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Basketball Rookies MacDonald, Nava named St. FX Athletes of the Week

Two first year basketball players are the St. FX Athletes of the Week.

Briar MacDonald (St. FX Athletics Photo)

The female athlete of the week is X-Women Basketball forward Briar MacDonald. The Antigonish Human Kinetics Student played two strong games for the X-Women over the weekend. In Saturday’s loss to Memorial, MacDonald had a team high 19 points and added 7 rebounds, one assist and one block. On Sunday, she had her first double-double game of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds. She also had an assist and two blocks.

The male athlete of the week is X-Men Basketball guard Avan Nava.

Avan Nava (St. FX Athletics Photo)

The first year Arts student from Mississauga, Ontario scored 26 points, and added 2 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal in the X-Men’s overtime win over Memorial. On Sunday, Nava scored 16 points, had a pair of rebounds, 5 assists and a steal.