Varsity Roundup – Week 18
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (9-6)
The women’s basketball team earned a resounding victory this past Friday, downing the Loyalist Lancers at home by a score of 96-39! Algonquin won each quarter, by 14, 9, 17, and 17, respectively. Jeylinh Bui and Lauren Tebrake were the driving forces in this one. Jey finished with 24 points, 3 rebounds, 11 assists, 6 steals, and 1 block. For her part, Lauren also had 24 points, 14 rebounds, 8 assists, 5 steals, and a block. (If you are counting, that is Lauren’s 10th double-digit rebounding total in 15 games this year.) Katie Flansbury added 16 points and 5 boards. Nya Gathoth had 14 points and Jessica Basquin contributed a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Boxscore
Next Games: The Thunder play their final home games of the regular season this coming weekend, when they host the Centennial Colts on Friday night starting at 6 PM and then the Seneca Sting on Saturday starting at 1 PM.
MEN’S BASKETBALL (11-7)
While the women travelled last weekend, the men remained at home to square off against their crosstown rivals, the La Cite Coyotes. The Thunder won the first two quarters, taking a 56-43 lead into the half. The Coyotes outscored the home side by 5 in the third, but couldn’t keep up in the fourth, getting outscored 29-24, and ultimately falling to the Thunder by a score of 99-86. Zerious Loney came out aggressively in this one, scoring 27 points and grabbing 9 boards. Ameer El-Badry scored 15 to go along with 3 rebounds and 5 assists. Shymar added 14 points, 4 boards, and 4 assists. Ernest Tolete also had a big game, scoring 11 points on .500 shooting! Boxscore
Next Games: The men will host their final regular season games this Friday and Saturday when the Colts and Sting come to town. Algonquin will face Centennial on Friday starting at 8 PM and then Seneca on Saturday at 3 PM.
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL (15-3)
The women’s volleyball team played a pair of games last weekend, winning both, and handing losses to Centennial and George Brown on their home courts. They won 3-2 against the Colts (25-22, 21-25, 24-26, 25-20, 15-12), with Bree leading the offence with 17 kills, 4 aces, and a block. Julianna Johnson contributed 14 kills and a block, and Rylee Leger added 5 kills, 3 aces, and 2 blocks to the Thunder tally. Boxscore
In their second game of the weekend, the ladies faced the Huskies and handed them a 3-1 loss (27-29, 25-14, 26-24, 25-16). Coach Everton Senior gave some of his starters the night off in favour of his bench, and the team did not disappoint! The top three scorers were Rylee Leger (8 kills, 2 aces, 5 blocks), Michaela Harkin (7 kills, 1 ace), and Marie-Chantal Ozorak (6 kills), all of whom are first year players. Boxscore
Next Games: The women have completed their regular season and now are waiting to head to provincials!
MEN’S VOLLEYBALL (8-10)
The men’s volleyball team completed their second perfect weekend in a row, defeating the Centennial Colts on Friday and the George Brown Huskies on Saturday, both teams in straight sets! The set scores on Friday were 25-18, 25-14, and 25-22. Josh Isaac was the top scorer for Algonquin on Friday, finishing with 11 kills, 2 aces, and a block. Jarrod McNaughton had 6 kills, an ace, and 3 blocks. Andrew Neubauer added 4 kills and 2 blocks to the Thunder total. Boxscore
The Thunder finished their second day of competition by downing the Huskies 25-23, 25-17, and 25-22. Nikita Yastrebov finished with 11 kills, and ace, and 3 block. Josh Isaac had 7 kills, an ace and 2 blocks. And Tom Cullingworth finished with 6 kills and a block for the Thunder. Boxscore
Next Games: The men have completed their regular season schedule, but unfortunately have not qualified for post-season play. That in spite of the fact that they finished the season on a 4 game win streak, and won seven of their last eleven. The men added 7 wins to their season tally from last year and are to be congratulated on their progress!
2016–17 THUNDER VARSITY SCHEDULES
The 2016–17 Thunder Varsity schedules have been updated and posted under their respective links.
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