Brock and Niagara College sports report
A basketball player and a hockey goalie are this week’s Brock University athletes of the week.
Earning top male honours was Waterloo native Dani Elgadi. The fifth-year humanities major from Waterloo averaged 21 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game as the second-ranked Brock men’s basketball team defeated Waterloo and Laurier to improve to 18-2 in Ontario University Athletics action. Elgadi sits 10th in in the OUA in scoring average (18.1 points) and third in rebounds per game (9.7).
Leading the way for Brock in a 100-78 victory over Waterloo were: Cassidy Ryan, career high 34 points; Elgadi, 18 points and eight rebounds; and, Daniel Cayer and Johneil Simpson, 11 points each.
Performing well for Brock in a 73-69 triumph over Laurier were: Elgadi, 24 points and seven rebounds to move into fifth in all-time Brock scoring; Cayer, 21 points; and, Ryan, 11 points and six rebounds.
Brock’s men host Lakehead Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.
Brock’s women’s basketball team (6-14) had a winless week, falling 73-58 to Laurier and 47-44 to Waterloo.
Performing well for Brock against Laurier were: Welland’s Courtney McPherson, 16 points and 16 rebounds; Welland’s Miranda Smith, 12 points; Kristin Gallant, 11 points; and, Welland’s Brooke Murdoch, 10 points.
Leading Brock versus Waterloo were: Smith, 13 points and seven rebounds; Murdoch, 11 points and nine rebounds; Gallant, nine points and six assists; and, McPherson, 13 boards and four points.
Brock hosts Lakehead Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m.
A quick look at local players in the OUA sees: Welland Centennial product Sarah Holmes with 19 points and four rebounds to help Guelph dump Agleam 87-72; St. Francis product Jelena Mamic had seven points and five rebounds as McMaster defeated Lakehead 67-57 and then recorded 13 points, four rebounds and four assists to help Mac defeat Lakehead 74-62; and, Saint Paul product Megan MacLeod recorded five points and seven rebounds as her York squad fell 73-53 to Queen’s
Earning Brock female athlete of the week honours was Jensen Murphy, a third-year medical sciences major from Kingston.
The Brock women’s hockey goalie made 38 saves in a 1-0 overtime loss to the eighth-ranked Guelph Gryphons. Murphy broke her own single season saves record and has now made 661 saves in 21 games to lead the OUA. She is also tops in the OUA in games played (21) and minutes (1248:56), she’s fourth in wins (11) and sixth in save percentage (.943).
Half of Brock’s 10 losses this season are by one goal. The Badgers are in seventh place with 33 points (8-3-7-3), four points ahead of Laurentian and five ahead of Waterloo. Those teams both have three games in hand on Brock.
After two road games, Brock concludes the regular season Feb. 17 at 2:15 p.m at the Seymour-Hannah Centre as part of Brock Women’s Hockey Senior Day.
Brock’s men’s hockey team fell 3-2 to Waterloo and 5-2 versus Windsor.
Against Waterloo, Dexter Weber had a goal and an assist and former IceDog Mack Lemmon also scored. Cosimo Fontana and Mitch Nardi potted goals against Windsor.
The Brock men’s volleyball team ran its winning streak to five straight matches with a 3-0 sweep of the Royal Military College Paladins and a 3-2 shading of Queen’s.
Performing well for Brock versus RMC were: Timmy Spisar, 14 kills and seven digs; Dean Globocki, nine kills; Alex Carter, seven kills; Marcelo Correa, 33 assists; and, Felipe Costa, 10 digs.
Leading the way against Queen’s were: Logan House, 24 kills and four aces; Spisar, 15 kills and 10 digs; Peter Schnabel, 10 kills; Correa, 43 assists, seven digs and four kills; and, Costa, 13 digs.
Brock’s women’s volleyball squad fell 3-1 on the road to Queen’s.
Playing well for Brock were: Renee Helmer, 10 kills and five digs. Grace Edwards; nine kills and 12 digs; Laura Condotta, six kills; libero Julia Balatbat, 14 digs; and, setter Emily Armstrong , 23 assists and five digs.
BROCK TRACK AND FIELD
Competing at the York Open, Beamsville native Ben Gatsby ran the 300 metres in 36.63 seconds to qualify for the OUA championships.
Season-best results were turned in by: Anna Wojtis, 60-metres and 60-metre hurdles; Kwaku Bonsu, 60 metres; and, Jeremy Mol, 600 metres.
NIAGARA COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL
A pair of volleyball players have been named Niagara College’s male and female athletes of the week.
Earning top female honours was Hamilton native Jordan Koslowski. The third-year outside hitter led her team in kills in two wins last week, recording 12 kills against Boreal and 17 kills against Cambrian.
Koslowski ranks fourth in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association play with 143 kills and eighth in the OCAA with 3.5 points per set.
Niagara’s women improved to 10-6 on the season with 3-1 victories over Boreal (25-11, 21-25, 25-8, 25-10) and Cambrian(19-25, 25-22, 25-14, 25-19).
Leading the way versus Boreal were: Koslowski; Thorold’s Nicole Pirillo, 11 kills; and, Zeniah Pinnock, 10 kills.
Performing well versus Cambrian were: Koslowski; Rachel Rivers, 15 kills; Welland’s Shayna Graham, 12 digs; and, Isabelle Rivest, nine kills.
Garnering male athlete of the week honours was St. Catharines native and Eden grad Jake Williamson.
The second-year middle blocker had 18 kills in a straight-set victory over Cambrian. He is averaging 2.5 points per set and is second on Niagara with 116 total kills.
Niagara improved to 9-7 on the season by sweeping Boreal (25-17, 25-18, 25-17) and Cambrian (25-23, 25-16, 25-20).
The top performer for Niagara versus Boreal was St. Catharines native Mitch Sawatsky. He had six kills on nine attempts.
Leading Niagara over Cambrian were Williamson and Ben Fillmore, who had 29 assists.
Niagara’s fifth-place women’s basketball team sits at 10-6 on the season after beating Sheridan 83-80 in overtime and losing 77-48 to unbeaten Humber.
Topping the stat sheet versus Sheridan were: Fonthill’s Courtney Kilyk, 12 points, 17 rebounds, six assists, and three steals; St. Catharines Tianna Stys, a career-best 17 points; and, guard Hope Brown, 12 points, four rebounds, and four assists.
Leading the way versus Humber was St. Catharines native Mary Ingribelli. The Governor Simcoe product netted 18 points.
Niagara’s fifth-place men’s basketball team fell to 10-6 on the season following losses to Sheridan (91-83) and Humber (92-61).
Performing well versus Sheridan were; Levi Mukuna, 25 points to push his team-leading average to 18.7 points; and, Van Hutchinson Jr., 16 points and 6 assists.
Hutchinson Jr. shone against Humber with 20 points and 16 assists.