Dec. 4 Niagara College report
St. Paul grad Johnnie Richardson is shown in action versus Fanshawe. Photo by RYAN MCCULLOUGH.
A pair of volleyball players are Niagara College’s athletes of the week.
Earning male honours was Toronto native Jaydon Milne. The sophomore outside matched his career high with 20 points to help the Knights record a 3-1 victory (25-22, 25-20, 23-25 and 25-16) over the St. Clair Saints.
Against St. Clair, the fitness and health promotion student used his powerful swing to record a season-high 17 kills and three service aces. His .547 hitting percentage was also a career high.
In two games last week, Milne recorded 23 kills, nine digs, and three service aces.
Also performing well for Niagara in the win versus St. Clair were: Robert Zalewski, 19 digs; and, Ben Fillmore, 38 assists.
Contributing for Niagara in a 3-0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-21) loss to Humber were Elijah Bugiardini with seven kills and Milne with six kills and three digs.
Niagara sits in sixth place in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association with a 5-4 record.
Toronto native Zeniah Pinnock was honoured as Niagara’s female athlete of the week.
Pinnick had six kills against the Humber Hawks and 12 kills, 16 digs and a stuff block versus St, Clair.
Also playing well for Niagara’s women’s volleyball team in a 3-0 loss (25-22, 25-14, 25-22) to Humber was Jordan Koslowski with eight kills and six digs.
Also contributing for Niagara in a 3-2 loss (18-25, 20-25, 25-19, 25-22 and 16-14) to St. Clair were: Koslowski, 12 kills; Welland’s Natasha Desjardins, 10 kills; and, Melissa McFadden, 38 assists.
Niagara is in fifth place in the OCAA West with a 5-4 mark.
Fanshawe’s Chris Parker hit a three-pointer in the dying seconds to lift the Falcons to an 89-88 victory over the Niagara Knights men’s basketball team.
“Our guys played a tough game and certainly did enough good things to be in a position to win, however, tonight it did not go our way,” Niagara coach Phil Mosley said. “We will rebound from this and get stronger as we host Sheridan next week.”
Leading the way for Niagara were: Welland Centennial grad Alex Elliott, 20 points, including 18 in the first half, and five assists; Van Hutchinson Jr, 17 points, seven rebounds and eight assists; Kevin Cooper, 14 points and 12 rebounds; and, Jordon McDonald, eight points and nine boards.
Third-place Niagara boasts a 7-3 record
The sixth-place Niagara College’s women’s basketball fell to 5-5 on the season following a 82-38 loss to the Fanshawe Falcons.
Contributing for Niagara, which saw its three-game winning streak snapped were: Welland’s Bridget Atkinson, 12 points, six rebounds and two assists; Niagara Falls’ Rysa Delmundo, eight points, two rebounds and three steals; St. Catharines’ Tia Stys, eight rebounds; and, St. Catharines’ Sophia Al-Kayed, five rebounds.
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