February 24, 2018 the Keyano Huskies women's basketball team defeats The Kings University Eagles 80-64 to finish the 2017-2018 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) regular season with a record of 18 wins and six losses. It is the best record in the 15-team ACAC.
February 27, 2018 the Keyano Huskies women's basketball team is ranked No. 4 in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association polls.
March 1, 2018 the Keyano Huskies women's basketball team is beat 65-60 by the St. Mary's University Lightning in the opening game of the ACAC Women's Basketball Championships hosted by SAT Trojans in Calgary.
Keyano Huskies head coach Dwayne Vigilance puts the loss into perspective: “I learned from last year that we have to get people in the right spots and we learned that our team is very resilient. Losing in the first round of the playoffs was a good thing for us as we were not ready for the next step. We are now playing with the chip on our shoulder and we will have that playing down the stretch.”
Below are some of the key returning players with comments from Vigilance.
Georgia Sherstan, 5’5, Guard, 2nd, University Studies, Spruce Grove, Alberta.
“She has the ability to push the ball up the floor and see the floor well. She can guard 94-feet on the floor and she played all games as a point guard last year for us as a rookie.”
Augusta Kievisaite, 5’8, Forward, 5th, Business, Kaunas, Lithuania
“Augusta is in her fifth year and she is a long and lanky European-style player that is very good in transition. She has worked on her three-point game and now she is also a deep threat for us. She has the ability to post people up and take them off the dribble.”
Sarah MacDonald, 5'7, Guard, 5th, Environmental Science, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
“Sarah has the ability to knock down the three anytime and that impacts the game in a big way. She is the captain of our team this year. She has good leadership skills and we expect a lot of good things form her this year.”
Tyshaine Page, 5'7, Guard, 4th, Business, Kitchener, Ontario
“She is tough defensively and when she is going, she can shoot the ball well. She is that lock down defender that can change the game of the defensive end.”
Moiyan Toure, 5'10, Post, 3rd, Education, Edmonton, Alberta
“She did a great job in the summer time getting in shape and she has extended her shooting range to 12-to-15 feet and can hit a jumper now. She is a dynamic player who can bang bodies and people are surprised how quick she is.”
Current Keyano Huskies ranked in the Top 5 statistical category from ACAC North Division in 2017-2018: Moiyan Toure, 8.36 rebounds per game. 2nd; Augusta Kievisaite, 2.33 steals per game. 1st; Georgia Sherstan, 1.79 steals per game, 5th.
Huskies women open the 2018-2019 ACAC hoop season hosting The Kings University Eagles, Friday October 12, 2018 6 p.m. and Saturday October 13, 2018 1 p.m. at Fort McMurray’s Syncrude Sport & Wellness.
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Action photos: Erwin Kuhr credit
Team photo: Alyssa Davies credit