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The Best from the Hard Court

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

The PACWEST is pleased to announce the basketball Athletes of the Week following Week 8 of the regular season.

Female Basketball Athlete of the Week
Alessia Brutto – Capilano Blues

The rookie was an all-around force during a big series between ranked teams, helping the Blues to a pair of crucial road wins over Camosun. On Friday she packed the stat sheet with 17 points, 13 rebounds, four steals, three blocks, and two assists. She followed that up on Saturday with another great performance of 17 points, eight rebounds, two assists, and a block. Across the two games she shot 50.0% from the floor and 80.0% from the free throw line.

Male Basketball Athlete of the Week
Tyus Barfoot – VIU Mariners

He was instrumental to the Mariners’ success this past weekend with a pair of wins over the Douglas Royals. In a rare Thursday night game, Barfoot came away with a stat line of seven points, 15 rebounds and seven assists in 27 minutes played as the Mariners went on to win 92-72. In Friday’s rematch, he contributed 17 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and five steals as the Mariners defeated the Royals 98-74. In all he finished the weekend with a total of 24 points, 28 rebounds and 11 assists.