BlackBerry CIS athletes of the week (#18): Calgary’s Hill, Cape Breton’s Carter honoured
OTTAWA (CIS) – Basketball players Ashley Hill of Calgary
and Paris Carter of Cape Breton are the BlackBerry Canadian
Interuniversity Sport female and male athletes of the week for the
period ending Feb. 6, 2011.
Hill, a fifth-year kinesiology student from Airdrie, Alta., averaged 36 points per game last weekend to lead the Dinos to a pair of home victories over Manitoba. The 5-foot-10 forward, who is currently tied for second in the Canada West scoring race with 16.9 points per contest, opened the two-game series on Friday with a 38-point effort in a 93-79 win, and then added 34 points one night later in a close-fought 77-75 victory. Her 38-point performance was the best single-game tally in Canada West since two-time CIS MVP Sarah Crooks of Saskatchewan also put up 38 on Feb. 17, 2007, and ties her for 10th best in conference history.
UNB basketball player Amanda Sharpe, Laval volleyball player Marie-Christine Mondor and Lakehead basketball player Lindsay Druery were also nominated for the women’s award.
Carter, a fifth-year student from Baltimore, Maryland, also averaged 36 points per outing to help the nationally fifth-ranked and AUS-leading Capers improve to 16-1 on the campaign thanks to back-to-back road wins over Saint Mary’s. In Saturday’s 106-93 series opening victory, the 6-foot-4 guard, who ranks third in the AUS with 19.2 points per game, tallied 26 points, six rebounds and six assists. In Sunday’s rematch, he exploded for 46 points in a 101-97 victory including 30 on 10-of-20 shooting from beyond the arc, establishing single-game school records for most points and three-pointers made, as well as an AUS mark for three-point attempts.
Laval volleyball player Frédéric Mondou, UOIT hockey player Jason Guy and Saskatchewan basketball player Jamelle Barrett were the other male nominees.
AUS: Amanda Sharpe, basketball, UNB
RSEQ: Marie-Christine Mondor, volleyball, Laval
OUA: Lindsay Druery, basketball, Lakehead
CWUAA: Ashley Hill, basketball, Calgary (recipient)
AUS: Paris Carter, basketball, Cape Breton (recipient)
RSEQ: Frédéric Mondou, volleyball, Laval
OUA: Jason Guy, hockey, UOIT
CWUAA: Jamelle Barrett, basketball, Saskatchewan