Sheridan won the battle for top spot in Ontario Colleges Athletic Association men’s West Region basketball, defeating Mohawk, 84-75, in Oakville on Wednesday (Nov. 28).
The Bruins improved to 8-1, while the Mountaineers fell to 7-2. Sheridan led 38-31 at halftime and then looked to run away with the contest with a big third quarter when they upped the lead to 65-40. Mohawk launched a comeback in the final quarter, outscoring their hosts 35-19, but the rally was too little, too late.
Andrew Cicuttini led the Mountaineers scorers with 20 points and 14 rebounds. Alex Reis had 19 points.
Michael Selkridge scored points for the Bruins and Jahmal McQueen added 26.
However, the news was good for the Mohawk women. They downed Sheridan, 68-64. Careena Browne, the first-year marketing student from Westdale, continued her fine play with 23 points. Megan Campbell scored 11 points and added eight rebounds. Mohawk led 36-30 at the half.
With the victory, the Mountaineers improved to 5-3 and their 10 points tied Mohawk for second place in the West with Fanshawe and Humber. The trio trails division leading Algoma by six points.
Sheridan dropped two points back, with a 4-4 record.