Mohawk exits basketball playoffs

Mohawk Mountaineers will be gracious hosts but won’t be on-court participants in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Championships in Hamilton next week.

The Mountaineers bowed 83-75 to the Algonquin Thunder in their cross-over playoff game in Ottawa on Saturday (Feb. 23). Tyrone Berry led Mohawk with 18 points. Jerome Smith had 13 and Ricky Heath, 12.

Mountaineers’ coach Brian Jonker described it as a real disappointing way to end the season. “We have been playing well the last couple of weeks and really felt we had a great chance to win this game and compete for a championship in our own gym,” said Jonker.

The OCAA Men’s Basketball tournament goes Feb. 28-March 1 at Mohawk College.