Mohawk’s Iavarone OCAA player of the week

Mohawk College’s Lisamarie Iavarone is a co-winner of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Female Athlete of the Week Award, for the period ending March 29.

Iavarone was the West Region Most Valuable Player as she played a key role in her team’s 68-66 win over the East squad in the OCAA’s 21st All-Star Basketball games at Durham College in Oshawa on Saturday. The graduate of Hamilton’s St. Thomas More High School shares the weekly honour with East team MVP Rachael Niven of St. Lawrence College of Kingston.

The East captured the men’s game 98-94 in overtime.

Niagara College’s Anthony McAleese capped his OCAA career by earning the West Player of the Game honours during the men’s All-star game. McAleese had 19 points to lead all scorers for the West in the loss.

Close to 1,500 fans took in the action at Durham.