Mohawk Mountaineers repeat as Fall Classic Champs
October 20, 2014

The Mohawk Mountaineers ran the table for the second straight year at the Grizzlies women’s basketball fall classic this weekend at the Georgian College Athletic Centre in Barrie.

Mohawk was the dominant team at the two-day tournament, in all three of their games. The Mountaineers opened with a 72-32 win Friday night over the George Brown Huskies and followed that with an equally impressive 83-42 over the Lambton Lions in the semi-finals on Saturday.

In a rematch of last year’s final, Mohawk made the repeat complete by defeating the Niagara Knights 68-49. Shanien O’Neil had a team high 16 points in the final to help lead her team to victory.

For her efforts throughout the weekend, Mohawk’s Stef Hrymak was named the tournament’s most valuable player after scoring 16.3 points per game.

The Seneca Sting won the consolation finals by defeating the Cambrian Golden Shield in an 80-48 game.

The Georgian Grizzlies finished off the tournament with a 1-2 record but had many positives to draw from. They opened the tournament with a 51-47 win over the Sault Cougars on Friday night before falling to Niagara 65-47 in the semi-finals.

The Grizzlies closed out the tournament with a 69-46 loss to Lambton on Saturday afternoon.

The 2014-15 OCAA regular season gets underway this coming week with the Grizzlies travelling to face the St. Lawrence-Kingston Vikings on Saturday and the Loyalist Lancers on Sunday.

The Grizzlies home opener will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 5 when the Centennial Colts come to town.


Tournament All-Stars

Nikea Worrell – Seneca

Melissa Ellis – Lambton

Miranda Ross – Niagara

JenJen Abella – Mohawk

Mary Ingribelli -Niagara

Tournament MVP

Stef Hrymak – Mohawk