10-0 run leads to basketball victory
After the new David Braley Athletic and Recreation Centre had its official opening ceremony Jan. 8, the Mohawk women hit the court to start second semester play in the OCAA and immediately fell behind the visiting Niagara Knights 9-0.
However, they rallied with a 10-0 run to take the lead, led 31-26 at the half and eventually won the game 68-55.
It was a lethal sister act for the Mountaineers as Rachelle Abella had 16 points and seven rebounds and Jen Abella added 15 points.
The Mountaineers improved to 6-4.
The Mohawk men’s basketball team resumed their season by posting a 79-62 decision over winless Niagara. The victory upped the Mountaineers’ record to 7-3. Matt Fennell had 24 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.
In men’s volleyball, Mohawk swept Conestoga 25-19, 25-18, 25-18, in Kitchener, Jan. 8. Eric Danecke had 13 kills and four stuff blocks.
Three days later, the Mountaineers made it six wins in seven tries, coming from behind at Sheridan for a 20-25, 25-17, 25-9, 25-13 verdict.
Mark Kaveckas had three kills, eight stuff blocks and 26 assists to pace the Mountaineers.
The Mohawk women’s volleyball team rallied, but ended up on the short end of a five-setter against Conestoga. The scores were 18-25, 21-25, 26-24, 25-22, 12-15.
Kristin VanHartingsveldt led the Mountaineers with eight kills, two aces and four blocks.
Chi Chi Chuks-Mady had 10 kills, one ace and two blocks.
Last Saturday Mohawk ended a four match slide as they swept the Bruins 25-17, 25-22, 25-20.
Kayley Duncan produced seven kills, three blocks and four digs as the Mountaineers improved to 4-7.
Mohawk curlers finished 2-2 at the Humber Invitational at the Weston Golf and Country Club last Friday.
Both the men’s and women’s rinks split their results.
In the men’s opener, the Mountaineers beat host Humber 6-4.
Mohawk scored three in the fifth end, then in the final end skip Logan James made a great shot to bump a Mohawk rock to the button for the win.
The women’s team, skipped by Kendall Haymes, needed eight ends to defeat Humber 8-4.
The news was not as good in the second games, as the Mohawk women bowed 6-2 to Fanshawe and the men lost 5-3 to the Falcons in a game which came down to the last rock and Fanshawe drew to the button to clinch it.
Mohawk is preparing for the OCAA championships to be played Feb. 13-16 at Sault College in Sault Ste. Marie.
Mohawk picked up a mixed doubles win at the Centennial Colts Badminton Invitational in Scarborough last weekend.
The tandem of Victoria Hall and Kianoosh Moslemi captured the A flight title.
Limloung Lin and Adam D’Agostino made the quarter finals in A flight and Eikcaj Navarro and Le Nguyen got to the quarters in B flight.