Amonda Francis is a 5th year post from Coquitlam, BC. Francis began her post secondary career in 2007-08 at the University of Alaska and played a second year in 2008-09 before transfering back home to play for Simon Fraser University in 2010-11. Francis then joined the Royals in January of 2012 for her 4th year of eligibility. Having returned back to Douglas College this season, Francis is in her 5th and final year. Francis had an impressive weekend, leading the Douglas College Royals to two big road wins in PACWEST league play.
On Friday night, Francis set the tone early at both ends of the floor posting 21 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocked shots and 1 steal in only 20 minutes of play defeating the CBC Bearcats 94-36.
On Saturday night the Royals travelled to Surrey to play the Eagle. Francis was a huge factor in Douglas’ 62-54 OT win. She would tally an impressive 32 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and a remarkable 7 blocked shots. Complementing her stellar post game and strong defensive presence, Francis also connected on 5 three pointers against the Eagles, shooting 62.5% from beyond the arc. She shot 11/15 from the line in Saturday’s toughly contested game, including 3 crucial free throws in OT to help extend the Royals lead late in the game and seal the win.
Francis is currently averaging 19.4 PPG and 9.2 RPG through the first 5 games of the year. The Royals completed their second consecutive weekend sweep and sit tied for 2nd place in the PACWEST with a 4-1 record.