Langley’s Brown stars with Spartans

A Langley product is finding her range as a member of the Trinity Western University Spartans women's basketball team.

Trinity Western University Spartans guard Jessie Brown was named the Canada West Female Third Star of the Week after she had a career weekend in Winnipeg against the Wesmen.

The second-year guard from Langley finished the weekend with 44 points, shooting 47.8 per cent from the three-point line while tying a Canada West record for successful three point shots, with nine, and breaking a TWU record.

She added a buzzer-beating three-pointer and six points in seven seconds to lead the Spartans over the Wesmen 74-73 Friday night.

Brown followed up Saturday afternoon with 13 points, going 4-7 from the three point line, to lead TWU to 73-50 win.

Her 31 points ties for second most points in a game this season and is the second highest in TWU history. Brandon’s Cassie Cooke, Nov. 29, 2013 and Winnipeg’s Caitlin Gooch Feb. 12, 2011 have also made nine 3-point shots in a game.

TWU’s record was held by Katie Haworth, who made eight against Regina on January 2, 2009.

The Natural Science major followed up on Saturday night with 13 points on 57.1 percent (4-7) from the 3-point line to lead TWU to a 23 point, 73-50, win over Winnipeg.

Brown currently leads Canada West in made 3-point baskets with 20 on 44.4 percent shooting and has hit double-digits in scoring in all six conference games this season.

The two wins improve TWU to 3-3 in conference play. The Spartans will host the University of Saskatchewan this coming Thursday and Friday at the Langley Events Centre.

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