Burdeaux,Anderson win Horns’ honours
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.