Chilliwack’s Sarah Wierks has been named a Canada West ‘First Star of the Week’ after leading her University of the Fraser Valley womens’ basketball squad to an undefeated weekend.
Wierks was a force of nature in leading the Cascades to a pair of crucial victories over the Mount Royal Cougars.
The six-foot-one centre racked up 21 points, 17 rebounds and four blocks in Friday’s 85-58 triumph, and notched another huge double-double the next night with 23 points and 15 boards in UFV’s 81-67 win.
The results enabled the Cascades (6-4) to tighten their grip on third place in the Explorers Division.
It is the second time this season that Wierks has posted 20-plus points and 15-plus rebounds in consecutive games.
She also accomplished the feat on Nov. 21-22 versus the Thompson Rivers WolfPack.
Wierks currently leads Canada West in rebounding at 13.9 per game, and sits second in scoring with 18.4 points per game.
Wierks also made a major leap up the Canada West all-time rebounding list.
She is currently in third place with 881 boards, having recently passed Leighann Doan (Calgary Dinos, 1996-01, 874 rebounds), Trix Kannekens (Baker) (Alberta Pandas, 1976-81, 871 rebounds) and Kelsey Blair (UBC Thunderbirds, 2002-07, 852 rebounds).
See ufvcascades.ca for more info and get Canada West stats, schedules and standings at canadawest.org.