Celine Quigley, the North Peace Grizzlies Class of 2019 Grad, 2019 NPSS Female Athlete of the Year and Most Valuable Player on the Senior Girls Basketball Team, is taking the court this year for Red Deer College Queens Basketball.
After initially signing to play with Okanagan College, Celine made the decision over the summer that Red Deer would be a better fit for her, both on the court and in the classroom. While she found the transition from high school ball difficult at first, she has loved the experience and it’s only getting easier each day.
The pre-season went well, with Celine playing around half a game. Against Briercrest on October 10, she scored 8 points. The team environment at RDC is amazing, and Celine is finding it great to be a part of a team that loves basketball as much as she does. The girls have been welcoming since the beginning of the season and every practice the team pushes each other to be the best players they can be.
RDC currently sits in fifth place in the ACAC South Division with a record of 3-1. On Friday, November 8, the girls had a big 69 - 65 win over top-ranked ranked Olds College. Celine played 4 minutes, had 2 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal.
The girls are at home this coming weekend, with Ambrose College on Friday and Lethbridge on Saturday. You can tune in to the games online at www.acatv.ca, and follow the rest of Celine’s season on Instagram — @rdcqbb — or online at www.rdcathletics.ca.
— Sam Stackhouse