Athletes of the Week: Matt Forbes, Diane Schuetze win weekly honours


February 5, 2013, Edmonton, AB (ISN) – Basketball student-athletes Matt Forbes of the Saskatchewan Huskies and Thompson Rivers fifth-year post Diane Schuetze are Canada West Athletes of the Week.

MALE: #13 Matt Forbes, Saskatchewan (basketball))

University of Saskatchewan forward Matthew Forbes powered the Huskies (13-5) to a sweep over the Winnipeg Wesmen (11-8) with a combined 70 points in the two games.

Forbes, a second-year forward from Regina Beach, Sask., tallied a career-high 40 points in a 95-74 win Friday night going 13-14 from the field and 13-14 from the free-throw line. He also added four rebounds in the game. A night later in a 89-65 win, Forbes added another 30 points and 10 rebounds, hitting 13 of 20 shots.

Forbes and the Huskies travel to Winnipeg to meet the Manitoba Bisons (13-6) in a battle for second place in the Canada West prairie division. The games can be seen live on

FEMALE: #13 Diane Schuetze, Thompson Rivers (basketball)

Diane Schuetze, the Canada West leader in pioints and in rebounding finished off her regular season home career on a fine note as she powered her WolfPack team to a sweep over Trinity in what coach Scott Reeves deemed “must-wins’ in order to hopefully secure a home hosting berth for the first round of the playoffs, going head-to-head with Holly Strom of Trinity Western.

The fifth-year post scored a game-high 28 points and added 17 rebounds, five assists as the WolfPack defeated the Spartans (5-13) 81-72 in Thursday’s series-opening game at the Tournament Capital Centre in Kamloops, B.C. The folloeing Schuetze recorded 23 points and a game-best 13 rebounds as TRUY improved to 14-5 with a 72-60 victory.

Schuetze’s efforts also moved her into19 th spot in the Canada West all time scoring (1,365), tied for sixth in games started (96) and her two ‘double doubles’ gave her 23 for her career, which is fourth best in league play.

The WolfPack hit the road next week (Feb 8-9) for games against the top team in the Pacific Division, the CIS #3-ranked Fraser Valley Cascades (14-3). The WoflPack (14-5) have never been ranked nationally in their history, but did pick up some voting points in this week’s poll.

Next Athletes of the Week: Tuesday, February 12, 2013