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Men’s & Women’s Basketball

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(Hamilton, Ontario) – The Saints Men’s Basketball team handed Mohawk their 8th straight loss in OCAA West Region play with a 105-86 drubbing in Hamilton Saturday night. Mohawk looked to be in control early knocking down triples and took a 32-19 lead over the Saints after the first quarter. But St. Clair righted the ship in the second quarter closing to within just a 48-42 Mohawk advantage by halftime. The tide had turned and the Saints continued to mount pressure in the third quarter overtaking Mohawk and rolled to 42 points in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach. St. Clair rebounded well winning the war on the glass 59-45 but also scored 35 points on 28 Mohawk turnovers. The Saints also got to the free throw line frequently converting nearly 80% for 23 points to just 8 makes for Mohawk.

Women’s Basketball team lost 83-56 Saturday night in Hamilton surrendering 2nd place in the OCAA’s West Region. The Lady Saints started slow, falling behind 17-11 after the opening quarter but responded in the second quarter to only trail Mohawk 31-29 at halftime. St. Clair stayed within striking distance during the third quarter but were undone in the game’s final frame giving up 29 points as the game spiraled out of control. Neither team shot particularly well from the field but Mohawk scored 28 points off 26 Saints turnovers and enjoyed a 35-13 advantage in bench scoring. Although Mohawk didn’t make a high percentage they did convert twelve triples in the game to just three for St. Clair.

Men's Volleyball Narrowly Miss Playoffs While Women Lock Up 3rd Place

(Windsor, Ontario) – The St. Clair College women’s volleyball team wrapped up their regular season schedule this past weekend hosting two matches at the Sportsplex. Heading into the weekend the Saints had locked up 3rd place in the OCAA West Division.

On Saturday, the Saints took on the Cambrian Golden Shield. This was a huge match for Cambrian who had to win their final two matches to make the playoffs. St. Clair got off to a strong start winning the first set 25-16. However, it was all Cambrian after that as they won the next three sets to win by scores of 25-16, 25-22 and 25-15 to win the match 3-1. Angela Evans (Panama) led the way for the Saints offensively with 13 kills and 7 digs. On Sunday, St. Clair bounced back to easily defeat the College Boreal Viperes 3-0. Game scores for Saints were 25-5, 25-16 and 25-14. Kaitlyn Sauve (Windsor) had a solid match for St. Clair with 8 kills, 3 service aces, 1 stuff block and 7 digs in 2 sets played. With the weekend split, the Saints ended their regular season with a record of 12-6; good for third place alone in the OCAA West Division. The women are currently ranked 3rd in the OCAA.

The St. Clair College men’s volleyball team wrapped up their regular season schedule this past weekend hosting two matches at the Sportsplex. Heading into the weekend the Saints had to win both matches and get some help to secure a playoff spot in the very competitive OCAA West Division. Unfortunately, the Saints did their part but they did not get the help they needed to get into the playoffs.