Women’s Basketball News

Alana Short, Memorial Seahawks

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  • Position:  Guard
  • Hometown: Barrie, Ont.
  • Year of eligibility: 3rd

Alana Short of the Memorial Sea-Hawks is the U SPORTS women’s basketball athlete of the week for the period ending November 20, 2022.

The Barrie, Ont. native played a key role in delivering back-to-back road wins over STFX last weekend. Short put up 27 points, six rebounds and two assists in Saturday’s 80-57 win, followed by 25 points, eight rebounds and two steals leading the team to a second victory (103-67) on Sunday.


James Woods, UBC Thunderbirds

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  • Position:  Guard
  • Hometown: Surrey, B.C.
  • Year of eligibility: 4th 
  • Program: Arts

James Woods of the UBC Thunderbirds is the U SPORTS men’s basketball athlete of the week for the period ending November 20, 2022.

Woods put up an impressive 58 points in two close games over the weekend, lifting his Thunderbirds to an 83-74 victory over Trinity Western on Friday with 35 points and four assists.

Woods went back to work Saturday, converting on 10 of 16 of his field goal attempts. His 23 points weren't quite enough as the Thunderbirds fell to the Spartans in an overtime thriller. Woods is now the co-leader of Canada West in points per game, averaging 27 so far this season.