Burlington, Ont. – Lauren Golding and Tanor Ngom have been named Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Athletes of the Week for the period ending January 12, 2020.
Female Athlete of the Week – Lauren Golding, York Lions, Basketball
York basketball player Lauren Golding put together the best two games of her career, averaging 30 points and 15.5 rebounds, to lead the Lions to a pair of victories over No. 8 Brock and McMaster this past week.
The third-year forward led all players with 25 points and added 14 rebounds and one block in Wednesday’s 66-63 upset victory over the division-leading Badgers. She was even more impressive on Saturday, pouring in 35 points and adding 17 rebounds – both career highs – as well as three assists, five steals, and one block to really round out the stat sheet. The otherworldly effort from the Windsor, Ont. native helped the Lions come back to beat the defending champion Marauders in a 91-84 overtime thriller.
Golding is one of only two players in the OUA averaging a double-double with 14.4 points and 11.1 rebounds, ranking first in the conference in rebounds and 11th in scoring.
Male Athlete of the Week – Tanor Ngom, Ryerson Rams, Basketball
Ryerson’s Tanor Ngom made his presence felt in a big way this week, with his personal accolades buoying the Rams’ two wins against nationally-ranked opponents.
The Rams’ big man started the week with a wonderful Wednesday outing against the No. 7 McMaster Marauders. The 7’2” standout finished with 19 points and nine boards, as well as a block and an assist in his team’s 98-90 win on the road. Back at home, meanwhile, Ngom poured in a record-setting performance against Ryerson’s second straight ranked foe. He exploded for 23 points and 23 rebounds – the latter marking a single-game record for the Rams – while also adding three blocks and three assists. The team’s anchor in the middle helped seal the deal on their 87-82 win over No. 10 Western.
The third-year forward has been a welcome addition to the Rams since his return to action with averages of 16.7 points and 11.8 rebounds in his six games played.