BURLINGTON, Ont. - The following athletes have been named Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Athletes of the Week, presented by Investors Group, for the period ending November 28, 2016.
MALE: Connor Wood (Guelph, Ont.) – 5th yr – Carleton Ravens – Basketball
The No. 1 nationally ranked Carleton Ravens improved to 3-0 this past weekend thanks in large part to the strong play of guard Connor Wood (Guelph, Ont.), who has been named Investors Group OUA Male Athlete of the Week.
On Friday night in North Bay, Ont., the fifth-year psychology major had a game high 25 points as the Ravens defeated the Nipissing Lakers 79-59. The Guelph, Ont. native also had five rebounds, three assists and a steal in 31 minutes of action.
He followed that up on Saturday against the Laurentian Voyageurs as the 6’4” guard had a game high 39 points in an 88-71 Ravens victory. Wood also recorded 11 rebounds, three assists to go along with a steal and a block. To say that Wood put the team on his back Saturday would be an understatement as he scored 20 points more than his next closest teammate as the Ravens defeated the Voyageurs by a 17 point margin.
Through just three regular season games, Wood leads the OUA averaging 26.7 points per game.
Wood and the Ravens will now turn their focus to the weekend as they host the No. 5 Brock Badgers and No. 6 McMaster Marauders at the Ravens' Nest.
FEMALE: Danielle Boiago (Hamilton, Ont.) – 5th yr. – McMaster Marauders – Basketball
McMaster guard Danielle Boiago (Hamilton, Ont.) has been named the Investors Group OUA Female Athlete of the Week after she led the No.1 nationally ranked Marauders to a pair of victories last week.
On Saturday against the rival Brock Badgers, the Hamilton, Ont. native had a career-high 39 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals in McMaster’s 94-90 overtime victory.
The All-Canadian guard almost single-handedly forced overtime as with her team trailing late she scored 15 points over the last eight minutes of the game. In the extra frame, Boiago chipped in four points and a game saving block in the final seconds.
Earlier in the week, the fifth-year kinesiology major had nine points, five rebounds, five assists, eight steals and a block as the Marauders defeated the visiting Guelph Gryphons 72-56 on Wednesday evening.
Through five games, the 5’7” guard is averaging 20.8 points per game, which ranks third in the conference.
Boiago and the Marauders will close out the 2016 portion of their schedule with a weekend trip the nation’s capital to take on the Ottawa Gee-Gees and Carleton Ravens.