CALGARY – Two basketball forwards have been selected as the Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week for the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 5.
Both basketball teams were in Winnipeg this past weekend, taking on the Manitoba Bisons. The men's side ended up splitting their weekend season thanks in part to great performances from their veteran players. LJ Hegwood was an important offensive weapon for the Cougars. On Friday he got a double-double and lead MRU to their first win of the season, ultimately splitting their weekend series. He shot the ball well all weekend specifically from outside way outside, hitting 43% from 3 on the weekend.
Women's basketball sophomore Sydney Tabin also had a double-double this past weekend, reversely to Hegwood on Saturday night. On the weekend she averaged 13.5 points and 10 rebounds in 17.5 minutes per game. She shot 54% from the field and limited her turnovers to 3 for the weekend.
Both of Mount Royal's basketball teams will be on the road again this weekend. Taking on the Trinity Western Spartans in Langley, BC. They will return home the following weekend to host the UBCO Heat.