Mountaineers score double wins in OCAA volleyball


It was a super Sunday for Mohawk’s volleyball teams in Ontario Colleges Athletic Association action in North Bay on Feb. 7.

Both squads knocked off Nipissing University.

The women’s team scored a straight sets win over the Lakers, handing the first place hosts just their second loss in 17 matches. The Mountaineers, who lost the day previous to Canadore, moved into sole possession of third place in the West Region with a 12-5 record. They are two points ahead of Fanshawe and have a game in hand on the Falcons. Nipissing (15-2) is now even on points with Humber. The Hawks downed Lambton 3-0 on Sunday, to go to 15-1.

The Mohawk men made it a two-win weekend in North Bay by defeating Nipissing 3-2 on Sunday. The day before, they topped Canadore. The Mountaineers are now 9-4, and just two points back of the Lakers (10-3) and Humber (10-2) Redeemer leads the division at 12-2.

The Mohawk Men’s basketball team needed triple overtime at Sheridan College before disposing of the hometown Bruins in a 122-115 OCAA thriller on Saturday Feb. 6.

Nick Fadayel scored 35 points to lead the Mountaineers. Jerome Smith had 32 and Tanner Lane had 23 for Mohawk, now 9-6. Sheridan slipped to 11-4.

Meanwhile, Sheridan whipped Mohawk 97-39 in women’s play. The Bruins are now 11-0, while the Mountaineers fell to 1-10. Morgan Taylor scored 11 points for Mohawk, while Michelle Abella had 10 and Alisha Mills collected six.

And it was a successful trip to the West Regional Badminton Championships at Seneca College on Saturday as Mohawk qualified both women’s and men’s doubles teams for the OCAA championships in Windsor on Feb. 19-20.