Cascades centre Wierks earns another first star award

Wierks is the first female athlete to be named Canada West first star twice this season

It’s been a month to remember for UFV basketball star Sarah Wierks. On Friday, she  she moved into second place on the all-time Canada West rebounding list after grabbing five boards in the first quarter of a game against UBC Okanagan, passing former Calgary Dinos great Janis Paskevich (912 total rebounds).

On Tuesday, Wierks was named the Canada West female first star of the week — the second time she’d earned the honour in the past three weeks.

This time around she garnered the honour after to impressive performances against UBC Heat.

On Friday, Wierks registered 22 points, 18 rebounds and two blocks to help the Cascades to a 70-67 win.

On Saturday, Wierks she had 22 points, 19 rebounds, as well as a  team-record seven blocks and four steals in 77-65 victory over the Heat.

She’s now accumulated 945 rebounds in her distinguished career, trailing only ex-Saskatchewan Huskies star Sarah Crooks (1,181 rebounds) on the all-time list.

Wierks currently leads the entire CIS in rebounds per game (14.5), a mark which would tie her with Jodi Evans (Calgary Dinos, 1990-91) for the highest average over the course of a single season in Canada West history.

The Cascades (8-6) sit in third place in the Explorer Division and will play on the road in Calgary, versus  the Mount Royal Cougars.

If they win both games they clinch a playoff berth.

and can clinch a playoff berth if they win both games.

Wierks became the first female athlete to be named Canada West first star twice this season.

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