Basketball

Axewomen cut down Dal’s playoff hopes

The Dalhousie Tigers women’s basketball team fell 74-54 against the Acadia Axewomen in the quarterfinals of the AUS championships at the Scotiabank Centre on March 1. “It was a tough loss,” said first-year guard Emily Holt. “We’ve been working towards the playoffs for the whole season, and we were as ready as we were going…

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Student first, then athlete

In this image: Sven Stammberger holds a basketball up to the camera.

Earlier this month, Sven Stammberger was selected as a U Sports Top 8 Academic All-Canadian for the 2017-2018 season.  The former captain of the Dalhousie Tigers men’s basketball team, Stammberger is the 14th student-athlete from Dalhousie University to be honoured in this way since 1993. Only McGill University has generated more Top 8 Academic All-Canadians. …

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The team Mom

In this image: Andrea Plato watching a basketball game.

Go to any Dalhousie Tigers men’s basketball game and you’ll see the team’s Head Coach, Rick Plato, pacing near the bench, waving his arms and yelling at his players for turning the ball over.   Behind him is a person who is nearly the exact opposite: a blonde-haired woman, sitting calmly and keeping track of turnovers…

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Continuing the family legacy

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Mike Shoveller finally got an opportunity to play in the annual Rod and Joan Shoveller Memorial Tournament. The one named after his grandparents.   The tournament is a men’s university basketball tournament, hosted during the winter break by Dalhousie University.  Shoveller transferred to Dal last fall for his final year of university basketball; he played in…

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Shooting to be a complete player

In this image: Sophie Gaube.

In the Dalhousie Tigers women’s basketball’s final game of the fall semester, Sophie Gaube hit six three-point shots to propel the Tigers to a huge 78-58 win over the Saint Mary’s Huskies at the Scotiabank Centre.  Gaube is one of the best shooters in the AUS. At the December break, she leads the league hitting…

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Dal Tigers inducted into Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame

In this image: Dalhousie's athletic awards inside the Dalplex.

Dalhousie University was well represented in this year’s Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame induction class.  Held at the Halifax Convention Centre on Nov. 2, the ceremony started a few minutes late because of heavy rain outside, but that didn’t deter the celebratory mood.  The event kicked off with video clips of all the inductees and…

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Basketball nationals return to Dal

Dalhousie University will host the U Sports men’s basketball national championships for the second time in three years this March.   They won a bronze medal as the host two years ago. They want to do better this time.   “We’re not playing for second, that’s for sure,” says Head Coach Rick Plato.  In 2016-17, Dal won…

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Xavier Ochu impresses in first season as Tiger

First-year Dalhousie University men’s basketball player Xavier Ochu has taken the AUS by storm. Since joining the team over the winter break, the 6’1 guard has averaged 11.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and two assists per game. Those numbers are impressive considering Ochu didn’t have a long pre-season and training camp in September and October like…

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Jordan Aquino-Serjue “I want everyone to remember me”

Newly selected starting point guard for the Dalhousie University men’s basketball team, Jordan Aquino-Serjue, is working hard to compete above the level of former point guard Ritchie Kanza Mata. “I want to show that even though Ritchie was really good I wanted to be better then him,” says Aquino-Serjue. “I want everyone to remember me.”…

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Fifty-five years and counting

Much of the Dalhousie University Tigers athletic success is credited to the coaching of Allan Yarr. Yarr has been coaching for 55 years in a variety of sports including basketball, golf, tennis, and football; he’s led 91 of those teams to be conference champions and five of them have medalled at nationals. His coaching accolades…

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