The PACWEST is pleased to announce the basketball Athletes of the Week following Week 7 of the regular season.
Female Basketball Athlete of the Week
Rachel Beauchamp – Douglas Royals
In helping her team get back on the winning track, the fifth year veteran led her Royals with two inspired double double performances. On Friday night, with the Coyotes closing to within three points early in the fourth quarter, Beauchamp scored the next 10 straight points over a three minute stretch to put the game out of reach. She was also active on defense as she had four steals to go with her 27 points and 13 rebounds. Then on Saturday, facing frequent double-teaming defenses, she found her teammates with quick passes leading to open, uncontested shots. Despite the changing defences, she led the offence with a game high 18 points, 11 rebounds, had three assists and two steals.
Male Basketball Athlete of the Week
Ty Cleland – Camosun Chargers
On Friday Cleland paced the Chargers with 25 points, five rebounds and two assists in a tight 86-85 win. The teams met again on Saturday in another close and exciting battle with Cleland hitting a three-point buzzer beater with two seconds remaining to tie the game and send it into overtime. At the end of the evening, in a 126-120 overtime win Cleland had another outstanding game contributing 26 points, five rebounds and seven assists. He finished the weekend with a player efficiency rating of +25.94.