Mountaineers won’t hold court at Fennell gym

MohawkWith Mohawk College switching it’s indoor sports to a new recreation centre in the fall, basketball bid adieu to the Fennell Gymnasium on Wednesday (Feb. 20) with a pair of Ontario Colleges Athletic Association basketball games.

The women fell behind 11-0 to start the game, but made an excellent comeback and defeated the Sheridan Bruins 74-63. Rachelle Abella had 15 points, while Cynthia Mosca scored 13 and Carissa Browne added 10. The Mountaineers finished the regular season with a 10-8 record and wound up fifth in the West Region. They will travel to either Loyalist or George Brown this weekend for a crossover qualifier, hoping to make it to the OCAA championship, Feb. 28-March 2 at Humber College in Etobicoke. Sheridan was 7-11 on the season.

Meanwhile, in a battle of the top two men’s teams in the West, Sheridan downed Mohawk 88-72. The Bruins finished the regular schedule with an 18-2 record, while the Mountaineers were 16-4. Both teams had already clinched byes to the OCAA finals, Feb. 28 to March 2 at Seneca College in North York.

Andrew Cicuttini had 18 points and 13 rebounds. Manny Campbell scored 14 points and added seven assists and Xzennis Brereton chipped in with 10 points. Michael Selkridge scored 18 points for Sheridan, while Dylan Periana and Jahmal McQueen had 16 each. McQueen added 10 rebounds.