Meaghan Robertson and Kenonte Ramsey posted some impressive November numbers and were rewarded by being named the Brandon University Bobcats’ athletes of the month.
Robertson, a 6-foot-2 middle in her fourth year with the Bobcats, jumped into third in the Canada West conference with a .351 attack percentage as the second-ranked Bobcats went 7-3 for the month. The Crocus Plains graduate had a .294 attack percentage last season.
The biggest match of the month for Robertson came when the Bobcats (9-3) fell in five sets to the host Manitoba Bisons (6-6) on Nov. 15. Although her team lost that contest, Robertson had 19 kills, which is two shy of a BU record and equalled her career high. That match has now become Robertson’s new standard.
"That game against Manitoba felt so good and now I just try to base all my games on that game," she said. "That was a big game. I didn’t even know I was at 19 kills until the end of the game.
"That game was awesome and now I have high expectations for myself," Robertson said. "It’s almost a goal to get 19 every game. I think that’s a little extreme, but it’s a goal to get up and play good every game."
Meanwhile, Ramsey is tied for most three-pointers made in CIS men’s basketball this season. Ramsey has hit 35 shots from downtown, the same amount as Wilfred Laurier’s Max Allen, and is making 43.2 per cent of his attempts from beyond the arc.
Ramsey’s three-point shooting has him leading the Bobcats (2-8) with 14.5 points per game, and he’s 13th in Canada West. His biggest night came on Nov. 16 when the fourth-year guard from Richmond, Calif., hit seven three-pointers as Brandon upset the formerly second-ranked Alberta Golden Bears 71-70.
The 6-foot-1, 180-pound guard, who has only started one game this season but averages 26.3 minutes of court time, credits BU coach Gil Cheung for his success in November.
"I want to give a big thank you to Gil," Ramsey said. "Over the summer, me and Gil were in the gym a lot and he kind of helped me change my shot. Helping me change my shot has obviously helped me and been the difference."
All four Bobcat teams are off for the Christmas break and will resume their Canada West campaigns on Jan. 10.
CAT SCRAPS: The Bobcats will host a volleyball and basketball sports clinic for members of the ’Cats Kids Club Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more info, go to www.gobobcats.ca/bobcatnation.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 5, 2013