Mohawk women cagers advance to Lady Vikings tournament final

The Mohawk women’s basketball team has advanced to the championship game in the Lady Vikings tournament at St. Lawrence College in Kingston.

Led by Morgan Taylor’s 23 points and eight rebounds, the Mountaineers downed Nouvelles-Frontieres (of Gatineau, Quebec) 57-51 in the final game of day two in the event on Saturday (Jan. 9).

The game was back and forth, with 10 lead changes and the Quebec team in charge 26-25 at half time. But Mohawk pulled away early in the second half. Mountaineers’ head coach Kelly Dunham said it was another fantastic game by her squad.

“It was a full 40-minute game,” said Dunham. “We moved the ball well on offense and found the open man. That was the key for us, pass to the open man, move the ball and make their defense work for 30 seconds.”

The Mountaineers scored a 43-23 victory over the Loyalist Lancers in their first game at the Lady Vikings Women’s basketball Tournament at St. Lawrence College in Kingston on Friday (Jan.8).

Mohawk led 28-15 at halftime. Tracy Lehane led the Mountaineers with 12 points. Michelle Abella had 11 and Alisha Mills hauled down 16 rebounds.

That victory put Mohawk into the championship bracket.

Mohawk will face OCAA rival Algoma University of Sault Ste. Marie in the final Sunday at 3 p.m. The Thunderbirds advanced with a 64-54 verdict over the Champlain Cougars of Lennoxville, Quebec.