Sow, Jewer named Athletes of the Week
MBASK guard breaks team rookie scoring record; WCURL skip leads Laurier to OUA Championship
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - Posted by Jamie Howieson
WATERLOO, Ont. (February 20, 2018) - Men’s basketball guard Ali Sow and women’s curling skip Kaitlin Jewer have been announced as this week’s Laurier Hawk Shop Athletes of the Week for the week ending February 19, 2018.
Sow, a native of Ottawa, was the Hawks’ go-to offensive player this weekend as the team wrapped up the regular season with a pair of wins over Lakehead. The first year global studies major had a team-high 18 points along with four rebounds and two assists in the Hawks’ 89-72 victory on Friday night. He followed that up by playing a season-high 34 minutes as he poured in 27 points, shooting 67 percent from the floor, to go with four rebounds and two assists in Laurier’s 74-55 victory on Saturday. The 45 points moved him past teammate Tevaun Kokko’s team rookie scoring record of 383 points that he set last season to establish a new mark of 393 points.
This is Sow’s third time this season that he has been named the Male Athlete of the Week.
Jewer, originally from Ajax, Ont., was the driving force behind Laurier’s OUA Championship victory at the OUA Curling Championships in Sault Ste. Marie. The third year business major curled 74 percent for the week and was instrumental in her team’s three playoff victories. She shot 77 percent against Laurentian, making two key shots in the sixth and eighth ends to eliminate the reigning OUA and U SPORTS champions. She followed that up with a great performance against Lakehead where she curled 81 percent to knock off the defending U SPORTS silver medalists. In the gold medal match, Jewer’s freeze with her final shot forced a miss from Queen’s with their final rock to give the Hawks their sixth OUA title in the last eight years.
This is Jewer’s first time earning Female Athlete of the Week honours in her career.
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