Defending champs Mohawk rebound for win

(Photo: St. Lawrence College)The reigning provincial and national champions, the Mohawk Mountaineers, started on the right foot with a 69-62 quarter-final win over the Algonquin Thunder of Ottawa in the 2013 Belair Direct Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Men’s Basketball finals at Seneca College in North York on Thursday night (Feb. 28).

Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association All-Canadian and OCAA West Division first all-star Manny Campbell scored 24 points, while another first team all-star, Andrew Cicuttini, had 15 points and nine rebounds to lead the Mountaineers, who trailed 41-36 at half time.

Romaine Lawrence had 17 points for Algonquin, while Thunder teammate Garnet Blais scored 16 and added 10 rebounds.

Mohawk advances to the semi finals against the host Seneca Sting on Friday at 8 p.m. Seneca defeated the Humber Hawks, 89-77.

The other semi will pit the Fanshawe Falcons against the Sheridan Bruins at 6 p.m. Sheridan whipped the Centennial Colts 73-59, while Fanshawe blasted the George Brown Huskies 77-49 in the other quarter finals.