Niagara hoopsters have big week


The following have been recognized by the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association for their accomplishments during the seven-day period ending Sunday, Feb. 3.

MEN’S TEAM OF THE WEEK
Niagara, Basketball
Niagara defeated defending OCAA and national champion Mohawk, 105-93. It was an all-around team effort, as Jimmy Bilenga (Hamilton) had a game-high 25 points, while Marako Lundy (Nassau, Bahamas) and Alex Campbell (Brampton) both contributed double-doubles.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Kaitlyn McPherson, Niagara
Second-year centre Kaitlyn McPherson (Welland) recorded 19 points and 14 rebounds for a double-double in Niagara’s key 75-63 overtime victory over Mohawk. She is averaging 11.8 points and 9.1 rebounds this season.

Niagara is in the thick of a playoff race in the OCAA West.

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Kelly Nyhof, Humber
Fourth-year middle Kelly Nyhof (Georgetown) showed why she is the reigning OCAA player of the year, contributing 25 kills and five blocks for 30 total points in Humber’s 3-1 win over Nipissing. These teams have met in the OCAA gold medal match six of the past seven seasons.

OVERALL MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Edwin Sheon, George Brown, Men’s Volleyball
George Brown second-year player Edwin Sheon (Toronto) totaled 35 kills and five service aces for 40 points in a pair of key five-set victories over Seneca and Georgian. Sheon’s Huskies are headed to the playoffs, but are still in the running for a direct bye into the OCAA championship.

OVERALL FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Kelly NyhofKelly Nyhof, Humber, Women’s Volleyball
Fourth-year middle Kelly Nyhof (Georgetown) showed why she is the reigning OCAA player of the year, contributing 25 kills and five blocks for 30 total points in Humber’s 3-1 win over Nipissing. These teams have met in the OCAA gold medal match six of the past seven seasons.

WOMEN’S TEAM OF THE WEEK
Cambrian, Women’s Volleyball
Led by new OCAA career points leader Shawna Metcalf (Azilda), the Cambrian Golden Shield earned a key 3-1 win at Trent to move into sole possession of second place in the OCAA East with three games remaining. The top two teams advance directly into the OCAA championship.

MEN’S BASKETBALL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Patrick Kalala, Loyalist
Loyalist fourth-year guard Patrick Kalala (Ajax) was instrumental in a pair of road victories, scoring a game-high 23 points in a 76-63 win over Fleming, then contributing a game-high 25 points in a 92-72 victory over George Brown. Kalala is averaging 19.3 points per game.

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Edwin Sheon, George Brown
George Brown second-year player Edwin Sheon (Toronto) totaled 35 kills and five service aces for 40 points in a pair of key five-set victories over Seneca and Georgian. Sheon’s Huskies are headed to the playoffs, but are still in the running for a direct bye into the OCAA championship.