The surging Mohawk women’s basketball team has been named the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Team of the Week for the seven day period ending Dec. 7.
The Mountaineers climbed to the top of the OCAA West standings with a 66-61 win over Fanshawe on Dec. 3. At the time, Mohawk and Fanshawe were tied for second. Fanshawe is 7-2.
Mohawk has won eight straight, and is tied with Humber with an 8-1 record with nine games to play.
Second-year guard Stef Hrymak (Hamilton) is the top scorer on the Mountaineers averaging 17.4 points per game.
The Mountaineers are idle until the Jan. 2-3 weekend when they’ll participate in the Seneca Invitational Tournament. Conference play resumes on Wednesday, Jan. 7 when Mohawk visits Niagara College (5-4).
While the Mountaineers team was being recognized, Niagara’s Courtney McPherson, a first-year forward from Welland, was named Female Athlete of the Week. She scored a season-best 27 points in Niagara’s 87-72 win over Redeemer, which ended a two-game losing streak. McPherson shot 78.6 per cent from the field and was two rebounds short of a double-double. She also contributed three steals.