Three Knights’ seasons end in quarter-finals
Niagara College’s Jamira Rousseau was named an OCAA West Division Second-Team All-Star.
Niagara College’s women’s basketball team saw its season come to an end with a hard-fought 63-53 loss to Algonquin in the Ontario College Athletic Association quarter-finals hosted by Niagara College.
Algonquin lost 53-38 to Lambton in the semifinals and Lambton lost 66-62 to Humber in overtime in the championship game.
Leading the way for Niagara in the quarter-final loss were: Taryn Mitchell with 15 points, four blocked shots and four rebounds; Janee Harrison with 15 points and six rebounds; and, Molly Taylor with 11 points, eight rebounds, five blocked shots and two steals.
Mitchell (E.L. Crossley) from Port Colborne and Jamira Rousseau (Notre Dame) from Welland were named OCAA West Division Second-Team All-Stars. Mitchell averaged a team-leading 13.9 points and 2.6 steals per game and also averaged 4.8 rebounds per game. Rousseau averaged 10.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and a team-leading 1.4 assists per game.
The Niagara College men’s basketball team concluded its season with a 74-61 loss to the George Brown Huskies in OCAA quarter-final action.
The Knights led 21-14 after one quarter and 39-35 at the half before the Huskies rallied by outscoring Niagara 39-22 in the second half.
George Brown went on to defeat Mohawk 93-80 in the semifinals before falling 106-77 to St. Clair in the championship game.
Top performers for Niagara against George Brown were: Delroy Grandison with 16 points and 10 rebounds; Reggie Williams with 13 points; Ethan Alino-DelaCruz with seven points; and, Rahim Bardi with six points.
The Niagara men were named the OCAA West Division’s Best Defensive Team and Grandison was named a West Division Second Team All-Star. Grandison led Niagara with 15.3 points and 9.6 rebounds per game and tied for the team lead with Alino-DelaCruz with 1.8 steals per game.
Niagara’s women’s volleyball team was ousted in the OCAA quarter-finals, falling 3-0 to Humber.
The Knights weren’t alone in getting swept as Humber went on to defeat Seneca 3-0 in the semifinals and Durham 3-0 in the finals.
Statistical leaders for Niagara in the quarter-finals were: Hope Nicholson with six points and Natasha Desjardins and Abbey Gooder with four; Nicholson with five kills and Desjardins and Gooder with four; Montanna Taylor with 12 assists; and, Nicholson with eight digs, Madelyn Berg with seven and Gooder and Taylor with five.
Completing her final year at Niagara, Desjardins was named a West Division First-Team All-Star. She averaged 2.71 kills, 3.3 points and 2.1 digs per set.
Nicholson was selected to the West Division All-Rookie Team. She averaged 1.74 kills, 2.3 points and 1.65 digs per set.