U Sports Women’s Basketball Starting Five: November 18 – 24, 2019

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Maria Mongomo helped the UNBC Timberwolves earn a split with Thompson Rivers this week, averaging 30 points and 12 rebounds per game. (Source: UNBC Timerwolves) (Header: Brock Athletics)

SARNIA, Ont. — 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 18-24, 2019.

Starting Five: November 18 – 24, 2019

OUA

Maddy Horst – Western Mustangs

20 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal in 78-58 win at Waterloo
21 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals in 74-59 win at Laurier

Marin Scotten – Ryerson Rams

16 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in 82-33 win at Ontario Tech
18 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in 73-66 win at Queen’s

Sarah Bennett – Toronto Varsity Blues

20 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals in 83-76 loss at Queen’s
19 points, 14 rebounds, 1 steal in 55-54 win at Ontario Tech

Sam Keltos – Brock Badgers

23 points, 14 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks in 62-41 win at Nipissing
22 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 block in 86-64 win at Laurentian

Brooklynn McAlear-Fanus – Ottawa Gee-Gees

11 points, 13 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals in 57-49 win vs. York
22 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals in 76-46 win vs. Lakehead


Canada West

Robyn Boulanger – Winnipeg Wesmen

21 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals in 73-56 win at Manitoba
15 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 1 block in 90-83 win vs. Manitoba

Vanessa Wild – Alberta Pandas

39 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 steals in 85-54 win vs. Mount Royal
12 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in 69-44 win vs. Mount Royal

Deanna Tuchscherer – Fraser Valley Cascades

21 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists in 69-58 win vs. Lethbridge
14 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in 59-52 win vs. Lethbridge

Maria Mongomo – UNBC Timberwolves

29 points, 16 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 steals in 68-66 loss at Thompson Rivers
31 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals, 1 block in 87-77 OT win at Thompson Rivers

Emma Piggin – Thompson Rivers Wolfpack

19 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals in 68-66 win vs. UNBC
21 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 6 steals, 2 blocks in 87-77 OT loss vs. UNBC


AUS

Hailey McDonald – Acadia Axewomen

28 points, 1 rebound, 7 assists in 96-65 win vs. Dalhousie

Monique Calliste – Cape Breton Capers

12 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocks n 75-71 win at UPEI

Alaina McMillan – Saint Mary’s Huskies

22 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals in 54-51 win at UNB

Reese Baxendale – UPEI Panthers

28 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists in 75-71 loss vs. Cape Breton

Haille Nickerson – Memorial Sea-hawks

23 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals in 71-62 win at StFX
26 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals in 82-63 win at StFX


RSEQ

Sirah Diarra – McGill University

10 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block in 64-47 loss at Bishop’s
22 points, 15 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block in 58-55 win at Concordia

Caroline Task – Concordia Stingers

16 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals in 58-55 loss vs. McGill

Veronique Boivin – UQAM Citadins

23 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals in 70-67 win vs. Laval

Carrie-Ann Auger – Laval Rouge et Or

3 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in 70-67 loss at UQAM
25 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in 72-64 win vs. Bishop’s

Jael Kabunda – Bishop’s Gaiters

18 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in 64-47 win vs. McGill
9 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in 72-64 loss at Laval


– T. Bennett

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