TWU's Doerksen named Canada West Athlete of the Week




LANGLEY, British Columbia –Tuesday morning Canada West announced that TWU men’s basketball forward Jacob Doerksen and Alberta women’s basketball guard Marisa Haylett were named Canada West male and Female Athletes of the Week.

Male: Jacob Doerksen, Trinity Western (basketball)

Forward Jacob Doerksen led the #7 Spartans to back-to-back wins over the Fraser Valley Cascades, scoring 57 points and adding 16 rebounds, 10 assists overall.

Doerksen set a TWU school record by scoring 42 points in Saturday’s 114-89 victory. The record-breaking performance followed Friday night’s 92-73 win where Doerksen had 15 points and eight rebounds in 26 minutes of action.

On Saturday the 2009 CIS Player of the Year was two rebounds and two assists shy of the school’s first triple double. The fifth-year business major’s 42 points broke the eight-year old record of 41 points – held by Fraser Valley assistant coach Adam Friesen, who had his record-setting night against McMaster Oct. 25, 2002 . Doerksen was an offensive dynamo from all parts of the floor. He went 16 for 25 from the field, 5 for 10 from the three point line and had five offensive rebounds.

The 6’6” forward is now second in Canada West, and fourth in the CIS, in scoring with 22.3 points per game and 10th in rebounding with 7.8 per game, while leading the conference, and second in CIS, in field goal percentage at 66.8 percent. Doerksen also leads the CIS in field goals made with 123 and offensive rebounds with 50.

The first-place Spartans will now have the mid-semester break before put their conference best 10 game winning streak on the line when they travel to Victoria to play the Vikes on Fri. Jan. 7 and Sat. Jan. 8.

Female: Marisa Haylett, Alberta (basketball)

Alberta Pandas basketball guard Marisa Haylett scored 40 points, seven rebounds, and five steals in two games, as the #8 Pandas played the #2 Regina Cougars in Edmonton, Alberta’s first-place rivals in the standings.

In Friday night’s game, the Vancouver native put up 13 points and four steals in the first half alone, finishing with 25 points on the evening to go with five steals and three rebounds, shooting 9-13 in the field and 6-6 from the charity stripe in a 77-74 loss.

On Saturday night, Alberta’s leading scorer on the season went 6-8 inside the key and 1-2 beyond the arc for 15 points and added four more rebounds (three defensive) as the Pandas held the conference’s second-best offence to only eight points in the fourth quarter and 58 total in the game.  The 81-58 home win re-established a first-place tie at the top of the Canada West standings between Regina and Alberta.

Leading the Pandas with 14.7 points per game, Haylett places fifth in conference scoring as well as shooting percentage from the field with a perfect 50.0%.  The fifth-year Education student also leads Alberta with 116 deuces and 13 treys.

The 10-2 Pandas start the second half by playing the Lethbridge Pronghorns on Jan. 7-8.

Next Weekly Awards: January 11th, 2011

David Bandla, Communications
Canada West Athletics
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About Canada West Universities Athletic Association
Canada West is consistently the most decorated of the four conferences in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), winning at least 10 CIS national titles every year since 1997-98. Comprised of 14 schools, from the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, Canada West produces numerous major award winners and Academic All-Canadian student-athletes each year, with many going on to athletic success around the globe in pro leagues or events such as the Olympics, Paralympics or Universiade Games.

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Last Updated: 2010-12-07
Author: Scott Stewart