Mohawk topped the century mark in points again, downing the Seneca Sting 113-101 to take the consolation final in the Viking Invitational men’s basketball tournament at St. Lawrence College in Kingston on Sunday (Oct. 26).
Eight Mountaineers scored in double figures, led by Greg Boccaccio (Delta) and his 16 points. Alen Beader (Glendale), Dwayne Secord (Cathedral) and Ryan Carrafiello (St. Thomas More) each had 14.
The Mountaineers led by 29 points with 12 minutes to go, but took their foot off the gas and the Sting got it back to within six points with four minutes remaining. Mohawk coach Brian Jonker said that was a little too close, but overall he was quite pleased with his team’s play on the weekend. “I was really proud of the way the guys played, said Jonker. “They battled better every game and today (Sunday) they were very good.”
In earlier tournament play on Saturday, Jerome Smith scored 20 points pacing the Mountaineers to a 102-98 victory over the Georgian Grizzlies of Barrie.
Smith is one of three St. Thomas More graduates who led the team in scoring in the game. Carrafiello had 18 points and Tyler Kam 15. That win put Mohawk in the consolation final.
Mohawk doesn’t play again until Saturday (Nov. 1) when St. Clair Saints make the trip in from Windsor for the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association league game which will tip off at 2 p.m. at the Fennell Gym.