The Mohawk women’s basketball team came within four minutes of pulling off the upset of the season before losing 58-50 to the high flying Fanshawe Falcons in Ontario Colleges Athletic Association West Region action in London on Wednesday night (Jan. 16).
The Mountaineers, with just one win in six games entering the contest against the unbeaten Falcons, saw the home side roar back from a 19-point deficit with 13 minutes to go thanks to a 29-2 run. Mohawk, which saw its ranks reduced because of injuries during the game, led 32-24 at halftime and managed to keep the upper hand until Fanshawe finally took the lead around the 36 minute mark.
“They now know that if they come to play they can do well against anybody,” said Mohawk coach Kelly Dunham, following the heartbreaking defeat. Melissa Zwolak led the Mountaineers with 12 points and nine rebounds. Angela Brown had a double-double with 10 points and 10 boards. Nikki Melligan scored seven points.
Mohawk is now 1-6, while Fanshawe upped it’s mark to 9-0.
The Mountaineers are back in action Friday night (Jan. 18) at 6 p.m., when they host Windsor St. Clair Saints at the Fennell Gym.
The Mohawk men also lost to Fanshawe, 94-85.
Coach Brian Jonker says his Mountaineers didn’t play as a team. Mackenzie Milmine had 32 points and six rebounds to lead Mohawk. Tyrone Berry scored 19 points and added 8 rebounds. Alen Beader had 9 points.
While Fanshawe saw it’s record improve to 8-3, Mohawk slipped to 5-5. The Mountaineers will have six of their final eight games at home, including a meeting with the St. Clair Saints Friday (Jan. 18) at 8 p.m. at the Fennell Gym.