Iowa State Cyclones senior Bridget Carleton of Chatham was named the Big 12 women's basketball player of the week Monday for the third time this season.
Carleton player of the week
Iowa State Cyclones senior Bridget Carleton of Chatham was named the Big 12 women’s basketball player of the week Monday for the third time this season.
Carleton averaged a conference-best 29.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and six assists as the Cyclones began the Big 12 schedule with two wins last week.
She scored 25 of her game-high 33 points in the second half of an 82-73 win over Kansas on Saturday in Lawrence, Kansas. She also had six rebounds and five assists while shooting 11-of-17 from the field and 10-of-12 at the foul line.
She had 26 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in a 96-58 win over Kansas State last Wednesday in Ames, Iowa.
Carleton is the Big 12’s second-leading scorer with 19.6 points per game. She’s sixth in rebounds (8.5) and seventh in assists (4.3).
The weekly award is her 13th, the most in school history and tied for fifth in Big 12 history.
The No. 20 Cyclones are 2-0 in the Big 12 and 12-2 overall. They’ll host TCU on Wednesday.
Devils promote Knight
Jamie Knight is the Wallaceburg Red Devils’ new head coach after serving as an assistant to Justin Durston the past two seasons in the Ontario Jr. ‘B’ Lacrosse League.
This is Knight’s third stint as their head coach.
“His wealth of knowledge, experience and passion for Wallaceburg Lacrosse will prove to be a tremendous asset to the team in 2019,” the Red Devils wrote on Twitter.
Knight was the Red Devils’ head coach in 2012 and 2014. He was an assistant coach in 2008-09, 2011 and 2017-18.
Durston gets three points
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Jordan Durston of Wallaceburg had a goal and two assists in the Buffalo Bandits’ 13-4 win over the Rochester Knighthawks on Saturday in the National Lacrosse League.
Durston has two goals and 10 assists in four games for the Bandits (3-1).
The Bandits have placed Wallaceburg native Zach Herreweyers on their practice player list.
Kucera leads Saints
MONTREAL – Jana Kucera of Chatham was the St. Clair Saints’ leading scorer in three of four games at the Dawson College Winter Classic women’s basketball tournament on the weekend.
Kucera scored 18 points in an 85-47 loss to top-ranked Dawson College in the opener.
She had 21 points in a 59-51 win over Vanier College. After a 97-44 loss to Montmorency, Kucera scored 20 points in a 69-52 win over Champlain College.
Smart, Saints in final
TORONTO – Ian Smart of Chatham had 11 points and seven rebounds for the St. Clair Saints in a 90-58 loss to the host George Brown Huskies in the final of their 41st annual men’s basketball tournament Saturday.
Smart had 20 points and eight rebounds in a 110-78 win over La Cite College in the first round.
St. Clair then beat Durham College 95-63 in a semifinal.
Bechard paces Gryphons
Burke Bechard of Dover Centre led the Guelph Gryphons with 15 points and nine rebounds in a 76-64 loss to the Lakehead Thunderwolves in OUA women’s basketball Saturday in Guelph.
At London, rookie Brett Fischer of Wallaceburg scored a career-high eight points for the Western Mustangs in a 70-57 loss to the Brock Badgers.