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Dinkins Named CIS Athlete of the Week

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(Courtesy CIS)

Lakehead basketball player Bacarius Dinkins from Lakehead University is the ArcelorMittal Dofasco CIS male athlete of the week for the period ending Jan. 31, 2016.


Dinkins, a fourth-year general arts student from Jonesville, Florida, was the top scorer on both nights as the Thunderwolves (6-5) upset then nationally fourth-ranked McMaster (9-4) twice at the C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse in Thunder Bay. The 6-foot-6, 220-pound power forward was simply dominant in Friday’s series opener with 27 points and 15 rebounds in a 73-67 win. The following night, Dinkins added 19 points, six boards and four assists but, more importantly, he stepped up his game when it counted the most, scoring 11 points in the final quarter as Lakehead erased a late 10-point deficit to steal a 74-72 victory.

Saint Mary’s hockey player Mark Tipoff, Laval mid-distance runner Antoine Thibeault and Winnipeg basketball player Denzel Lynch-Blair were the other male nominees.

Male nominees:

AUS: Matt Tipoff, hockey, Saint Mary’s

RSEQ: Antoine Thibeault, track & field, Laval

OUA: Bacarius Dinkins, basketball, Lakehead (recipient)

CWUAA: Denzel Lynch-Blair, basketball, Winnipeg


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