Gibb, Keith capture Horn weekly honours
Basketball dominated the Two Guys and a Pizza Place University of Lethbridge Pronghorn Athletes of the Week for the week ending Jan. 28.
Male athlete of the week honours went to Colton Gibb while Katie Keith took the female athlete of the week award.
Tasked with slowing down the conference’s third-leading scorer, Gibb, a second-year guard, did just that as the Pronghorns men’s basketball team split their home-and-home series with the U Sports fourth-ranked Calgary Dinos.
On Thursday night in the Pronghorns 91-89 win in overtime, Gibb held Dinos leading scorer Mambi Diawara to a season-low 11 points. Diawara was averaging over 23 points per game this season. Gibb also chipped in offensively with 12 points and grabbed four rebounds.
In the rematch in Calgary Saturday, Gibb helped keep Diawara under his season average again, as he scored 17 points in the Dinos 97-71 win. The Lethbridge product scored five points to go along with six rebounds and a steal.
Meanwhile, despite dropping both games last weekend, Keith had two solid performances for the Pronghorn women, combining for 20 points, 13 rebounds, five steals and two assists.
The five-foot-11 Lethbridge product led Pronghorn scorers Thursday with 12 points in a tough 77-45 loss to the Dinos. Keith also recorded eight rebounds, an assist and a steal.
In Calgary Saturday, Keith picked up eight points, five rebounds, four steals and an assist in the Pronghorns 67-53 loss.
This season, Keith is averaging 7.4 points per game and leads the team in rebounds with 7.1 a night.