December 3, 2013, Edmonton (ISN) – In the final pre-holiday weekend of Canada West action, University of Lethbridge basketball student-athlete Brandon Brine and UBC hockey goaltender Danielle Dube claimed 1st Stars of the Week after leading their respective teams to consecutive victories.
1st STAR: #1 Brandon Brine, Lethbridge (basketball)
Home: Adelaide, Australia
Academic: Bachelor of Science
Australian native Brandon Brine continued his stellar play this past weekend with the Lethbridge Pronghorn men’s basketball team, combining to score 48 points and 19 rebounds in the ‘Horns second consecutive home sweep, this time over the University of Regina.
The Bachelor of Science student, scored a team high 21 points, including 10 of his team’s 15 fourth quarter points to hold off the Cougars in a 91-84 win Friday night. He also recorded nine rebounds and a block.
Brine followed up that performance with a career high 27 points Saturday night to lead the ‘Horns to a come from behind victory over the Cougars. He was six of seven from behind the arc and after trailing by 18 points at the half, Brine’s fade away jumper from the elbow with 4.5 seconds remaining vaulted the ‘Horns to their fourth consecutive win. Brine also recorded another nine rebounds and two blocks.
In his first season with the Pronghorns, Brine is averaging 15 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.
2nd STAR: #23 Luke Lockhart, UBC (hockey)
UBC Thunderbirds forward Luke Lockhart scored the first shorthanded hat trick in the history of the Canada West in a 9-2 victory over the Lethbridge Pronghorns on November 29.
The Burnaby, B.C. native broke the old league record of two shorthanded goals in a game, a benchmark shared by 20 players.
The first-year forward opened the scoring at 9:24 of the first period and then made it 2-0 for his UBC team by tallying an unassisted goal at 18:18 of the first.
Lockhart completed the hat trick with his third goal at 7:57 of the second period, which put UBC up 7-1.
His two first-period shorthanded goals also tied the Canada West record for most in a period. That feat has been achieved only six other times, most recently on Jan. 13, 2006.
3rd STAR: #19 Derek Hulak, Saskatchewan (hockey)
Fourth-year University of Saskatchewan forward Derek Hulak increased his lead in the Canada West scoring race with seven assists in a weekend sweep of the Mount Royal Cougars.
The Business student tallied three assists in Friday night’s 8-4 win, including setting up what would be the game winning goal. On Saturday night, Hulak assisted on all four Huskie goals in a 4-1 win.
With the seven-point weekend performance Hulak sits on top of the Canada West scoring race with 27 points. This was not the first time the Saskatoon, Sask. native has tallied seven points in a weekend this season. Hulak recorded two goals and five assists October 25-26 against Lethbridge.
Saskatchewan returns to action January 3-4 against the Manitoba Bisons at Credit Union Centre.
1st STAR: #35 Danielle Dube, UBC (hockey)
Home: New Westminster, B.C.
UBC Thunderbirds goaltender Danielle Dube gave up just one goal in 130 minutes of play this weekend as she recorded two wins over the Lethbridge Pronghorns to improve her record to a Canada West-leading 9-1-0
On Friday night, the visiting Pronghorns took the No. 6-ranked Thunderbirds to a shootout before finally falling 2-1. Lethbridge fired 45 shots at Dube in regulation and overtime but she was up to the task, making 44 saves. In the shootout, Dube kept the puck out of the net on four of the six penalty shots she faced.
On Saturday, Dube posted her first shutout of the season, turning aside 23 shots in a 3-0 victory.
She’s won eight straight games in net for UBC and now leads the Canada West with nine wins overall.
2nd STAR: #13 Dalyce Emmerson, Saskatchewan (basketball)
Third-year University of Saskatchewan forward Dalyce Emmerson scored a combined 55 points and 25 rebounds while blocking seven shots to lead the No. 4 ranked Huskies to a weekend sweep over the Manitoba Bisons.
In Friday night’s affair, Emmerson scored 32 points on 14-of-20 shooting and finished the night just one rebound shy of a double-double in an 87-76 overtime win. Five of the Kinesiology student’s nine rebounds came on the offensive glass. The Canada West blocked shots leader added four more to her season total.
Emmerson made recording a double-double look easy on Saturday night with 16 rebounds and 23 points on 8-of-10 shooting. The Prince Albert, Sask. native blocked three more shots and dished out three assists in the 68-58 win.
With the sweep, Saskatchewan enters the holiday break on a five-game winning streak and has the best record in the Canada West at 9-1. The Huskies return to action January 10-11 on the road against Victoria and UBC.
3rd STAR: #11 Andria Carlyon, Alberta (basketball)
Alberta basketball forward Andria Carlyon, a 6-3 forward who hails from the hamlet of Dapp, AB, was in fine form for the CIS #3 Pandas as they swept the Winnipeg Wesmen to close out the first term of the 2013-14 season. Carlyon finished with 36 points, 27 rebounds, two blocks and two steals as Alberta defeated Winnipeg 80-55 and 70-53.
During Alberta’s dominant Friday night win, Carlyon picked-up the double-double by scoring a team high 14 points and adding 10 rebounds, while also contributing a pair of blocks.. On Saturday, Carlyon and the Pandas had to shake off a first quarter deficit en route to their seventh straight in Canada West play. The fifth-year forward led all players on the court on Saturday with another double-double, this time scoring 22 points and corralling 17 boards. She also picked up a pair of steals as the Pandas dumped Winnipeg 70-53.
Alberta, now 8-2 on the season, will resume Canada West play on January 10-11, 2014 when they travel to take on the UBC Thunderbirds and the Victoria Vikes.
Next 3 Stars of the Week: Tuesday, January 7, 2014
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