Basketball nets weekly awards
Basketball players Erin Skippon and Julian Spear Chief-Morris were recognized with Subway Pronghorn Athlete of the Week awards following their strong weekend performances against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies.
Skippon is a fifth-year transfer from Queen's University who has been a huge reason why the Horns women's basketbal team has opened with a strong 3-1 start to the Canada West season.
During the ‘Horns 67-61 win over the nationally ranked Huskies, Skippon led all scorers with 20 points and narrowly missed out on her first double-double in a Pronghorn jersey, grabbing eight rebounds. A post player, Skippon has provided the ‘Horns with exceptional leadership and helped with the team's transition to a new system under new head coach Erin McAleenan.
Through two weekends of the conference schedule, Skippon is averaging 11.5 points per game and just under six rebounds a night.
On the men's side, Spear Chief-Morris, a senior forward, has played a prominent role in the ‘Horns 3-1 start to the season, even though he has been asked to learn a new position in his final year of eligibility.
The natural guard has made a seamless transition to a forward position and combined to score 38 points in the ‘Horns weekend split with the nation’s seventh-ranked Huskies.
Friday night, Spear Chief-Morris led the ‘Horns in scoring with 23 points in a 98-89 loss. The next night, he scored 15 points, while adding six rebounds and two assists in the ‘Horns 99-87 win.
On the season, Spear Chief-Morris is second on the ‘Horns in scoring, averaging 14.5 points per game.