Burlington, Ont. – Ali Sow has been named IG Wealth Management Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Male Athlete of the Week, powered by Planters, for the period ending January 20, 2019.
Male Athlete of the Week – Ali Sow (Ottawa, Ont.) – 2nd Year – Laurier Golden Hawks
Ali Sow has been a force in the OUA this season, and this past weekend, he continued his incredible run that has seen him score 36 or more points in three straight games thanks to a pair of all-star performances.
In a pair of games against the Algoma Thunderbirds, Sow couldn’t be stopped, and in lighting up the scoreboard, helped his Laurier Golden Hawks to a pair of important wins. In the opener, the second-year players racked up 37 points on 55.6% shooting from the field, including nearly 40% from beyond the arc. He also tacked on four rebounds and a pair of steals in his team’s 21-point victory.
As an encore, Sow somehow outdid himself, posting 41 points on 65.2% from the floor and 61.5% from deep. The reigning OUA Rookie of the Year had seven of his 41 points in overtime, as Laurier rallied to pick up the sweep on Saturday, with the 40+ point effort making him just the second Golden Hawk to record 40 or more points in a game twice in a season since 1978.
Sow is now up to an average of 26.8 points on the season, with his season point total ranking third all-time in Laurier’s program history. With eight games still to play, the Ottawa, Ont. native needs only 38 points to break the team’s current record of 466.