By Jensen, Randy on November 13, 2019.
Basketball and hockey shared the Two Guys and a Pizza Place Pronghorn Athletes of the Week honours for the week ending Nov. 10.
The women’s award went to Pronghorns basketball player Katie Keith as the fifth-year guard helped the Pronghorns to a weekend road sweep of the Brandon Bobcats, combining for 25 points and 22 rebounds over the two games.
On Friday, Keith chipped in with eight points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds in the Pronghorns 84-67 win over the Bobcats. She also recorded three assists and two steals.
In the weekend finale, the Lethbridge product registered her second double-double in four conference games and led the Pronghorns to the sweep with a come-from-behind 64-54 win. Keith scored a team-high 17 points to go along with 10 rebounds.
On the season, Keith is averaging 13.8 points per game and sits third in Canada West rebounding, averaging 10.8 rebounds per game.
The Pronghorn women’s basketball team returns home this weekend to host the Manitoba Bisons.
Meanwhile, the male athlete of the week honour went to Michael Clarke of the Pronghorn hockey team.
Coming off a bye week, the freshman played a key role in the Pronghorns returning to the win column while earning a weekend split with the nationally ninth-ranked Mount Royal Cougars.
The Medicine Hat product scored once in the Pronghorns 6-2 loss to the Cougars in Calgary on Friday.
Saturday at home, Clarke had arguably his best game as a Pronghorn, scoring twice in regulation and picking up the shootout winner to pace the Pronghorns to a 4-3 shootout win over the Cougars.
Through 10 games, Clarke is tied for second in Pronghorns scoring with four goals and three assists.
Clarke and the Pronghorns are in Vancouver this weekend to face the UBC Thunderbirds.