Miller, Ambanza named top athletes

Narcisse Ambanza, left, and Antoinette Miller were named Wesmen athletes of the week. (David Larkins/Wesmen Athletics)
Narcisse Ambanza, left, and Antoinette Miller were named Wesmen athletes of the week. (David Larkins/Wesmen Athletics)

A pair of point guards are the University of Winnipeg Wesmen athletes of the week.

Antoinette Miller of the women's basketball team and Narcisse Ambanza of the men's basketball team were named the top athletes after their respective teams both posted a pair of wins on the weekend.

In leading the Wesmen women to two blowout wins, Miller notched her first career triple-double and averaged 26 points per game in the process.

Miller posted 25 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists on Friday in Brandon as the Wesmen won easily, 86-61.

On Saturday in Winnipeg, she added a game-high 27 points as the Wesmen pulled away for an 81-67 victory.

Miller leads the country in scoring at 25.5 points per game and has topped 20 points in 11 out of 14 conference games.

The Wesmen (10-4) head into the bye week winners of eight straight.

Ambanza averaged 21.5 points, eight rebounds, 5.5 assists and three steals during a home-and-home sweep of the Brandon Bobcats.

On Friday, Ambanza tallied 36 points, nine rebounds, five assists and three steals in 37 minutes, but his biggest play came in the waning seconds. After Brandon hit a three to take a 93-90 lead with 3.5 seconds left, Ambanza took the ensuing inbounds pass and knocked down a double-clutch halfcourt shot at the buzzer to force overtime.

Ambanza scored 26 of his game-high total after halftime and Winnipeg went on to win 105-103.

He followed that performance up with seven points, seven assists, six rebounds and three steals in a 71-66 win on Saturday at Duckworth Centre.

For more information:
David Larkins, media relations, Wesmen Athletics
204-291-4858 (c)
204-786-9823 (w)
d.larkins@uwinnipeg.ca