By Woodard, Dale on January 12, 2017.
The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns have named its Two Guys and a Pizza Place Pronghorn Athletes of the Week.
Basketball took place last weekend as Jessica Bachynski of the Horns women’s basketball team and Dejon Burdeaux of the men’s squad were named the Female and Male Athletes of the Week.
In her rookie season in Lethbridge, Bachynski recorded back-to-back double-doubles to lead the Pronghorns to their first weekend sweep in more than two years with wins over the UNBC Timberwolves that improved the team to 4-8 on the season.
In the two wins Friday and Saturday at the 1st Choice Savings Centre, Bachynski combined for 28 points, 22 rebounds, five blocks, three assists and a steal.
On Friday, Bachynski – a former Utah Valley Wolverine – posted 11 points and recorded her third double-double of the season with 12 rebounds. She was also credited with four blocks, an assist and a steal.
In the weekend wrapup Saturday, Bachynski went a perfect 5-for-5 from behind the arc on her way to scoring a season-high 17 points.
She hauled in another 10 rebounds and picked up a block and two assists in the 73-69 win.
Bachynski leads Canada West in total rebounds with 111 and is second in the conference with 18 blocks. In 11 games she is averaging 7.3 points and 10.1 rebounds a game.
Burdeaux, a fourth-year point guard, assumed control late in both games to lead the Horns to a weekend sweep over the Timberwolves.
The product of Oakland, CA drained 44 points and added eight rebounds, six assists and five steals in the two victories that improved the Horns to 8-4.
On Friday, Burdeaux scored 24 points on an efficient 8-for-11 from the floor and was eight-of-nine from the free throw line.
He also had three assists, three steals and two rebounds in the 82-71 win.
Burdeaux scored another 20 points Saturday and went eight-for-eight and snagged six boards, three assists and two steals.
Burdeaux is 15th on the conference scoring list, averaging 15.4 points per game and leads the Canada West in steals with 44 and is second in total assists with 54.
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