Bruins have strong week in OCAA play

OCAA LogovectoreSheridan Bruins Trevor Williams picked up two Ontario Colleges Athletic Association awards for his accomplishments during the seven-day period ending Sunday, March 3.

Williams was designated the Overall male Athlete of the Week and the men’s basketball player for the same period.

The Toronto native was named Most Valuable Player of the OCAA championship as the Bruins won the provincial title for the first time since 2008. Williams was sensational in the gold medal game, scoring 35 points while contributing seven rebounds and seven assists and adding a block for good measure.

Not surprisingly, the Bruins were named the men’s team of the week. In winning its first OCAA championship in five seasons, Sheridan defeated defending national champion Mohawk, 88-70, in the gold medal game. Sheridan trailed by 14 points at one point in the second quarter before rallying.

The Bruins take a 10-game win streak into nationals later this month.

The OCAA’s Overall Female Athlete of the Week is a joint recognition for Algonquin’s basketball player Sandre Bascoe and Humber’s badminton players Tracy Wong and Renee Yip.

For the second straight year, Bascoe (Ottawa) was named the MVP of the OCAA championship, guiding the Algonquin Thunder to a third straight provincial title. She earned two double-doubles in three games, scoring 53 points while grabbing 29 total rebounds. And she was the female basketball player of the week

OCAA and national women’s player of the year, Wong (Richmond Hill), along with Humber teammate Yip (Markham) won national gold in women’s doubles after a three-set victory over their competitors from Douglas College.

It is a first national women’s doubles title for an OCAA school since 2000, and first gold in any discipline since 2010.

The women’s team of the week award went to Algonquin’s basketball squad.

Algonquin went undefeated for the second time in three seasons for a record-tying third straight OCAA championship. Defensively, the Thunder limited the opposition to an average of 38 points per game at the tournament. Algonquin has defeated OCAA opponents in 39 straight meetings.