St. Catharines native Tianna Stys is the Niagara College female athlete of the week. PHOTO BY: RYAN McCULLOUGH
Saint Paul grad Harry McMaster caught four passes for 99 yards, including a 59-yard touchdown catch, to help the Western Mustangs defeat the Laurier Golden Hawks 75-32 in the Yates Cup, the Ontario University Athletics football championship.
Lakeshore Catholic alumnus Cole Majoros contributed a 21-yard run for the Mustangs.
For Laurier, Holy Cross product Mario Villamizar caught a four-yard touchdown pass.
Western advances to play either Acadia or Saint Mary’s in the Uteck Bowl national semifinal game on Nov. 18.
Starting for the McMaster Marauders, St. Francis grad Jelena Mamic had 17 points and eight rebounds in a 83-71 loss to Ryerson and 11 points and four rebounds in a 71-47 triumph over York.
Centennial product Sarah Holmes recorded 12 points and eight rebounds to help Guelph defeat York 73-54. For York, Saint Paul grad Megan MacLeod had eight points in the loss and six points in York’s 86-46 victory over Algoma.
In Laurier’s 77-50 loss to Carleton, Jean Vanier grad Sarah Dillon had six points, three steals and two rebounds in 14 minutes of floor time.
In nine minutes of floor time, Denis Morris alumnus Erin Kenny had two points, three rebounds and a block to help Windsor knock off Western 89-62. Eden product is Jenneke Pilling is still out of Windsor’s lineup as she recovers from a shin injury.
BADGERS BACK AT MERIDIAN CENTRE
A mid-season clash of the two top men’s teams in the country will take place at the Meridian Centre next month.
The Carleton Ravens, ranked first in the country for men’s basketball, and the second-ranked, undefeated Brock Badgers, will face each other at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, It’s part of a basketball doubleheader that will also see the two schools’ women’s teams battle it out starting at 6 p.m.
Tickets went on sale Thursday, Nov. 9 on Ticketmaster online with prices set at $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and youth and $35 for court side. A limited number of free tickets for Brock students will become available starting Monday, Nov. 27.
The No. 1 ranked men’s and women’s wrestling program both captured gold at the 2017 Ryerson University Open.
The Brock teams combined for the overall point total with 93.0 points ahead of Western (56.0 points) and Guelph WC (43.0 points). The women were first place with 59.0 points and men first place with 34.0 points.
For the Brock women, placing first overall were Tina Mclaren (55kg), Hannah Taylor (59kg), Skylar Grote (67kg) and Shauna Kuebeck (72kg). Samantha Romano (51kg), Indira Moores (67kg) and Darrion Sterling (82kg) all captured silver while Nicole French (72kg) collected bronze. Daina Armstrong placed fifth to round out the Badgers wrestlers.
For the Brock men, Sam Jagas (57kg), Cruiz Manning (72kg) Ignatius Pitt (90kg) and Calvin Daum (100kg) all took home individual gold. Ty Bridgewater (76kg) and Juwan Burgess (82kg) both captured silver, while Mark Sciz (54kg), Rock Provost (68kg) and Noel James (120kg) all added bronze. Rounding ot the Badgers were Joey Martin (61kg) and Matt Pugliese (65kg) who both finished fourth.
The men’s basketball team rolled past the University of Toronto Varsity Blues 80-57 Friday in Toronto.
Brock had all five starters in double figures led by Cassidy Ryan, who finished with 16 points and five rebounds. Johneil Simpson contributed with 14 points while Daniel Cayer collected 13 points and 10 rebounds. Dani Elgadi added 12 points and 13 boards.
The Badgers also defeated the No. 10 Ryerson Rams 80-75 in overtime Wednesday night.
In overtime, with three Brock starters fouled out, Ryan would take over, knocking down a field goal and one and a clutch three-pointer to secure the road victory.
