HAMILTON, Ont. - The following athletes have been named Pioneer
Energy Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Athletes of the Week for
the period ending January 19th, 2015.
Each Pioneer Energy OUA Athlete of the Week will receive a gift card and a dri-fit T-shirt, courtesy of Pioneer Energy.
MALE: Tychon Carter-Newman (Brampton, Ont.) – 4th yr. – Laurentian Voyageurs – Basketball
Laurentian’s fourth-year forward turned in back-to-back games of over 20+ points helping the Voyageurs to a win and a near upset of the No. 4-ranked McMaster Marauders this past weekend.
Friday night against the Marauders, Carter-Newman collected his second double-double of the season scoring 27 points to go along with 10 rebounds, four steals and four assists in an 83-80 loss.
He followed up the impressive performance by filling up the stat sheet again on Saturday with 24 points, seven rebounds, three assists, three steals, and two blocks as Laurentian came away with an 89-81 win against Brock.
Carter-Newman ranks third in OUA averaging 33.5 minutes per game and is averaging career highs with 15.6 points per game and 7.5 rebounds through 11 games this season.
FEMALE: Kaitlyn Schenck (Kitchener, Ont.) – 3rd yr. – Laurier Golden Hawks – Basketball
The third-year Psychology major scored a game-high 19 points and grabbed two rebounds in helping the No. 8 Laurier Golden Hawks pull off a 60-53 road upset of the No. 1 Windsor Lancers on Saturday afternoon.
Schenck’s 19 points tied her season high against an OUA opponent. She scored 13 of her 19 points in the second half with the game on the line, including draining two three-pointers in the final four minutes of play. On Friday, she also contributed in her team’s 75-49 win against the Western Mustangs, scoring six points to go along with three rebounds.
On the season, Schenck is averaging a career-best 11.3 points per game and is shooting 80.4% from the free-throw line.
The win was Laurier’s first against Windsor in 19 games dating back to 2007, and was Windsor’s first home loss since 2010. The Golden Hawks are now off to a 10-1 start – a new team record – and sit in first place in the OUA West Division.