Campus Life

Beattie, Spear Chief-Morris earn honours

Ashley Beattie and Julian Spear Chief-Morris helped their respective teams to key victories over the weekend, strengthening their bids for Canada West playoff spots and subsequently earning recognition as Subway Pronghorn Athletes of the Week.

Ashley Beattie

Locked in a dog-fight for a playoff position, 'Horns captain Beattie led the 'Horns to a three-point weekend versus the University of Alberta Pandas. Prior to this season the 'Horns had never beaten the Pandas, but won the season series with the Pandas this year with a 3-0-1 record.

Friday night, Beattie assisted on the tying goal with just under two-minutes remaining to force overtime, a game in which the 'Horns won 3-2 in a shootout.

In the series finale, Beattie scored the 'Horns lone marker in a 2-1 shootout loss. With the three points, the 'Horns remain one point ahead of the Manitoba Bisons for the final playoff spot and will visit the Bisons this weekend.

Julian Spear Chief-Morris

After missing nearly the entire 2010-11 season, Lethbridge product Julian Spear Chief-Morris had his best weekend of the season in helping the 'Horns earn a weekend sweep over southern Alberta rivals University of Calgary Dinos. It was also the first time the 'Horns had swept the Dinos in 12 years.

Friday night, Spear Chief-Morris sparked the team out the gate, hitting four first half three pointers, en route to 19 points and a 90-80 'Horns' victory. On the night, he was 6-of-10 from the field, including 5-of-7 from behind the arc, while also grabbing seven rebounds.

Saturday night, Spear Chief-Morris scored seven of his nine points in the fourth quarter to help seal the weekend sweep with a tight 80-72 victory. He also recorded four rebounds and two steals.