Sartori named Canada West second star of the week

insta-athlete-of-the-week-sartoriKayli Sartori netted the Canada West female second star of the week award after leading the University of the Fraser Valley women’s basketball team to a weekend split on the road vs. the Brandon Bobcats.

On Friday, the fifth-year guard/forward from Chilliwack, B.C. scored 20 points and added six rebounds, four steals and two assists, but the host Bobcats pulled away down the stretch for a 75-62 win.

On Saturday, Sartori – the reigning Canada West scoring champ and a second team All-Canadian in 2015-16 – racked up 29 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the field, to go with eight rebounds, four steals, two blocks and two assists as the Cascades earned a 68-66 victory.

Sartori currently sits third in Canada West scoring (18.9 points per game) and is also among the conference leaders in assists (3.3 per game, sixth), rebounding (7.5, 14th), blocks (1.0, ninth) and steals (3.6, second).

Fellow basketball players Vasiliki Louka (UNBC Timberwolves) and Maddison Penn (UBC Thunderbirds) were the female first and third stars of the week, respectively.

The Cascades are off for the Christmas break, and return to game action Jan. 6-7 at home against the MacEwan Griffins.

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