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Mountaineers down third-ranked Bruins

Mohawk men win fifth in a row

The Mohawk Mountaineers men’s basketball team, who are ranked number nine in Canada, scored a huge 80-68 road victory over the third-ranked Sheridan College Bruins in Brampton last Friday.

 Mohawk upped its record to 13-3 with a fifth consecutive victory and stopped Sheridan’s six game win streak in the process.

Matt Fennell led Mohawk with 30 points and six rebounds.

Andrew Cicuttini scored 20 points and added 23 rebounds and Taylor Dowhaniuk added 12 points, nine boards and 10 blocked shots.

 The Mountaineers visit Redeemer on Friday at 8 p.m.

 The news was not good for the Mohawk women’s basketball team against Sheridan.

They struggled on defence and saw their seven game win string snapped, as the Bruins won their fourth win in a row, 77-72.

That left both teams with 11-5 records.

Stef Hrymak led the Mountaineers with 22 points.

Allyson DeLorenzi had 13. 

 The Mountaineers visit Redeemer at 6 p.m. on Friday.

 Volleyball

The Mohawk men’s volleyball team had a heartbreaking night in Ancaster on Feb. 6, losing 19-25, 25-23, 26-24, 17-25, 10-15 to Redeemer.

OCAA men’s athlete of the week, Trevor McLaughlin, led Mohawk with 12 kills and eight digs.

Bryce Marcussen was next with nine kills and two blocks for the Mountaineers, who just had broken into the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association rankings at number 14, but saw their seven match win streak stopped and their record slip to 12-5.

Redeemer improved to 10-6.

Two of their wins have been over Mohawk.

 The Mountaineers were gearing up for a big mid-week home meeting with Humber.

 Despite their 26-24,14-25, 25-23, 23-25, 14-16 loss to Redeemer on Feb. 6, the Mohawk women at least can say they are the only team this season to take the Royals to five sets.

But on this night Redeemer won their fifth straight match and improved their record to 12-4, a new mark for Redeemer women’s volleyball.

 Kirsten Bialachowski led the 7-10 Mountaineers with 19 kills and 12 digs. Chi Chi Chuks Mady had 13 kills, two service aces, two stuff blocks and 12 digs.

 Mohawk hosts the Humber Hawks in mid week action.

Badminton 

Doubles badminton players from Mohawk College turned in outstanding performances in their western regional championships at Fanshawe College in London last weekend and earned berths in the upcoming OCAA championships.

Victoria Hall and Kimloung Lim posted a 6-0 record to finish first in the women’s doubles event.

Meantime, Adam D’Agostino and Kianoosh Moslemi were second in men’s doubles with a 5-1 record.

 In the team competitions, the Mohawk women finished second behind champion Humber.

The Mountaineer men were third, trailing only Redeemer and champion Humber.

 The OCAA badminton championships will be played at Humber this weekend.

 

 

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