Giallonardo leads Knights to unbeaten basketball start

Players from Ancaster’s Redeemer and Niagara College have been named Ontario Colleges Athletic Association basketball players of the week for the seven-day period ending Sunday (Nov. 10).

Taking the men’s honour is Redeemer’s Benn Ibrahim.

Redeemer's Benn Ibrahim (Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson/Aerial Promotions)

Redeemer’s Benn Ibrahim (Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson/Aerial Promotions)

The Royals improved to 3-2 on the season following a two-game sweep at home against Sault. Fourth-year forward Ibrahim (Windsor) scored 25 points in a 88-78 win on Nov. 8, then scored 24 points while grabbing 20 rebounds in a 77-65 win on Nov. 9.

The women’s award goes to Niagara’s Tara Giallonardo.

The fifth-year guard from (Fonthill) was an all-around contributor in Niagara’s 70-47 win over Sheridan on Nov. 8. Giallonardo scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds to go along with five assists and five steals. The Knights have won four straight to start the regular season