Bur­deaux,An­der­son win Horns’ hon­ours

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An­other clutch per­for­mance has earned Univer­sity of Lethbridge Pronghorns men’s bas­ket­ball player De­jon Bur­deaux a pair of awards.

The fifth-year guard was named Canada West men’s sec­ond star of the week af­ter lead­ing the Horns to a sweep of the Mount Royal Univer­sity Cougars, im­prov­ing their con­fer­ence record to 6-0.

Bur­deaux com­bined for 51 points and back-to-back dou­ble-dou­bles in the home­and-home sweep.

On Thurs­day, the Oak­land, Calif., prod­uct scored a teamhigh 28 points, none more im­por­tant than a buzzer­beater three-pointer to give the Pronghorns the 96-93 win. Bur­deaux was eight-for-13 from the floor, while also pick­ing up 10 re­bounds, three as­sists and two steals.

In the Satur­day re­match, Bur­deaux picked up an­other 23 points to go along with 12 re­bounds, five steals and two as­sists, as the Pronghorns over­came a nine-point deficit at the half to beat the Cougars 91-76.

Bur­deaux sits sec­ond in Canada West scor­ing, av­er­ag­ing 24.2 points per game and leads Canada West in steals with 22.

Bur­deaux’s ef­fort also earned him Two Guys and a Pizza Place Pronghorn male ath­lete of the week hon­ours.

The U of L fe­male ath­lete of the week was Ali­cia An­der­son of the Pronghorns women’s hockey team.

Fac­ing the sec­ond-ranked and de­fend­ing U Sports cham­pion Al­berta Pan­das, the third-year net­min­der stopped 90 of the 93 shots she faced to lead the Lethbridge Pronghorns to a four-point week­end.

In the se­ries opener, An­der­son made 42 saves as the Lethbridge Pronghorns up­set the Pan­das 3-1. Solid through­out, An­der­son kept the Pan­das off the score­board un­til the fi­nal 50 sec­onds of Fri­day night’s game.

On Satur­day af­ter­noon, the sci­ence stu­dent stopped 48 of 50 Panda shots and se­cured a valu­able sin­gle point in the 2-1 over­time loss to the Pan­das.

On the sea­son, An­der­son leads Canada West in save per­cent­age (.960 per cent), to­tal saves (378) and min­utes played (587:44). She is also fourth in the con­fer­ence in goals against av­er­age at 1.53.

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