FIRST STAR, Kyanna Giles, Basketball

FIRST STAR, Kyanna Giles, Basketball

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Game log: Friday, Oct. 26 – 29 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals in 81-76 road win over CGY / Saturday, Oct. 27 – 15 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 steals in 85-75 road win over CGY

Kyanna Giles helped the Regina Cougars open up the Canada West women’s basketball schedule with an 81-76 road win on Friday night, piling up 29 points and adding nine rebounds, four assists, and four steals in the victory. The Cougars completed the weekend sweep on Saturday, winning 85-75 thanks in large part to Giles’ double-double. The third-year guard finished with 15 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, and five steals in the second game of the weekend doubleheader. 

Giles is all over the early Canada West leaderboards. She’s ranked fifth in the conference in scoring, tied for sixth in rebounding, third in assists, and is Canada West’s outright leader in steals. 

The Cougars host their Canada West home openers next weekend against Trinity Western.

 

 

FEB. 20, 2018

Women’s first star – Kyanna Giles

Regina Cougars basketball

2nd-year

Winnipeg, Man.

Education

Game log: Thursday, Feb. 15 – 20 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals in 85-70 W vs. UBC / Friday, Feb. 16 – 28 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals in 71-62 W vs. UBC. 

A couple of impressive outings from second-year guard Kyanna Giles helped Regina get a two-game sweep over UBC in a Canada West quarter-final series. 

Giles was all over the stat sheet in Thursday’s 85-70 win in Game 1, collecting 20 points to go along with seven assists and six rebounds for the Cougars.

But she was even better on Saturday in a hard-fought game that was a one-possession affair as late as midway through the fourth quarter. Giles poured in a career-high 28 points, which included a personal 8-0 run, which featured a pair of triples that turned a slim two-point Cougar advantage into a 69-59 lead with three minutes to go. She finished 11-for-18 from the field overall in Saturday’s win, including 4-for-8 from three-point land. 

Over the two games, Giles collected 48 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists, five steals, and a block. She shot 54.1 per cent from the field in the series.

The Cougars will now prepare for a best-of-three Canada West semifinal series on home court against No. 4-seeded Calgary. That series will begin on Thursday night at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health & Sport.

January 30, 2019

Women’s third star – Kyanna Giles

Regina Cougars basketball

Guard

2nd-year

Winnipeg, Man.

Education

Game log: Friday, Jan. 26 – 18 points, five rebounds, two assists, and two steals in 70-59 W vs. Winnipeg / Saturday, Jan. 27 – 22 points, 15 rebounds, three assists, and three steals in 89-72 W vs. Winnipeg.

A couple of impressive outings from second-year guard Kyanna Giles helped Regina get a two-game sweep over Winnipeg in a series that featured two teams that both went into the weekend riding 10-game winning streaks.

Giles had 18 points in the team’s 70-59 win on Friday, but was electric in Saturday’s win. She had a double-double by halftime and finished the night with 22 points and 15 rebounds to help the Cougars to an 89-72 victory. 

Giles accumulated 40 points, 20 rebounds, five assists, five steals, and a block in the Cougars’ two wins over the Wesmen. She’s been stellar all season for Regina, leading the No. 2-ranked Cougars in scoring (17.1 points per game), rebounding (8.3 per game), and steals (50) while also ranking fifth in the conference with a .380 three-point percentage. 

The Cougars close out the season this weekend in Saskatoon, needing one win over provincial rival Saskatchewan to lock up the No. 1 seed in the Canada West playoffs.