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UBCO’s Ibbetson and Watts of MRU named U SPORTS Basketball Players of the Week

U SPORTS Staff

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Women’s Basketball Player of the Week: Jaeli Ibbetson, UBCO

  • Position: Guard
  • Hometown:  Kelowna, B.C.
  • Year: 4th year

Jaeli Ibbetson led the UBCO Heat in a pair of wins this past week over the UNBC Timberwolves. The fourth-year guard scored 18 points in Friday's 82-55 win, adding a double-double with a remarkable 20 rebounds, including seven offensive boards. Ibbetson then scored 22 points, adding 25 rebounds as well as three assists and three steals in Saturday's rematch, helping the team secure a 82-46 win. 

Men’s Basketball Player of the Week: Keivonte Watts, MRU

  • Position: Guard
  • Hometown:  Utica, Mississippi.
  • Year: 4th year

Keivonte Watts, a guard for the Mount Royal Cougars led the team to two victories this past week over the Lethbridge Pronghorns. The fourth-year guard scored a game-high 33 points in a 87-84 victory on Friday, also adding three rebounds, two assists and a steal. Watts then dropped 40 points while going 5-for-6 from beyond the arc and 16-22 from the field in an 85-84 win on Saturday’s rematch against the Pronghorns.