LINES OF THE WEEK: CANADIANS IN THE NCAA
With only a few games remaining in the NCAA season, Canadians are coming up clutch for their clubs.
Katherine Plouffe (Edmonton, AB) – Marquette, Jr.
On Tuesday, Katherine shot an effective 78 per cent and finished with 20 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and four steals as her Marquette squad dominated on the boards and beat Providence 81-70.
Myck Kabongo (Toronto, ON) – Texas, So.
At the end of regulation in Wednesday's match with Oklahoma, Kabongo tossed in a game-tying basket that could only be made with a unique combination of skill and luck. Myck had 31 points, eight boards, six assists and four steals as Texas won the game in OT completing a 22-point comeback.
Megan Lukan (Barrie, ON) – Green Bay, So.
With career-highs in points (22) and threes (4), the 5'7" redshirt sophomore guard led her Phoenix team to an 80-38 win over Valparaiso Saturday. She also tallied four assists and three rebounds.
Mark Trasolini (Vancouver, BC) – Santa Clara, Sr.
On 9/12 shooting and 7/10 from the free throw line, Marc logged 26 points in a 79-56 win over Loyola Marymount on Thursday. He added eight rebounds, two steals, and two blocks.
Kayla Alexander (Milton, ON) – Syracuse, Sr.
Kayla was dominant in a 79-68 defeat to Notre Dame and fellow Canadian Natalie Achonwa. Though her Orange couldn't come up with the win, Kayla had 24 points, 16 rebounds (nine on the offensive end), and two blocks and was recognized by FIBA for her effort.
Murphy Burnatowski (Waterloo, ON) – Colgate, Sr.
In their home finale, the Colgate Raiders dropped an 80-67 decision to Lafayette. During the game Burnatowski notched his 500th point of the season, finished with 24 in the game including five three pointers. It was his 26th game of the season scoring in double digits.