Basketball Elite Amateur Sport

YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region Athlete of the Month: Merissah Russell

yheaderlarge

russell_merissah2

June/July 2017 Athlete of the Month: Merissah Russell

Ottawa basketball player Merissah Russell scored a game-high 11 points in a 64-38 semi-final victory over Colombia to ensure Canada of a medal at the June 7-11 FIBA Americas U16 Women’s Championship in Argentina.

The 15-year-old Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School student started the tournament strong with a 15-point effort in a dominant win over Venezuela, then helped her team earn a 2018 U17 World Cup berth with another big win over Dominican Republic, followed by a 71-65 thriller over the host Argentines.


~~~~~~~~~ Advertisement ~~~~~~~~~


~~~~~~~~~ Advertisement ~~~~~~~~~

The past Ottawa Nationals Junior Elite League of Ontario all-star finished with a silver medal following a 91-46 defeat to USA in the final, again leading her team with a 12-point effort.


---------- Story continues below ---------


----------------------------------

E-mail editor@sportsottawa.com to nominate your Stars! Please include Athlete or Team’s Name, Player Roster, and why they should be recognized. Courtesy of the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region, the selected Stars of the Month will receive free passes to the Y.


This story was made possible thanks to our advertising partners. We encourage you to support these groups who are dedicated to grassroots sport in our community!

Leave a Reply