Both teams battle tough Redeemer squads
It was a bit of a seat-squirmier in the OCAA regular season men’s basketball opener at the new David Barley Athletic and Recreation Centre on Oct. 23, but Mohawk got by visiting Redeemer 97-92.
On the women’s side, Mohawk opened the season with an 89-69 win over the Royals.
The Mohawk men led most of the way, but the Royals put the issue in doubt when they pulled ahead 85-82 midway through the fourth quarter.
The Mountaineers were able to keep their composure in the final two minutes to get a narrow victory.
Mohawk was led by Matt Fennell’s 29 points. Patrick Iavarone added 17 and Taylor Dowhaniuk had 18 rebounds. For Redeemer, Calvin Turnbull scored 34 points and had 10 boards. Ben Ibrahim scored 24.
The Mountaineer women’s team also had their hands full with Redeemer.
Each time it looked like the Mountaineers would put the game away, the Royals would fight back.
Stef Hrymak led the Mohawk attack with 21 points and eight rebounds. Porscha Hewitt had 19 points. Katelyn Arbour led all rebounders with 10.
For Redeemer, Lindsay Moffat had 28 points and seven rebounds. Aycha Hamaoui scored 20 points.
The Mohawk men’s volleyball team dropped their opener to the Humber Hawks in Etobicoke, 20-25, 16-25, 26-24, 26-24, 12-15.
Bryce Marcussen led the Mountaineer offence with five kills, four aces and five blocks. Mark MacFarlane had eight kills, five blocks and 12 digs. Trevor McLaughlin contributed 10 kills, one ace, one block and 15 digs, while Mark Kaveckas produced 17 digs.
Six-time defending champion Humberlooks like they’ll be flying high again in women’s play this season.
The Hawks swept the Mountaineers 25-10, 25-18, 25-15. Natalie Przerwa had three kills, three aces and one block for Mohawk. Chi Chi Chuks-Mady had four kills and Linsay Collette recorded seven digs.
It was cold and wet at the last Saturday at Dundas Valley Conversation Area when 197 runners competed in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Cross Country championship.
The event was hosted byRedeemer University College.
Mohawk runners acquitted themselves very well on the course that started at Morgan Firestone Arena on Jerseyville Rdin Ancaster.
The Mountaineer men finished fourth out of 18 teams in their team competition, which was won by Fanshawe.
Individually, Jessie Wilcox was 12th in a field of 109.
He was timed in 30:23 for the eight kilometer distance. Kevin Patterson was right behind in 13th place in 30:26.
Other Mohawk men’s results: Hassan Ishaq (32nd) 32:01; Johannes Louw (39th) 33:11; Ryan Gagnon (48th) 33:54; Gallacher Patterson (55th) 34:49; Riley Kolisnyk (74th) 36:55.
Clint Smith of Fanshawe was the men’s winner, clocked in 28:04.
Eighty-eight runners competed in the women’s five kilometre race and Aimee Large was Mohawk’s best, finishing 22nd in 24:04, while Ashley DeWitt was 30th in 24:50.
Courtney Brohart of St. Lawrence College in Kingston won in 22:06.
Men’s and women’s rugby games between Mohawk and Sheridan last Saturday were rained out.
The women’s make-up game is slated for Wednesday at Mohawk Sports Park and the men’s make-up game goes Thursday, also at Mohawk Sports Park field number one.
Action begins at 7 p.m.