U Sports Women’s Basketball Starting Five: November 4 – 10, 2019

Bechard, Burke
Burke Bechard and the undefeated Guelph Gryphons picked up a pair of road wins this past weekend. (Source: @BechardBurke on Twitter) (Header: Alberta Pandas Athletics)

SARNIA, Ontario — There are a ton of talented players from coast-to-coast who simply don’t get the attention they deserve.

Breakout performances often go unnoticed with the exception of regional coverage. Triple-doubles go without mention, as do 60-point scoring efforts or games that see players pull down more than 20 rebounds in a night. As Canadians, most people are fond of double-doubles, but most only focus on the ones they can drink from a cup.

We’ve decided to change that.

For the second consecutive year, The Starting Five is back. The goal is a simple one: highlight standout performances from the past seven days, bringing attention to deserving players and programs from across the nation.

From household names to up-and-coming talents, we will highlight five players from each conference on a weekly basis, calling attention to their stat lines from their contests, win or lose. Keep these players on your radar as the season unfolds, and the race for a National Championship heats up.

Here are the Starting Five selections from across the U Sports landscape for the week of November 4-10, 2019.

Starting Five: November 4 – 10, 2019

OUA

Brianna Iannazzo – Laurier Golden Hawks

16 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in 52-51 win at York
21 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals in 58-55 win at Lakehead

Burke Bechard – Guelph Gryphons

15 points, 13 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals, 1 block in 72-65 win at Brock
18 points, 19 rebounds, 2 assists in 92-60 win at McMaster

Rachel Fradgley – Western Mustangs

18 points, 18 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 3 blocks in 69-57 win at Laurentian
10 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks in 79-51 win at Nipissing

Julia Chadwick – Queen’s Gaels

19 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist in 76-71 win vs. Carleton
16 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, 1 block in 81-75 win vs. Ottawa

Eve Uwayesu – Windsor Lancers

18 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal in 69-52 loss at Ryerson
20 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in 86-47 win at Toronto


Canada West

Jaeli Ibbetson – UBC Okanagan Heat

15 points, 19 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block in 56-47 win vs. Thompson Rivers
14 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in 68-59 loss vs. Thompson Rivers

Vanessa Wild – Alberta Pandas

20 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals in 64-49 win vs. Winnipeg
13 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 steals in 65-37 win vs. Winnipeg

Katriana Philipenko – Saskatchewan Huskies

25 points, 3 steals in 78-32 win vs. MacEwan
10 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 3 steals in 93-39 win vs. MacEwan

Liene Stalidzane – Calgary Dinos

12 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 steals in 87-59 win at UBC
22 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals in 76-59 win at UBC

Nicole Fransson – Trinity Western Spartans

20 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals in 70-62 loss vs. UNBC
26 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block in 63-52 win vs. UNBC


AUS

Reese Baxendale – UPEI Panthers

14 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in 73-60 win at StFX
22 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in 96-88 loss at StFX

Jayda Veinot – Acadia Axewomen

17 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks in 74-60 win at UNB
32 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 3 blocks in 87-59 win at UNB

Haille Nickerson – Memorial Sea-hawks

23 points, 10 rebounds, 1 steal in 81-78 win at Cape Breton
42 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 5 steals in 93-80 win at Cape Breton

Kimberly Kingsbury – StFX X-Women

16 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in 73-60 loss vs. UPEI
26 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists in 96-88 win vs. UPEI

MacKenzee Ryan – Cape Breton Capers

25 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal in 81-78 loss vs. Memorial
21 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists in 93-80 loss vs. Memorial


RSEQ

Nikita Telesford – Concordia Stingers

16 points, 9 rebounds, 1 steal, 2 blocks in 77-71 win vs. UQAM

Inga Aleksaite – UQAM Citadins

14 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, 1 block in 77-71 loss at Concordia

Khaleann Caron-Goudreau – Laval Rouge et Or

15 points, 17 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block in 43-35 win at McGill

Myriam Leclerc – Concordia Stingers

28 points, 3 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 steal in 77-71 win vs. UQAM

Clara Blachier – UQAM Citadins

13 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal in 77-71 loss at Concordia


– T. Bennett

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