Brock had four starters in double figures led by Ryan who recorded a career best 32 points. Elgadi contributed with 13 points and five rebounds while Daniel Cayer and Simpson chipped in with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
The Badgers host the Nipissing Lakers and Laurentian Voyageurs next weekend at the Bob Davis Gymnasium.
The women’s basketball team dropped an 81-58 decision to the Ryerson Rams.
The Badgers had three players in double figures led by freshman Kristin Gallant, who recorded her second 23-point game of the season to lead all scorers. Ana Caldeira Rua and Shannon Norhey both contributed with 10 points each while Ieva Sukeviciute chipped in with eight points and six rebounds to round out the Brock leaders.
The women’s basketball team saw its record fall to 2-4 after a 71-46 road loss to the University of Toronto Friday.
Steph Finlay had 11 points and seven rebounds and Gallant contributed nine points and 11 boards. Rua netted seven points and Lauren Zonneveld came off the bench to contribute six points and five rebounds.
The men’s hockey team defeated the Ryerson Rams 4-3 Wednesday night at the Seymour-Hannah Centre.
Sammy Banga had a pair for Brock while Josh Timpano and Adam Lloyd also scored.
Clint Windsor made 41 saves in net for the Badgers.
The Badgers also dropped a 5-4 decision in a shootout at Laurier Friday.
Braden Pears, Matt MacLeod, Mack Lemmon and Ayden MacDonald scored.
The women’s hockey team defeated the Laurentian Voyageurs 3-1 Sunday afternoon at the Seymour Hannah Centre.
Maggie Spratt-Mallick, Amanda Ieradi and Hunter Accuri scored for the Badgers.
Jenson Murphy made 35 saves in goal.
The Badgers also dropped a 4-0 decision to the Nipissing Lakers.
Murphy made 26 saves in a losing effort.
The men’s volleyball team dropped a 3-1 (25-17, 19-25, 25-11, 25-13) decision to the Western Mustangs.
Leading the Badgers was rookie Logan House who finished with 11 kills and seven digs and Timmy Spiser who collected 10 kills and seven digs. Setter Marcelo Correa finished with 30 assists and six digs while libero Felipe Costa added 10 digs.
The women’s volleyball team defeated the Western Mustangs 3-2 (28-26, 17-25, 25-22, 14-25, 15-11).
Leading the Badgers offence was Laura Condotta who recorded 14 kills and 23 digs for the double double. Tori Carroll collected 11 kills while Grace Pyatt and Renee Helmer rounded out the leaders with nine and seven kills respectively. Brock setter Emily Armstrong finished with 36 assists and nine digs, while libero Julia Balabat collected 13 digs.
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
The Athletes of the Week for the week are men’s basketball player Cassidy Ryan and women’s wrestler Hannah Taylor.
The women’s basketball program won their second straight game as the team defeated the visiting Lambton Lions 69-39 at the Welland Athletic Centre. The Knights were led by Stys who turned in a monster game finishing with 16 points and 13 rebounds, both career highs.
The men’s basketball program lost for the first time this season, dropping a 100-95 decision by the visiting Lambton Lions. The loss drops the Knights to 4-1 on the season.
Van Hutchinson, Jr. finished with game highs in both points with 26 and rebounds with 15. Levin Mukana, Danny Lokole of Welland, Deysean Thompson Jordon McDonald and Jordon McDonald all finished in double digit scoring for Niagara.
The women’s volleyball team defeated the Conestoga Condors Thursday night in three straight sets (25-14, 25-13, 25-9). The victory improves the Knights to 3-1 on the season and puts them in sole possession of third place in the OCAA west division.
The men’s volleyball program earned a tough come-from behind victory on the road Thursday night when they defeated the Conestoga Condors in five sets. Outside hitter Mitch Sawatsky of St. Catharines and blocker Jacob Williamson of St. Cathariens had 17 points and 15 points, respectively.
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Athletes of the week are St. Catharines native Tianna Stys of the women’s basketball program and Ben Fillmore of the men’s volleyball program.