Vanier College AAA Football Team was eliminated from playoff action
this past Saturday with a 37-18 setback at the hands of the visiting
Beauce-Appalaches Condors in quarter-final play.
The Condors led 14-0
after the first quarter and took a 34-2 lead at half-time. The visitors
then went up 36-2 early in the third frame before the Cheetahs hit
paydirt with an 11 yard touchdown run by Pascal Fils. Fils
then crossed the goalline on a 5 yard dash at the 9:17 mark of the
fourth quarter but it was a case of too little, too late for the
home team. Louis Blais connected on a pair of converts and
the Cheetahs picked up two safeties to round out the scoring.
Fils propelled Vaniers
offensive attack with 108 yards rushing on 20 carries for a 5.4
yards/carry average. Carl Florexil Duchesne and François
Bruno paced the home teams aerial attack with 4 receptions
each for 52 and 42 yards respectively. Defensively, Adam Hrytzak
racked up 11 tackles and Tristan Black had 10 as the Cheetahs
season has come to an abrupt end.
The Lady Basketball Cheetahs
kicked off a tremendous weekend of basketball with an upset 70-65
road win over number three ranked Ste-Foy. The ladies jumped out
to an early 10-8 lead before the scored see-sawed back and forth
throughout the contest. Vanier was up 60-53 with 5 minutes to play
but their hosts knotted the score at 65-65 with a single minute
remaining. Dranadia Roc then hit a tough baseline jumper
with 50 seconds to play to put the Cheetahs ahead to stay. Caroline
Hébert led the way for the Lady Cheetahs with 18 points
and 9 rebounds while Roc netted 15 points and 5 steals and Heather
Eason contributed 13 points to this uplifting triumph. Vanessa
Danisi had 12 points and Ebony Morris chalked up 7 steals
as Vanier improved to 2-0.
On Sunday, the ladies
outlasted Sherbrooke 67-59 at the Vanier College Sports Complex.
Vanier saw a 15 point half time lead disappear and their guests
rally for a 56-55 advantage with 3 minutes to play. Vanessa Danisi
then tied the game with a free throw and Dranadia Roc hit
a three-pointer and a tough jumper in the next two possessions to
clinch the win. Danisi led all Vanier scorers with 20 points. Roc
tallied 19 and Caroline Hébert was an all-round force
with 9 points and 10 rebounds to get the Lady Cheetahs off to a
sizzling 3-0 start. Coach Chantal Vallées squad will
play host to St. Lawrence College on Friday at 7:00 p.m.
In Mens AAA Basketball
action, the Cheetahs routed Ste-Foy 88-63 on Friday night in Ste-Foy.
The Cheetahs opened a 17-point first half lead and then went ahead
by 37 with 9 minutes to play in the game. Adrian Sapp the
top point getter for Vanier with 16 points while adding 5 assists.
Mark DAgostino netted 14 points and James Lee
had 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 helpers. Oliver Borenstein,
Greg Page and Colson Sénat recorded 10 points
apiece in this road win.
In the second half of
Sundays double-header, Vanier demolished Sherbrooke 109-60.
Mark DAgostino had a huge game with 26 points and Greg
Page had a terrific showing with 22 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists,
3 steals and 2 blocked shots. Adrian Sapp scored 16 points
and 9 assists and Lerry Williams and James Lee notched
13 and 12 points respectively as the Mens Cheetahs are also
off to a 3-0 beginning to the season. Coach Andy Hertzogs
troops will face Champlain-St. Lambert this Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
at the Vanier College Sports Complex.
The Mens AA Basketball
Cheetahs dropped an 81-80 nail biter to Montmorency on Sunday. Vanier
led 44-37 at the half and had a 10 point advantage after three quarters
before Montmorency cut into the lead and hit the game-winning shot
with only 2.5 seconds to play. John Korfas held the hot hand
for Vanier with 18 points while Victor Paskal showed good
leadership and added 14 points. Saad Beg and Matthew Vanier
both hit double figures in scoring with 11 and 10 points respectively
in the loss. The Cheetahs record slipped to 1-2 on the season.
They will play host to Lionel-Groulx this coming Friday at 9:00
SOCCER PROVINCIAL PLAYOFF RESULTS
At the Mens Soccer
Provincial Championships last weekend, the Cheetahs routed Trois-Rivières
7-0 in the semi-final before dropping a 2-1 heart-breaker to Sherbrooke
in overtime in the final. Vanier led 1-0 late in the contest despite
having 2 goals called back. Sherbrooke then scored in the dying
seconds of regulation time and then in the extra session to seal
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