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Coach McCullough and Manitoba Capture Silver

CMU head coach Christie Anne McCullough was amongst the Manitoba silver-medalists this week at the 2011 Western Canada Games in Kamloops, BC. The second-place finish for the under-14 girls was one of the major success stories of the first week of competition as it was the first Manitoba girls basketball medal-winning team in the history of the Western Canada competition.

Manitoba cruised through the round-robin with an undefeated record, posting wins over Alberta, B.C. and Saskatchewan. Their gold-medal opponents were the traditionally dominant British Columbians and despite all the efforts of the Manitobans to claw back in the game, our province eventually came up a jump-shot shy of gold, losing by a final score of 61-60.

“The tournament was really exciting and felt like a small-scale version of an Olympicg games,” commented coach McCullough, “We had some very intense games with incredibly close scores. The girls really represented Manitoba well and we were really excited with our silver medals.”

Coach McCullough and the Blazers begin their 2011 preseason on September 29th in Edmonton when CMU tips-off with King’s University College.

Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association