Bax­en­dale, MacK­in­non re­ceive weekly UPEI awards

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

Reese Bax­en­dale and Ryan MacK­in­non are this week’s UPEI Pan­ther Sub­way Ath­letes of the Week.

Bax­en­dale is a first-year guard on the women’s bas­ket­ball team and a science stu­dent from Sus­sex, N.B. Bax­en­dale shone in both match-ups as the Pan­thers split a pair of games with the UNB Var­sity Reds.

She av­er­aged 16 points per game, hit­ting 45 per cent of her shots, in­clud­ing 39 per cent from be­yond the three-point line. She also av­er­aged three re­bounds, two as­sists and two steals while hold­ing UNB’s top scor­ing point guard to just five points in two games.

“Reese played an ex­cep­tional pair of games against UNB on both ends of the floor,” said coach Greg Gould. “She looked like a vet­eran out there. Her speed, abil­ity to at­tack the bas­ket and shoot both pull-ups and the three-point shots makes her dif­fi­cult to guard.”

Bax­en­dale is cur­rently ranked 11th in the At­lantic Univer­sity Sport for scor­ing and is the top rookie in the coun­try, av­er­ag­ing 12.8 points.

MacK­in­non is a thirdyear year de­fence­man on the men’s hockey team and a busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion stu­dent from Sum­mer­side. MacK­in­non played a big role as the Pan­thers split games with Dal­housie and St. FX.

“With a cou­ple in­juries to our de­fence right now, we are re­ly­ing on Ryan even more,” said coach Forbes MacPher­son. “He is play­ing big min­utes in all sit­u­a­tions and had the game-win­ning goal ver­sus Dal­housie Fri­day.”



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