More shots, says Mohawk coach after women cagers mauled

Bears start thinking about hibernation in the fall but the Sheridan Bruins were anything but being in a sleepy mood on Tuesday (Nov. 4).

The Bruins mauled Mohawk, 84-39, in Ontario Colleges Athletic Association women’s basketball. Morgan Taylor (Owen Sound West Hill) scored nine points for the Mountaineers. Katie Daniels (Saltfleet) had eight points and Casey Boggs (Hill Park) contributed seven.

Mohawk made only four, two-point baskets in the game. But the Mountaineers were 5-for-17 from three point range and
16-for-23 in free throws.

Mountaineers’ head coach Kelly Dunham said the team was very hesitant on offence. “We need to be taking at least 60 shots a game. (They had 44). “We got pushed around”, said Dunham. “We didn’t adjust very well to the physical style of game.”

Mohawk, now 1-2, has a much more athletic team this year, but the players are young and Dunham said there’s a learning curve that is going to take time. “This is not high school and this is not club. We’re at the next step. That is an adjustment (but) it will come and at the end we’ll be there.”