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 November 25, 2018.
Male Athlete of the Week – Ali Sow (Ottawa, Ont.) – 2nd Year – Laurier Golden Hawks
Ali Sow has catapulted out of the gates this season, with his best weekend of play coming in the team’s most recent outings; a stretch wherein the reigning OUA Rookie of the Year propelled the team to a pair of tough victories.
To open his weekend, Sow put up a well-rounded stat line of 26 points, six rebounds, and five assists to help the purple and gold grab the 84-78 win over Laurentian in the OUA Marquee Matchup. But that was just the opening act to what was a tremendous headliner, which came in the team’s 108-103 victory over Nipissing on Saturday. Sow poured in a game-high 44 points to set a Laurier modern-day scoring record (previously held by Max Allin in 2013). He forced overtime by hitting two free throws with 1.3 seconds to play to help Laurier overcome a 7-point deficit with under 40 seconds remaining. To round out the game, the Ottawa native also tacked on seven assists and six rebounds.
Overall, Sow averaged 35.0 points, 6.5 assists, and 6.0 rebounds per game on the weekend as he continues to sit second in the conference scoring race, while also rising the assist ranks for the year (13th).