Women’s Basketball News

Reece Baxendale’s free throw with 39 seconds remaining proved to be the winner as the UPEI Panthers defeated the Ryerson Rams 75-70 in their quarterfinal game at the 2020 U SPORTS Final 8 Basketball Championships on Thursday at The Arena at TD Place.

Baxendale had 19 points and added nine rebounds while U SPORTS Player of the Year Jenna Mae Ellsworth added 22 points, 13 rebounds and five assists for the Panthers. Marin Scotten had 31 points, 10 rebounds and two assists in a losing cause for the Rams.

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UPEI shot 32.9 per cent from the field and 35.7 per cent from three, compared to the Ryerson’s 32.1 per cent shooting and 25.0 percent from beyond the arc.

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With the win, UPEI advances to play the winner of Calgary and Brock on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT in the women’s championship semifinal, while Ryerson takes on the loser of Calgary and Brock in the women’s consolation semifinal at 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT on Friday at the Ravens Nest.

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UPEI: Jenna Mae Ellsworth
Ryerson: Marin Scotten

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