The PACWEST is proud to announce the basketball Athletes of the Week following Week 1 of the regular season.
Women’s Basketball Athlete of the Week
Ashley dela Cruz Yip - Capilano Blues
The fifth-year point guard opened up her PACWEST regular season with standout performances on both sides of the ball. In Friday’s win over Quest, she tallied a game-high 21 points to go along with 6 rebounds and 3 steals. She then followed that up with 16 points, 6 rebounds, 6 steals, and 4 assists in Saturday’s victory over Langara. Her up-tempo, aggressive play caused fits for opponents and helped spark runs of 20-0 and 23-2 that powered a pair of wins.
Men’s Basketball Athlete of the Week
Usama Zaid – VIU Mariners
The reigning CCAA Player of the Year picked up right where he left off last season in a pair of Mariners wins. On Thursday he tallied 28 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals versus the Camosun Chargers including hitting the game winning basket with 11 seconds remaining. Then on Friday he caught fire with 34 points (13-17 Shooting), 3 rebounds, 4 assists in 25 minutes played.