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    Romeo KC named Week 17 Athlete of the Week



    In his 4th season donning the silver and blue of the Providence University College Pilots men’s basketball team, Romeo KC has continued to show excellence throughout his 2016-17 season.

    In Week 17, KC put up 22 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists in a 95-84 losing cause to the Red River College Rebels on Friday night. The following Sunday, KC and the Pilots bounced back for a 90-74 win against University of Winnipeg College when the 5’11 guard from Falls Church, Virginia, shot 9-for-15 from the field finishing with 31 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in 36 minutes played.

    With their regular season schedule concluded, Providence (6-6) heads into the MCAC Final Fours on February 11th a game back in the standings from the second-place Canadian Mennonite University Blazers (7-5), meaning the two teams will face each other in their semifinal matchup. This will also be a rubber match between the two teams, as the season series was split 2 games apiece.

    As the only player with 4 years of MCAC eligibility behind him, KC’s experience will no doubt be an asset for the Pilots in their upcoming semifinal. On the score sheet, they will be much better off if KC can continue his stellar production into the post-season. Suiting up for all 12 of the Pilot’s conference games this season, KC shot just under 46% from the field for a team-leading average of 21 points per game (second in the MCAC only to RRC’s Jon Wilner), which paired nicely with his league-leading average of 6 assists per game. He also leads the league in free throws per game, shooting 86% from the charity stripe.

    The MCAC men's basketball Final Four semifinal matchup between Providence and Canadian Mennonite University takes place at 2pm on Saturday, February 11th. Check www.MCACathletics.com for further schedules, scores and updates on the tournament.
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