Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Cougar Womens BB Player Kyanna Giles Named CanWest Female Athlete Of Week

Kyanna Giles 
Photo: Arthur Images 

U of R Cougar ladies basketball player Kyanna Giles was named the Canada West First Star of the Week on Tuesday after the second-year guard led the Cougars to a two-game sweep over UBC in a conference quarterfinal series in Regina.

Giles was all over the stat sheet in Thursday's 85-70 win in Game 1, collecting 20 points to go along with seven assists and six rebounds for the Cougars.

But she was even better on Saturday in a hard-fought game that was a one-possession affair as late as midway through the fourth quarter. Giles poured in a career-high 28 points, which included a personal 8-0 run including a pair of triples that turned a slim two-point Cougar advantage into a 69-59 lead with three minutes to go. She finished 11-for-18 from the field overall in Saturday's win, including 4-for-8 from three-point land.

Over the two games, Giles collected 48 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists, five steals, and a block. She shot 54.1% from the field in the series.

Giles will go forward as Canada West's nominee for the U SPORTS Athletes of the Week, which will be announced on Wednesday.

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