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UNBC's Maria Mongomo named Canada West Third Star of the Week after historic weekend

Mongomo became the all-time leading scorer in UNBC women's basketball history
(via UNBC Athletics)

Ave Maria? Maybe not, but we do know one thing... Maria Mongomo is En Fuego!

Mongomo has been recognized by Canada West as its Third Star of the Week after a record-breaking weekend (Jan. 17 and 18). 

First, on Friday night in Kelowna, Mongomo needed just nine points to become the UNBC Timberwolves women's basketball program leading scorer.

She did just that, and then some, with a 35-point, seven-rebound, five-steal and two-assist performance in a 104-54 blowout over the UBC-O Heat where she saw 30 minutes of action on the floor. 

Former UNBC women's basketball great Vasiliki Louka held the record with 1,498 points before Mongomo moved above her in the second quarter of Friday's game when she sunk a late three-pointer. 

She would follow-up her brilliant Friday night performance on Saturday with 30 points, 16 rebounds, five assists and three steals in 39 minutes of action and lead the women to their second straight win and the weekend sweep in Kelowna. 

This season to date, Mongomo currently sits fourth in points-per-game in the conference with 18.8, as well as rebounds-per-game at 9.3. 

The Lady T-Wolves sit 12th in the Canada West standings with a record of 5-9. 


Jess Fedigan

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