Women Mountaineers stumble in OCAA play

The Algoma Thunderbirds jumped out to a 10-2 lead, fell behind by six points at the half, but then went on to a convincing 55-31 women’s basketball victory over the Mohawk Mountaineers at the Fennell Gym on Friday (Nov. 25).

With the score 14-12 for the visitors from Sault Ste. Marie, Mohawk went on a 10-0 run and led 22-16 at half time in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association West Division game. The third-place Thunderbirds scored the final bucket of the first half then outscored the Mountaineers 15-0 in the third quarter.

Mohawk played better in the final period, but Algoma was never in trouble.

Rachelle Abella led the Mountaineers with 11 points, eight rebounds and four steals. Cynthia Mosca had seven points and Sylvia Mosca, six.

For the Thunderbirds, Quazance Boissoneau scored 11 points while Kayla Kiessig and Corina Bruni had nine points each. Bruni added 10 boards and four steals.

Algoma improved its record to 5-2, while Mohawk fell to 3-3, good enough for sixth place.

Saturday, at 2 p.m. the Mountaineers host Sault College.