Campus Life

Taal, Lawrence are Horns athletes of the week

University of Lethbridge Pronghorns basketball players, Lauren Taal and Danhue Lawrence, were named Horns Athletes of the Week on Tuesday.

Despite losing a pair of games to visiting University of Saskatchewan, Taal had a pair of strong games offensively, scoring double digits in both contests.

On Friday night, Taal led the Horns with 17 points in a 68-51 loss, hitting three, three-pointers and also grabbing three rebounds and a pair of steals. She followed up that performance with 11 points, four assists, two rebounds and a steal in Saturday night's 62-46 loss.

Through eight conference games, Taal sits 17th in Canada West scoring, averaging 10.9 points per game.

On the men's side, senior guard Danhue Lawrence had a big weekend versus the Saskatchewan Huskies. In the Horns two losses to the defending CIS champions, Lawrence combined for 50 points. On Friday night, in the Horns' 93-61 loss, Danhue topped the Horns with 16 points on 6-of-16 shooting and grabbed team high eight rebounds.

The next night, Lawrence was a point short of matching his Pronghorn career high, netting 34 points. He was 9-of-16 from the field and hit 13-of-16 from the free throw line. He also grabbed another eight rebounds and added eight assists.

Horns basketball heads to Kamloops this weekend for games against Thompson Rivers University.