It was worth the wait for Mohawk’s basketball teams. Their Ontario Colleges Athletic Association games against St. Clair were snowed out last week and rescheduled for Wednesday (Feb. 13) and the Mountaineer men and women beat the Saints in Windsor.
The women provided the real excitement on this night, needing overtime to beat the home side, 81-78. The teams were tied 68-all after 40 minutes and the Mountaineers outscored the Saints 13-10 in OT. Carissa Browne scored 22 points for Mohawk. Rachelle Abella and Natalie Fisher picked up 13 each.
For St. Clair, Kelly Rizea scored 17 points and Bienka Jones added 16. So Mohawk improved to 8-7, in fifth place in the West Region, two points behind fourth place St. Clair, which is 9-7.
The Mohawk women play twice this weekend. The Mountaineers host Sault College Saturday (Feb. 16) at 6 p.m. and Algoma Sunday at 1 p.m. Then on Wednesday (Feb. 20) they finish regular season play at home to Sheridan.
The Mountaineer men, the reigning provincial and national college champions, drubbed St. Clair, 84-43, to improve to 14-3, while the Saints fell to 5-13. Alex Reis had 22 points and Manny Campbell 14 for Mohawk, while Matei Nuna scored 10 for St. Clair.
The Mountaineers have three home games left. They go against Sault College Saturday at 8 p.m. and Algoma on Sunday at 3 p.m. They finish the regular campaign against visiting Sheridan on Wednesday (Feb. 20). The Bruins are currently in first place with a 15-2 record and two points ahead of Mohawk.