U Sports Women’s Basketball Starting Five: Nov. 19-25, 2018

Ivicak, Kayla
Kayla Ivicak narrowly missed a 20/20 game over the weekend, finishing with 21 points and 19 rebounds in a win for MacEwan over Mount Royal University. (Source: MacEwan Griffins) (Header: Toronto Varsity Blues)

SARNIA, Ontario — Several players introduced themselves as stars to their respective conferences and the rest of Canada over the past seven days.

In Ontario, first-year guard Kaitlyn Overeem put together a pair of impressive performances to help guide the Waterloo Warriors to a pair of home wins. With nine first-year players on their roster, the Warriors are arguably Canada’s youngest team, but they have now won three of their last four outings after a slow start to the season.

Out on the West Coast, the Canada West Conference is home to some of the top forwards in the entire country. On Friday night, Kayla Ivicak narrowly missed a 20-20 game for the MacEwan Griffins, falling just one rebound shy of the mark. She finished the game with 21 points and 19 rebounds against the Mount Royal Cougars. Ivicak and the Griffins swept the weekend set with the Cougars in the process.

There were some impressive games from coast to coast over the past week. Fans saw a little bit of redemption served in the nation’s capitol, while some of the top contenders made statements with wins over other top teams in their respective leagues.

While teams themselves made statements, individual players put forth some impressive performances that deserve some attention. In fact, five players from each conference stood out above the rest, and they make up this week’s edition of the Starting Five.

Starting Five – Nov. 19-25, 2018

OUA

Kaitlyn Overeem – Waterloo Warriors

25 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists, 4 steals in 78-63 win vs. Nipissing
15 points, 4 rebounds, 9 assists, 2 steals, 3 blocks in 63-61 win vs. Laurentian

Keyira Parkes – Toronto Varsity Blues

12 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists in 82-59 win vs. Western
26 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists in 67-62 win vs. Windsor

Marianne Alarie – Queen’s Gaels

19 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in 76-64 loss at Lakehead

Angela Ribarach – Ottawa Gee-Gees

17 points, 12 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 blocks in 74-60 win vs. McMaster
12 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks in 93-53 win vs. Brock

Brianna Iannazzo – Laurier Golden Hawks

23 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in 73-60 win vs. Laurentian
15 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals in 66-59 win vs. Nipissing


Canada West

Faith Hezekiah – Winnipeg Wesmen

27 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals in 82-56 win at Lethbridge
25 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 5 steals in 76-63 win at Lethbridge

Taylor Claggett – Fraser Valley Cascades

28 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals in 72-66 win vs. UNBC Timberwolves
25 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks in 74-71 win vs. UNBC Timberwolves

Sarah Buckingham – Trinity Western Spartans

20 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks in 77-71 loss at Victoria
26 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals, 1 block in 71-62 win at Victoria

Erin McIntosh – Calgary Dinos

14 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists in 75-54 win at Manitoba
24 points, 7 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block in 74-61 win at Manitoba

Kayla Ivicak – MacEwan Griffins

21 points, 19 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals in 73-66 win at Mount Royal
13 points, 14 rebounds, 4 steals in 69-54 win at Mount Royal


AUS

Lanae Adams – Acadia Axewomen

19 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, 1 block in 94-76 win vs. St. FX

Hannah Brown – Cape Breton Capers

27 points, 15 rebounds, 2 assists in 86-83 win vs. Memorial
29 points, 17 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals in 91-90 win vs. Memorial

Sydney Stewart – Memorial Sea-hawks

21 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 6 steals in 86-83 loss at Cape Breton
36 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 steals, 1 block in 91-90 loss at Cape Breton

Jenna Mae Ellsworth – UPEI Panthers

28 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in 76-63 win at New Brunswick

Sophie Gaube – Dalhousie Tigers

24 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists in 78-58 win vs. Saint Mary’s


RSEQ

Coralie Dumont – Concordia Stingers

15 points, 12 rebounds, 1 steal, 2 blocks in 77-63 win at McGill
6 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in 72-52 win vs. Bishop’s

Gladys Hakizimana – McGill Martlets

17 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists in 77-63 loss vs. Concordia

Ashley Milhomme – Bishop’s Gaiters

21 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists in 72-52 loss at Concordia

Sarah-Jane Marois – Laval Rouge et Or

19 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals in 83-61 win at UQAM

Caroline Task – Concordia Stingers

15 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals in 77-63 win at McGill
20 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals in 72-52 win vs. Bishop’s

– T. Bennett

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