Mixed night for b-ball teams

The Mohawk Mountaineers had a win in OCAA women’s basketball, but the men had a rough night at Redeemer Saturday (Feb. 17).

The Mountaineer women had an up-and-down night, but in the end it was mostly up as they scored what proved to be a comfortable 92-65 win over the Redeemer Royals in Ancaster

Sam Pocrnic had 23 points to pace  Mohawk. Stef Hrymak potted 17 points and Shanien O’Neill had 12 points but also had a dozen rebounds.

For Redeemer, Jessica Bosma scored 16 points and had nine rebounds, while Shania Graham contributed 14 points.

With the victory, Mohawk improved its record to 16-3 and Redeemer slipped to 9-10.

The Mountaineers have one more regular season game before the playoffs. They’ll visit U of T Mississauga Wednesday (Feb. 21)

Meanwhile, the Mohawk men ran into a juggernaut of an opponent in Redeemer. They trailed by 20 points in just the first quarter and while the Mountaineers got better as the game wore on, they still lost 107-78 to the Royals.

Rayvon Higdon scored 23 points for Redeemer and his 6-10 teammate Spencer Kerssies had 19 points for the Royals, who upped their incredible record for the season to 18-1.

For Mohawk, now 9-10, Lamar Barr had 16 points, Rommel Calura scored 13 points and Frank Benneh added 10.

The Mountaineers finish their regular season at U of T Mississauga Wednesday (Feb. 21), but regardless of the result in that game, they already know they’ll be visiting George Brown College in a crossover playoff game next Saturday (Feb. 24) at 6:00 pm.

Al Craig, Sports Information Officer

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