Div.1 Men’s Hoopsters Lose While Lady Flag Football Advance To Playoffs
DIVISION 1 WOMEN’S AND MEN’S BASKETBALL
Report by Coach Andy Hertzog
Our Division 1 basketball teams went on the road tonight for a doubleheader at John Abbott. The first game was close for the first half, with our women leading 9-7 after 1 quarter and 22-18 at halftime. We exploded in the 3rd quarter, however, and held a 15-point advantage going into the final period. We increased the advantage to 20, at 51-31, with 4 minutes remaining. Our hosts went on a run to cut the elad to 11, but we took control again and finished with a 59-41 victory, evening our league record at 1-1. Our high scorer was Tylea Cole, who had 13 points and 12 rebounds. Caroline Task had 11 points. Ruth Tshikudi-Tshila had 7 points but was dominant on the boards, hauling down 23 rebounds.
In the 2nd game, our men got off to an early lead, but our hosts came back and tied the game on a 3-point shot at the end of the 1st quarter. We took the lead again in the 2nd quarter and led 42-29 at the half. Our hosts slowly started coming back, and we led by only 1 going into the 4th quarter. Unfortunately we could not maintain our advantage, eventually losing 79-73. Our leading scorers were Schneiders Suffrardand Jean-Daniel Mathieu, each with 18 points. Schneiders added 13 rebounds and J.D. had 5 boards. Abdul Kamane, who played limited minutes due to foul trouble, had 10 points.
Our men’s and women’s teams host Ste-Foy for a doubleheader next Friday, October 31. The women’s game is at 7:00 PM and the men’s game follows at 9:00.
DIVISION 2 MEN’S BASKETBALL
On Sunday, the Division 2 Men’s Basketball Cheetahs had a successful start to their season as they defeated Édouard-Montpetit 77-49 on the road. Scoring details are still to come. Next, they will play their home opener on Sunday, November 2nd VS Dawson at 1:00 PM. (The game will be followed by the Div.1 Men’s Basketball home game at 3:00 PM.)
WOMEN’S FLAG FOOTBALL
Report by Tara Mrakic
The Cheetahs finished the season splitting their double-header in Granby. In the first game, there were a number of highlights; QB Allyson Sobol threw for 256 yards and 4 TDs, had 0 interceptions and rushed for 33 yards. Anisha Joshi scored 1 TD on a catch and run play of 60 yards, equally Tatiana Bakos had 1 TD on a 60 yard catch and run. Lamees Aljoundi scored the other 2 TDs which gave the Cheetahs a convincing lead all the way into the 4th quarter. On the defensive side of the ball, veteran Michelle Samaha led the ball hawks with 2 interceptions while Jennifer Mourelatos, Pascale Massé-Lefebvre and Tyannah Parks each had 1. Rusher Rochelle Bethelmy had 3 sacks in this game which was a season high for her. This first game was the momentum the Cheetahs needed to go up against their 2nd opponent from Granby who they’d lost to at home a few weeks prior.
In the 2nd game against Granby, the Cheetahs gave up 2 quick touchdowns which had them down 13 points closing out the first half, until QB Allyson Sobol connected with veteran teammate Tatiana Bakos twice who sprinted 70 yards down field each time for her 2nd & 3rd TDs of the day. Sadly in the 2nd half the Cheetahs couldn’t keep the momentum going and gave up another 14 points to concede a 2nd loss to their new rivals from Granby. Pascale Massé-Lefebvre and Tatiana Bakos were the key highlights on defense who tried to keep the Cheetahs in the game.
As the Cheetahs head into the playoffs finishing 2nd in their pool, they will face Ahuntsic at 9:30 AM this Saturday in a game played at the Cégep de Valleyfield. Should they come out victorious, they will then face the team from Valleyfield at 1:00 PM. A win over Valleyfield puts us in the Finals on Sunday at 11:00 AM.
Come out and support the Cheetahs as they’ve had another great season especially being an almost brand new team.
Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose…Cheetahs!
MEN’S AND WOMEN’S RUGBY
The Men’s Rugby Cheetahs season ended on a high as they won their last two games, including a 26-10 win over Marianopolis on Sunday. Unfortunately, they didn’t make the playoffs, but we still offer our congratulations to the team and to Coach Ron Chiasson for their improvement as the season progressed. The Lady Rugby Cheetahs also didn’t make the playoffs, but they too won their last game of the season over Marianopolis 24-15. Way ta go, Ladies!