ALSO IN FOOTBALL NEWS
NINE FOOTBALL CHEETAHS NAMED TO ALL-STAR SQUAD
VANIER ALSO RECEIVES TEAM SPORTSMANSHIP
to the following 2006 All-Star team members. (See
Quarterback - Liam Mahoney
Running Back - John Jean-Baptiste
Receiver - Michael Alfonso - Tied
Receiver - Frank Bruno
Tackle - Anthony Barrette Guard - Muhommad Petrus
Center - Daryl Rankin - Tied
RESULTS FROM OTHER SPORTS
court, the Mens and Womens AAA Cheetahs basketball
teams each recorded a pair of home wins on the weekend.
On Thursday, in their home-opener, the ladies hammered
Ahuntsic 75-37. Anneth Him-Lazarenko had a tremendous
game with 17 points and 17 rebounds. Also reaching double
figures in scoring were Marie-Eve Martin with 12 points
and 7 boards and Heather Eason with 11 points and 6 rebounds
as the Lady Cheetahs built up an insurmountable 43-15
advantage at the half.
ladies improved their win steak to three with a huge upset 72-69
victory over #3 ranked Edouard-Montpetit on Sunday. The Lady
Cheetahs trailed for most of the game and were down by 14 points
in the fourth quarter before mounting an inspirational comeback
that tied the score at 61-61 with 5:30 remaining in the final
frame. The visitors then went ahead again 69-63 with only 1:33
to play before the home side once again proved their metal and
mounted yet another comeback, narrowing the gap to 69-66 before
Heather Eason and Arianne Dushenes each notched a pair of free
throws to give the ladies the lead. Edouard-Montpetit missed
a last second attempt at a potential game-tying 3-point shot
and the home side had an improbable victory. Kristin Portwine
led the Cheetahs scoring parade with 16 points and 6 rebounds
while Marie-Eve Martin chalked up 12 points, 6 rebounds and
9 assists and Heather Eason also picked up 12 points, all in
a clutch second half performance. Anneth Him-Lazarenko netted
10 points to go along with 9 boards and Magalie Beaulieu contributed
11 points to this uplifting win. The Lady Cheetahs put their
3-1 record on the line this Friday when they visit their cross-town
rival the Dawson Blues. The tip-off is slated for 7:00 p.m.
The Mens AAA
Cheetahs also routed Ahuntsic last Thursday. Leading 44-30 at
halftime and 57-42 in the third quarter, Ahuntsic went on a
12-0 run to close the gap to 57-54 but that was as close as
they would come as the Cheetahs triumphed by a 90-60 count.
Germaine Young led the Cheetahs with 17 points and 7 rebounds.
Mike Flannery tallied 13 points while Anaclet Mulumba Mbayi
contributed 12 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals in
the win. Matt Michaud scored 10 points along with 4 rebounds,
2 assists and 2 blocked shots and Dimitri Tchouta also picked
up 10 points, 5 rebounds and 7 helpers. Hernst Laroche also
put forth a stellar effort with 9 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists
in the Cheetahs second straight regular season win.
Andy Hertzogs crew then improved to 3-0 with a solid 78-58
win over Edouard-Montpetit at the Vanier College Sports Complex
on Sunday. The Cheetahs held a 40-24 lead at halftime and their
guests closed the gap to 10 points but that was as close as
the score would get. Mike Flannery topped Vanier with 17 points
while Kenny Perry netted 14 points and 4 assists and Anaclet
Mulumba Mbayi chipped in with 12 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists
and 3 blocked shots. Ronald Vanel also hit double digits in
scoring with 10 points and 6 boards for the Cheetahs, who will
also visit Dawson this Friday. Game time is 9:00 p.m.
In Mens AA Basketball
action this past weekend, the Cheetahs posted a 1-1 mark. On
Friday night, they ran their early season record to a perfect
5-0 with a 95-72 home decision over Nouvelle-Frontières.
Pierre Monuma paced Vanier with 23 points while Fadi Ali-Ahmad
netted 9 points and Presley Duah and Shem Grant-Corbett added
8 points apiece as the Cheetahs opened up a 31-11 first quarter
lead and never looked back.
the Cheetahs suffered their first setback, a tight 79-74 road
loss to Brebeuf. The guests fell behind 17-6 early on but rallied
to cut the deficit to 27-25 after the first quarter as Pierre
Monuma connected on 4 3-point shots. The Cheetahs trailed 43-39
at the half and knotted the score at 74-74 late in the contest
before coming just short. The Cheetahs will look to start another
winning streak this Friday when they travel to John Abbott for
a 7:00 p.m. dance with the Islanders.