Young finishes as Final 8 scoring leader, named tournament all-star and is No. 2 in all-time UBC scoring


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QUEBEC CITY – Fifth-year UBC Thunderbirds guard Kris Young of North Vancouver, B.C., was named to the five-player CIS Women’s Basketball Final 8 tournament All-Star team on Sunday after finishing as the leading scorer at the event in Quebec City.
Young recorded 79 points over three games for an average of 26.3 per outing, as the Thunderbirds finished third in the nation. She had a tournament-best 29 field goals, nine three-point baskets and a 69.2 three-point shooting percentage. The Arts student was also fifth in assists with 12.
Her prolific scoring at the event included a 40-point performance in UBC’s quarter-final win over Ryerson, which set the school record for most points in a single game, surpassing a mark that had stood since 1993.
Young moved into second place on UBC’s overall (non-conference, regular season and playoff games) career scoring list with 2,384 points, passing forward Kelsey Blair (2,342) and slotting in behind guard Erica McGuinness (2,523).

The other CIS Final 8 tournament All-Stars were: Laura Dally (Saskatchewan), Saskia Van Ginhoven (Alberta), Cheyanne Roger (Windsor) and Gabriela Hebert (McGill). 

Windsor’s Korissa Williams was honoured as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player while the Ryerson Rams claimed the R. W. Pugh Fair Play Award.

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