Coach sees improvement in Mohawk’s loss

The University of Toronto Blues, of Ontario University Athletics, edged the Mohawk Mountaineers, 74-70, in a men’s pre-season basketball test in Fergus on Friday (Oct. 5).

The game, at Wellington District High School, was a fundraiser for the Aboriginal Club and exchange program.

Andrew Cicutti had 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Mountaineers, who compete in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association. Alex Reis added 13 and Taylor Dowhaniuk chipped in 10.

It was a much better effort by his team, said Mohawk’s head coach Brian Jonker. “We competed and really had an opportunity to win,” said Jonker. “We showed signs of improvement and at this time of year that is important.”

On Wednesday, Mohawk lost 80-63 to George Brown in exhibition play.