B-ballers off to mixed start
by Blaine Meller
The Mount Royal Cougars women’s basketball team is off to a strong start this season. The Cougars currently sit second the south division with a 5-1 record, thanks in large part to the contributions of fifth-year forward Jamie Morck. As of Nov. 15, Morck sits fourth in ACAC south division scoring (15.17 points per game), second in field goal percentage (54.9), first in rebounds per game (10.5) and tied for first in blocks per game (1.00). Also having a strong season for the Cougars are Carrie Pickering and Emily Larson. Pickering, a second-year forward, is fourth in field goal percentage (51.0) and third in rebound per game (9.17) while third-year guard Larson is first in assists per game, averaging five.
The Cougars defeated NAIT 59-47 and fell to Grande Prairie 68-56 on Nov. 12 and 13. On the men’s side, the Cougars sit tied for third with a 3-3 record after splitting a pair of home games. The Cougars fell to NAIT 93-72 Nov. 12 before rebounding with a 100-83 over Grande Prairie the following night. Leading the way for the Cougars are fourth-year guard Steve Trinidad and fifth-year guard Cam Dodd. Trinidad is second in south division scoring, averaging 20.83 points per game while Dodd is second in steals per game (2.67) and second in assists per game (5.83).