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February 28, 2017 | Basketball (W)

Rookie of the Year Caroline Task.

3 Stingers earn RSEQ women’s basketball honours

Three members of the Concordia Stingers women’s basketball team received recognition when the RSEQ announced it all-stars and major award winners today.

Fifth-year forward Richelle Gregoire is a first team all-star for the second consecutive year. The Ste. Therese, Que. native was the leading scorer in the RSEQ with an average of 16.9 points a game. Her totals were good for ninth in the country. She also averaged 6.1 rebounds a game and had impressive numbers from the line. She sank 66 of 79 free throws for .835. She averaged 34.6 minutes of playing time a game.

Marilyse Roy Viau, a fifth-year forward from Mirabel, Que., earns her fifth straight all-star honour. She was named to the second all-star team for the fourth time. She was also a first team all-star in 2015. She finished third in scoring in the RSEQ with 15.5 points a game. She also averaged five rebounds, 2.5 assists and 31.3 minutes of playing time a game.

Guard Caroline Task was named the RSEQ Rookie of the Year. The Dorval, Que. native is a natural floor general with a high IQ for the game. Playing an average of 29.3 minutes a game, she averaged 9.1 points a game and 3.4 rebounds. She had 27 steals or 1.7 a game and she sunk 19 three-pointers. These totals rank her fifth and eighth in the RSEQ, respectively.

Task came to Concordia as a highly-regarded graduate of the Vanier Cheetahs basketball program. She was Vanier’s 2015 Female Athlete of the Year.

The Stingers will meet the Laval Rouge et Or in the semifinals at the RSEQ Final 4 on Thursday at the Pierre Charbonneau Centre. For ticket information, visit the tournament website at http://finale4rseq.ca.

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