Bruin takes OCAA basketball honours

OCAA LogovectoreSheridan College’s Dylan Periana is this week’s recipient of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Overall Male Athlete of the Week for the seven-day period ending Sunday (March 16).

The basketball Bruins’ third-year point guard from Brampton was named a first-team all-star at the national championship. He was Sheridan’s player of the game in a semi-final loss to Red Deer, scoring a game-high 28 points.

Periana scored 72 points in four games, scoring 18 points or more three times. He was also the OCAA men’s basketball Athlete of the Week.

Not surprisingly, the Bruins were named Male Team of the Week. The Bruins earned their first national medal in eight years, returning home with bronze. Sheridan went 3-1 at the tournament, including a pair of victories on Saturday. It marks an eighth national medallion in school history, with two gold, three silver and three bronze.

Taking the Overall Female Athlete of the Week and female basketball player for the same period is Kim Cupid, of Algonquin. The third-year guard from Guelph was twice named player of the game and a first-team all-star at the nationals. Cupid contributed 48 points in four games, hitting double figures three times. Algonquin placed fourth at the tournament. Cupid was also a championship all-star at provincials.

Along with her teammates, they were named OCAA women’s basketball team for the week. Algonquin had its best finish at nationals since earning a silver medal in 2011. The Thunder split their four games, including a pair of games on Saturday. Algonquin finishes the season with a record of 21-2 in regular season, provincial and national championship play.