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Basketball Athletes of the Week

Photos courtesy of Vancouver Sports Pictures and Northfield Photography
Photos courtesy of Vancouver Sports Pictures and Northfield Photography

The PACWEST is proud to announce the basketball Athletes of the Week following Week 5 of the season.

Female Basketball Athlete of the Week
Mackenzie Smith – Capilano Blues

Mackenzie Smith’s dominant play in the post was crucial in helping the Capilano Blues hand the CCAA #5 VIU Mariners their first loss of the season on Saturday. In the 80-66 victory she shot 11-of-14 from the floor en route to a career-best 23 points, which went along with eight rebounds, four assists, and a block. In Friday’s narrow loss to VIU she tallied 13 points, six rebounds, and two assists. Across the weekend she shot a combined 70.8%, and she now leads the PACWEST in field goal percentage with a 61.5% rate.

Male Basketball Athlete of the Week
Landon Radliff – VIU Mariners

Third year guard Landon Radliff led the Mariners to a pair of victories in a week 5 showdown of the top two ranked teams in PACWEST men’s basketball. In Friday night’s win, Landon had 21 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals. Then on Saturday afternoon, he led the Mariners with an incredible 49 points, seven rebounds, 10 assists and two steals. He helped the Mariners move to 9-1 in conference play with a weekend total of 70 points, 14 rebounds, 16 assists and five steals.