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U SPORTS – TORONTO – Sean Tarver of the Winnipeg Wesmen men’s basketball team and Erin Locke from the York Lions women’s hockey squad are the U SPORTS Male and Female Athletes of the Week for the period ending Dec. 2, 2018

Tarver posted a pair of career-highs in back-to-back nights as the Wesmen split with Brandon University over the weekend. On Friday, Tarver grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds to go along with 24 points. The next night, Tarver scored 24 points in the second half to cue a Wesmen surge that turned a tie game into a 20-point win. He scored a career-high 33 points and recorded his fifth double-double of the season. He averaged 28.5 points and 15.5 rebounds while shooting 53 per cent from the field and 54 per cent from three-point range.

Locke led the Lions to victory on Friday night with two goals against the Western Mustangs, including the game-winner in a 3-2 overtime win. The win was a big one for the Lions as they upset the No. 7 ranked Mustangs in their last game before the winter break. Locke, who missed the first ten games of the season with an injury, returned last weekend and also scored the overtime winner in a 1-0 win over the Laurentian Voyageurs. Locke has now scored three goals in her two games played this year including two big overtime goals for the team as they head into the break on a three-game winning streak. 

Locke has led the Lions in scoring the past two seasons, racking up 11 points (five goals, six assists) in the 2016-17 campaign and a career-high 12 points (five goals, seven assists) last season.

Male nominees: 

CW: Sean Tarver, basketball, Winnipeg (winner)

OUA: Gianfranco Sartor, volleyball, Western 

RSEQ: Avery Cadogan, basketball, McGill 

AUS: Tyler Boland, hockey, UNB 

Female nominees: 

CW: Lauryn Keen, hockey, Man 

OUA: Erin Locke, hockey, York (winner)

RSEQ: Gladys Hakizimana, basketball, McGill 

AUS: Lauren Legault, hockey, St. Thomas 

– Player bios courtesy U SPORTS member conferences

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