Varsity Roundup – Week 12
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (4-4)
Women’s basketball played only one game last weekend, on Saturday, against the Durham Lords, which they won 74-70. Amoney Abakar showed the hometown fans her all-round game, finishing with 25 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 steals, and 2 blocks! Nya Gathoth contributed 15 points, 4, rebounds and 4 assists, while Jessica Basquin added 15 points of her own to go along with 9 rebounds and 2 steals. Katie Flansbury had 14 points and grabbed 11 boards to finish with a double-double. Boxscore
NEXT GAMES: The Thunder play their final home game of the 1st semester this Friday at 7 PM versus the SLC Vikings. Following their Christmas layoff, they will travel to play the George Brown Huskies on Friday, January 20th at 6 PM and then the Georgian Grizzlies on Saturday, the 21st at 1 PM.
MEN’S BASKETBALL (4-5)
The men’s hoops squad played a pair of games last week, against Fleming and Durham, completing the weekend sweep with victories of 83-68 and 74-72. Ameer El-Badry lit it up on Friday, finishing the game with 21 points and 5 boards. Owen Powers added 14 to the scoreboard along with 4 rebounds and 2 steals. Kristian Charette finished with 13 points and 3 boards to help seal the deal against the Knights. Boxscore
Kristian more than doubled his offensive output on Saturday, pounding the Lords to the tune of 29 points and 3 boards. Shymar Brewster contributed 14 points, 7 boards, 4 assists, a steal and a block to the cause. He also drove hard to get a layup at the buzzer that won the game for the home side in very exciting fashion! Ameer rounded out the top scorers with 13 points and 3 assists for the Thunder. Boxscore
NEXT GAMES: The men play across town at La Cite on Friday, December 2nd at 7 PM. Once 2nd semester begins, they will travel to face the Canadore Panthers on Friday, January 13th at 8 PM.
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL (8-1)
The women’s volleyball team hosted the La Cite Coyotes on Wednesday evening in the first of a home-and-home series that marked the end of their 1st semester competition and will kick off their games for 2nd term. The Thunder downed the Coyotes in straight sets (25-21, 25-19, 25-22) while taking the opportunity to rest some of their starters and give some of their younger players and bench a chance to shine, and shine they did! Rylee Leger and Krissy Berndt led the way with 9 kills a piece, and Marie-Chantal Ozorak contributed 7 of her own. Katie Sands and Brooke Sheldrick split the setting duties, finishing with 11 and 18 assists respectively. Brooke also served 3 aces in the win over their crosstown rivals! Boxscore
NEXT GAMES: The women have completed their 1st semester schedule and will next play a league game on Wednesday, January 11th when the travel to La Cite to play the Coyotes on Wednesday, January 11th at 6 PM. Following that, they will play the Loyalist Lancers in Belleville on Saturday, January 14th at 1 PM.
MEN’S VOLLEYBALL (3-6)
The men’s volleyball team also faced the Coyotes on Wednesday and they also took full advantage, sealing the deal in four sets (25-12, 25-23, 21-25, 25-20) to improve their record to 3-6. Josh Isaac led the attack with 16 kills and 3 aces. Jarrod McNaughton wasn’t far behind with 15 kills of his own. Jonah Nieman coordinated the attack, finishing with 21 assists for the Thunder. Boxscore
NEXT GAMES: The men are off until 2nd semester starts now, when they will go across town to play the La Cite Coyotes on Wednesday, January 11th at 8 PM. After that, they are off to Belleville to face the Loyalist Lancers on Saturday, January 14th at 3 PM.
2016–17 THUNDER VARSITY SCHEDULES
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