Reese Baxendale is a first-year guard on the UPEI Women's Basketball team, and a Bachelor of Science student from Sussex, New Brunswick. While the Panthers split a pair of games over the weekend with the University of New Brunswick Reds, Baxendale shone in both match-ups with an average of 16 points per game, hitting 45% of her shots (including 39% from beyond the three-point line). She also averaged three rebounds, two assists, and two steals per game. On defence, she held UNB's top scoring point guard to just five points in two games.
"Reese played an exceptional pair of games against UNB on both ends of the floor," said coach Greg Gould. "She looked like a veteran out there! Her speed, ability to attack the basket, and shoot both pull-ups and the three-point shots makes her difficult to guard." Baxendale is currently ranked 11th in the AUS for scoring, and the top rookie in the country, averaging 12.8 points a game.