Fifth straight loss “frustrating” for Mohawk’s coach

The Mohawk women’s basketball team fell to its fifth consecutive defeat, losing 75-51 to the Humber Hawks in Ontario Colleges Athletic Association play at the Fennell Gymnasium on Thursday (Nov. 18).

Maria Suriani of Humber, with 10 points, was the only player from either side to score in double figures.

The Hawks, now 2-2 on the season, led 34-18 at the half. Casey Boggs paced the Mountaineers with eight points. Racehelle Abella, Tara Henschel, Morgan Taylor and Kayla Michaelson each had seven points in a losing cause. Mohawk played the game without two injured players, Alisha Mills and Kimithy Stilwell.

Mohawk head coach Kevin Duffy said it was very frustrating. He said his team had good spurts but would panic and let the opponent dictate the play.

“We shot 40 percent from the floor, which is good, but took only 45 shots,” said Duffy. “In the first half they (Humber) got all the loose balls. We were not aggressive enough. It was a very disappointing game. We were well prepared.”

One major problem was 26 turnovers by the Mountaineers, some of them unforced. Duffy said his team has played only two games where they had two bad halves – against St. Clair and this one. He credited Humber for its hard work. But he wants his players to believe in one another.

“I told them the season is not a sprint. There’s lots of time to turn things around.”