BY DAVID LARKINS, Wesmen Athletics
Antoinette Miller of women's basketball and Ethan Duncan of men's volleyball have been named the Garbonzo's Winnipeg Wesmen athletes of the week for Nov. 27-Dec.4.
Miller, the reigning Canada West MVP and defensive player of the year, had another stat-stuffing week to lead the Wesmen women's team to a pair of wins over the MacEwan Griffins last weekend in Winnipeg.
Miller, the fifth-year senior from Phoenix, Ariz., averaged 24 points over the two-game series, including a 32-point effort that went along with nine rebounds, seven assists and five steals in a 62-54 victory Friday night. She was 12 of 18 from the field that night and backed it up with 16 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and four steals in a 68-56 Saturday night win.
Miller leads the country – and is far and away the Canada West's top scorer – averaging 25.6 points per game. She leads the Canada West, and is fifth in USports, in three-point shooting at 48.4 per cent; is second in Canada West (fourth in USports) at 4.9 assists per game and second in the conference and nation in steals per game at 3.8.
Also receiving consideration this week was Miller's teammate Faith Hezekiah, and Emma Parker of women's volleyball.
With the two wins, the Wesmen women improved to 8-4 on the season heading into the holiday break.
Duncan, a second-year middle blocker from Winnipeg's Westwood Collegiate, helped the Wesmen dig out a hard-earned split in a home-and-home series between two of the country's top teams.
Duncan had five stuff blocks, four block assists and accounted for 13 points last Tuesday as the No.7-ranked Wesmen scored a come-from-behind five-set win over the No. 3-ranked Brandon Bobcats.
Last Friday in Brandon, Duncan backed it up with an efficient attacking performance in a five-set loss to Brandon. Duncan had 11 kills on 15 swings with only one error, hitting at a .667 rate for the match. He also added two block assists to account for 12 points on the night.
Also receiving consideration was teammate David Bommersbach, and Narcisse Ambanza of men's basketball.