For the last four seasons, the MCAC men’s basketball division has belonged to Red River College, but the defending champions have now definitely found a worthy rival in the University of Winnipeg College Wesmen.
After losing by three to the Rebels in Week 10, the College Wesmen have bounced back, rattling off two impressive statement wins in Week 12. The College Wesmen are certainly legitimate contenders, and with an average of 28 points per game in their bounce back wins, Keenan Benarroch is a legitimate all-star in this league.
As the leagues leading scorer, Benarroch is averaging 21.7 points a game, almost four points more than the best scorer behind him, and is accompanying that by placing in the top ten in rebounds and steals. Simply put, Benarroch has been dominant this season, and head coach Grant Richter has taken notice.
“From day one, Keenan has shown the type of enthusiasm and leadership that every coach wants from his athletes,” says Richter. “His hard work and determination are certainly paying off with his results on the court.”
Benarroch’s big test comes on Saturday night, as the College Wesmen take on the Rebels at home. With a win, they would be tied for the lead with Red River, and would be able to take a whole lot of momentum with them into the second half of the season.
Benarroch is in his second year in the Faculty of Education at the University of Winnipeg.