The Fanshawe Falcons came to Hamilton Mountain last Friday and handed the top-ranked men’s college basketball team in the country, the Mohawk Mountaineers, their first loss of the season, 95-85.
For Mohawk, Andrew Cicuttini scored 31 points plus five rebounds, Manny Campbell had 17 points.
The Mountaineers were down by 20 points midway through the third quarter, before rallying to get back to within three points a couple of times, but no closer. Mohawk saw its record slip to 4-1 while Fanshawe moved ahead of them and into first place in the West Region, at 5-0.
The Mountaineers bounced back the next day with a 98-77 win over Lambton Lions from Sarnia.
Andrew Cicuttini had a career high 37 points and seven rebounds, while Taylor Dowhaniuk had 24 points and 12 rebounds.
Lambton led 29-20 after the first quarter, but Mohawk outscored them 78-48 the rest of the way, improving to 5-1 while Lambton fell to 1-4.
In women’s basketball, Fanshawe improved to 4-1, defeating Mohawk 62-39.
Lacey Wolters had eight points and 12 rebounds for Mohawk while Katelyn Arbour and Carissa Browne scored six points each.
The Mohawk women beat Lambton 60-51.
Careena Browne scored 22 points for the locals.
Daniella Randazzo had 13 points and eight rebounds, while Wolters had 13 boards.
Mohawk squared its record at 3-3, while Lambton dropped to 2-3.
The Mohawk women’s volleyball team outlasted Conestoga 3-2 at the Fennell gymnasium Nov. 14.
The women rallied twice to beat the Condors 18-25, 25-22, 24-26, 25-19, 15-9. Chantal Baker had 15 kills and four service aces for the Mountaineers.
Julie Gagnon had 11 kills, two aces and one stuff block.
Defensively, Gagnon had 24 digs.
Sheridan downed Mohawk in four sets, 25-23, 25-22,17-25, 25-9 last Saturday.
For the Mountaineers, Melissa DeHaan came up with nine kills, five aces and two blocks.
Baker had 11 digs to go with one kill, one ace and two blocks and Gagnon recorded 10 digs as well as four kills and one block. Mohawk saw its record slip to 3-2, while Sheridan improved to 2-3.
The Mohawk men’s volleyball team needed just 49 minutes to dispatch Conestoga 25-15, 25-18, 25-11 on Nov. 14.
Mo Sulaiman led the Mountaineers with seven kills, one ace and three blocks. Trevor McLaughlin had five kills and one block.
Three nights later, Sheridan beat the Mountaineers in five sets.
Mohawk rallied from two sets down to tie, but then lost the deciding game.
The scores were 26-24, 25-21, 15-25, 23-25, 15-11 for Sheridan.
They also knocked the Mountaineers from the ranks of the undefeated.
Both teams ended the night 4-1.
Once again Sulaiman led the Mountaineers with 20 kills and one block, while McLaughlin had 19 kills and one block.
Mohawk players turned in strong performances at the 23rd annual Black Knight Badminton Tournament at Fanshawe College last weekend.
Kianoosh Moslemi and Chris Hong captured the ‘A’ Flight title in men’s doubles. Moslemi then teamed with Diane Norng to win the ‘B’ Flight mixed doubles.
Le Nguyen and Eikcaj Navarro were finalists in the ‘C’ Flight mixed doubles.
The team continues to prepare for the west regional badminton championships February 1-2, 2013 at Mohawk.