Kayla Ivicak, Women's Basketball

Kayla Ivicak
Kayla Ivicak

EDMONTON – Tired of mounting losses, the fifth-year guard put the Griffins on her back on Friday, leading them to their first win of the season, a 73-64 triumph over the visiting Winnipeg Wesmen.

Ivicak produced her second double-double of the Canada West season in monster fashion with 20 points and 18 rebounds, adding two assists, a game-high five steals and a block.

Her rebound total on Friday was the highest of her university career and is the second-most posted by a Griffins player in Canada West competition, just shy of Kelly Fagan’s 20 in the 2014-15 season.

In Saturday’s 75-34 loss to Winnipeg, Ivicak had five points, four rebounds, three assists and four steals.

For the season, Ivicak is tied for seventh in Canada West with 7.0 rebounds per game and is tied for eighth in steals per game (2.0).

The Griffins will host UFV on Friday (6 p.m.) and Saturday (8 p.m., David Atkinson Gym).