Ryerson Cruz, unbeaten in the final, won the first national women’s basketball title

Kingston, Ant. – Ryerson Rams ended an unbeaten season with a convincing victory in the U Sports Women’s Basketball Championship to claim their first national title.

Rachel Farwell scored a game-high 17 points and the Rams beat Winnipeg Wesman 70-48 on Sunday. They never fell behind in the final.

Mikaela Dodig had 13 points and 7 assists, while Jama Bin-Edward and Eve Uwayesu had 12 points each. Eleanor Jones had a game-high 12 rebound.

Bin-Edward said, “I just photographed my whole year, my five years here, this moment I wanted.” “It just came to a perfect end to my career and I can’t be happier.”

The tournament was named MVP, Waterloo, Ont.

“I was shocked,” Ben-Edward said as he accepted the award.

Faith Hezekiah and Kiana Giles each led the offense for Wesman with 13 points. Hezekiah led Winnipeg with eight assists.

In Saturday’s semi-final, Radams defeated Brock Badgers 64-58 in overtime to set up the championship.

Ryerson went 14-0 in the regular season.

Rams head coach Carly Clarke said: “It’s definitely a pleasure. “Of course we’ve been working on it as a program for a while but this team of players, in particular, was really special. They’ve been through a lot, so it means a lot to them to have this moment.”

The host Queens Gals won the bronze by beating the Badgers 75-57 before Sunday.

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