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MOHAWK SPORTS REPORT: Mountaineer runners finish eighth

Mohawk College placed eighth in a field of 24 men’s teams at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association cross country championships in Longueil Quebec last Saturday.

Fanshawe finished first.

Individually, Jessie Wilcox led the Mohawk contingent, finishing eight kilometres in 27:38, good for 34th place, in a field of 137.

Other Mohawk results included Bradley Wilcox (44) 28:22, Kevin Patterson (50) 28:28, Luc Seguin (65) 28:55, Hassan Ishaq (71) 29:02 and John Miles (78) 29:17.

Andrew deGroot of St. Clair won the race.

Mohawk was not represented in the women’s five kilometre competition, which was won by Grant MacEwan from the University of Edmonton. Toronto’s Humber College was the leading Ontario team finishing third.

Frederique Latraverse of Sainte-Foy, Quebec won the individual title in a field of 136.

Humber will host the 2013 CCAA cross country championships.

In what Mohawk men’s head basketball coach Brian Jonker called “a war”; his Mountaineers defeated Algoma 60-57 in Sault Ste. Marie last Saturday.

The reigning Ontario and Canadian college champion Mohawk team was ranked number two in the country going into the contest against the top rated Thunderbird side which boasted a 4-0 record.

Mohawk entered the contest 3-0.

Jonker said Taylor Dowhaniuk played his best game for Mohawk, scoring 24 points and adding 10 rebounds.

On day earlier, the Mountaineers Sault College and defeated the Cougars 79-54.

Pat Iavarone notched 12 points for Mohawk.

The women’s basketball team got a split in its games.

Mohawk downed Sault College 76-34 last Friday.

Lacey Wolters and Daniella Randazzo led the team with 13 points each.

The news was not as good the next day as Mohawk fell 68-56 to unbeaten Algoma.

Randazzo hooped 11 points.

 

The Mohawk men’s volleyball team tacked on two more wins over the weekend.

Last Friday the Mountaineers scored a 3-1 victory at St. Clair.

The scores were 21-25, 25-19, 25-17, and 25-21.

Mo Sulaiman had 17 kills, one stuff block and 11 digs.

The next day, Mohawk moved into sole possession of first place in the west region with a 3-1 victory at Fanshawe.

Once again, the Mountaineers rallied after losing the first set.

The scores were 21-25, 25-13, 25-13, and 25-19.

Phil Youngblut had nine kills and six blocks for Mohawk which improved to 3-0.

The women’s volleyball team had a weekend split.

The Mountaineers won in four sets at St. Clair in Windsor last Friday with the scores: 25-16, 25-21, 12-25, 25-18.

Mohawk was led offensively by rookie Chantal Baker with seven kills, two service aces and four stuff blocks.

The following day in London, the Mountaineers were swept 15-25, 18-25, 28-30 by the Fanshawe Falcons.

Linsay Collette had six kills, one ace and three blocks.

Julie Gagnon contributed 14 digs for Mohawk, which fell to 2-1.

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