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    November 26, 2013

    Brandon University's Cassie Cooke Named CIS and Canada West Player of the Week

    UPDATE: On top of being named the Canada West 1st Star of the week, third-year guard Cassie Cooke has also been named CIS female athlete of the week.

    The accolades continue to roll in for Cassie Cooke of the Bobcats women's basketball team. After helping the Bobcats to the program's first winning streak in five years, the third-year guard has been named the Canada West 1st Star of the Week.

    Cooke's stat lines on the weekend were impressive, but even more impressive was how she led the Bobcats to back to back wins in the midst of a demanding schedule.

    The two wins came on a grueling road-trip which saw the Bobcats travel 3,300 kilometers to play games in Prince George, BC on Friday and in Calgary on Sunday.

    Friday's game saw Cooke net her second double-double of the season with 19 points and 12 rebounds in which the 'Cats won by seven, snapping the school's 73-game losing streak. Cooke also added six assists and seven steals in 38 minutes played.

    Cooke followed up Friday's performance with an amazing 39 points in 49 minutes played as the 'Cats beat Mount Royal 80-72 in double-overtime. Her 39 points is tied for the sixth most ever in a Canada West conference game. It also sets the school record in a Canada West game, breaking her own record she set just a few weeks ago with back to back 34-point games to open the regular season.

    The former AUS player of the year and CIS All-Canadian has been a force since joining the Bobcats, leading the nation and Canada West conference in scoring, becoming the first Bobcat to do so since Sandra Hamilton in 1992. Cooke also leads the conference in steals and minutes played, and ranks among conference leaders in rebounding, assists, free-throw percentage, 3-point percentage, and assist/turnover ratio.

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