Dufort and Charest named MVPs at McGill basketball awards gala
Sophomore Vincent Dufort of Smiths Falls, Ont., and Francoise Charest, a senior from Quebec City, were named as the most valuable players of their respective men’s and women’s teams at the Friends of McGill Basketball awards gala, held at the Holiday Inn Midtown hotel, Saturday.
Other major awards presented to the Redmen, went to team captain Winn Clark(leadership) of Mission Hills, Kansas,Te’Jour Riley(most improved) of Hamilton, Bermuda, and Christian McCue(rookie of the year) of Hampden, Maine.
For the Martlets, other honorees included Mariam Sylla, a double award winner from Conakry, Guinea, who was named as the most outstanding defensive player as well as rookie of the year. Marie-Pier Bastrash of Trois-Rivières, Que., was named best team player, Gabriela Hebert of Chicoutimi, Que., received most improved player honours, and Anneth Him-Lazarenko, a native of Panama City who was raised in Ste. Dorothee, Que., was recognized for overcoming adversity.
Also, the inaugural inductees to the Redmen basketball Wall of Distinction were unveiled. The five-member induction class included Denburk Reid, Pierre Brodeur and Paul Brousseau in the player’s category, former head coach Lionel(Butch) Staples and George Lengvari in the builder category.
(NOTE: detailed profiles of the inductees will be announced on Tuesday)
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