Final Four schedule released alongside day three recap

CALGARY - Basketball fans were given a treat in the first three rounds of the CW Women's Playoffs this weekend. Gritty underdog victories, down-to-the wire match-ups, and amazing athletic feats underscored the 17-team tournament. 

By the end of the weekend, only four teams remained. They will advance to the Final Four on March 18 and 19 at the University of Saskatchewan. 

Friday, March 18
6:00 PM
(5) University of Lethbridge Pronghorns vs. (1) University of Saskatchewan Huskies

8:00 PM 
(7) University of Regina Cougars vs. (6) University of Winnipeg Wesmen 

Saturday, March 19
5:00 PM
Bronze Medal Game

7:00 PM 

CW Championship

You can catch all the action on CWTV presented by Co-op.

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Here's how the teams punched their Final Four tickets on the final day of week one action:

CGY vs SSK: A raucous atmosphere at the Jack Simpson Gym in Calgary kicked off a day of electrifying basketball action. The hometown Calgary Dinos looked to feed off their crowd to take down CW’s top ranked Saskatchewan Huskies. The game was tight from the tip, with each big play inciting gasps and each made three-pointer vibrating through the stands. Ultimately, the game’s higher seed showed the defensive energy that earned them their ranking and the Huskies took down the Dinos, 72-62. Full game recap here.

LETH vs TWU: Another nail-biting affair at the University of Calgary saw the fourth-ranked Trinity Western Spartans take on the fifth-ranked Lethbridge Pronghorns. After three quarters of neck-and-neck action, Lethbridge fell down early in the fourth as TWU went on a run. The Pronghorns battled back with key stops to take a one-point lead and all the momentum with three minutes left. Lethbridge rode that energy to come out on top. Full game recap here.

REG vs ALB: The underdog Regina Cougars took down the number two Alberta Pandas in a valiant effort Sunday evening. The Cougars went into the match seventh on the bracket but led for the majority of the game. They fired on all cylinders offensively and locked in defensively. The Pandas struggled with shooting at times but made a push to close the gap in the fourth quarter before coming up short. They see their postseason come to an unexpected end. Full game recap here.

WPG vs UFV: Two all-star studded teams met in this action-packed quarterfinal. It was fast and physical from the tip. Winnipeg was able to pull ahead and maintain a lead for the majority of the game before Fraser Valley pushed back in the fourth. The teams had fans on the edges of their seats in the final minutes but Winnipeg was able to dig deep to protect their lead and their spot in the Final Four. Full game recap here.  

For all things CW Women's Basketball Playoffs, and to stay up-to-date on the latest, visit Playoff Central.



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