The University of British Columbia

Hamlet named Canada West men's basketball Player of the Week

(Photo Credit: Conan Shing Photography)
(Photo Credit: Conan Shing Photography)

CALGARY – Victoria's Ashlyn Day and UBCO's Kevin Hamlet were named the Canada West Basketball Players of Week by the conference on Tuesday.

Hamlet hit the court this weekend with a mission. The Scarborough, Ont. product sunk 14 points in the first quarter of the team's match-up with higher-ranked Fraser Valley.

After UFV battled back to make it a game in the second half, Hamlet simply put his head down and went back to work. The versatile forward hit a series of key three-pointers in the third quarter, helping the then 1-11 Heat edge out the 8-4 Cascades for their second win of the season.

Hamlet also grabbed seven rebounds and doled out seven assists before walking off the hardcourt with the win.

He showed another strong performance Sunday, posting 22 points, nine rebounds, two assists and a steal, but it wasn't enough for the Heat to pull off another upset. They fell to UFV by a score of 97-79.

The UBCO Heat (2-12) will be back in action Thursday and Saturday, when they host Trinity Western (6-9) then UNBC (5-10). Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. and 2 p.m. respectively.

- courtesy of Canada West