WBB: Keough named Subway AUS Athlete of the Week

WBB: Keough named Subway AUS Athlete of the Week

Cape Breton's Keough named Subway AUS Athlete of the Week

Jan 16, 2018

(HALIFAX, N.S.) Alison Keough of the Cape Breton Capers women's basketball team has been named the Subway AUS Athlete of the Week for her performances this past week.

Name: Alison Keough
University: Cape Breton University
Sport: Women's Basketball
Position: Centre
Hometown: Marion Bridge, N.S.
Year of eligibility: Fifth
Academic program: BSc Nursing

A fifth-year centre from Marion Bridge, N.S., Keough led the Capers in a close overtime loss and a win this past weekend versus the UNB Varsity Reds. The reigning AUS MVP, she also surpassed the 1,500 career points mark.

Friday night, she earned Subway Player of the Game nod posting a game-high 30 points and 13 rebounds, to go along with six assists and a steal, as the Capers fell 90-83 to the Varsity Reds in overtime.

Keough managed another double-double Saturday, with a game-high 21 points and 17 rebounds, as well as four assists, as Cape Breton topped UNB 87-63.

With 1,533 career points to date, she now sits second on the Capers' all-time scoring list and eighth in AUS all-time scoring.

Following this weekend's performance, she also moves into second place in AUS all-time career rebounding, with 902—just 24 short of the all-time record held by former Saint Mary's standout Julie Galipeau.

The Capers have nine games remaining in the regular season.