young kids who are interested in basketball. It's going to be great for them to work with some pretty good players from all over the province and I am happy to be a part of it and represent the University of Ottawa.”
Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. and admission is free of charge.
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 uOttawa 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