Varsity Roundup – Week 14
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (4-5)
The women’s basketball team were not involved in any league play last week, but they were involved in an exhibition game with a prospective new OCAA team from La Cite. The ladies defeated the inexperienced Coyotes 79-41 in that one and also welcomed 2015-16 Rookie of the Year, Jeylinh Bui, back to the fold! Jeylinh led the way for the team in that one with 21 points. Nya Gathoth added 19 of her own in the rout.
NEXT GAMES: The women head out on the road this weekend, to face the George Brown Huskies on Friday at 6 PM and the Georgian Grizzlies Saturday at 1 PM. Following that, they return to the Gonq gym to host SLC on the 27th at 6 PM and Loyalist on the 28th at 1 PM.
MEN’S BASKETBALL (7-4)
The men’s basketball team opened up their second semester with a trip to Canadore last Friday to square off against the Panthers. The game was close through the first two quarters and Algonquin took a 31-28 lead into halftime. The Thunder came out firing in the third and extended their lead to 13 by its end. They went on to down the Panthers by a final score of 77-63. Shymar Brewster led the way for our side with 21 points, 6 rebounds, and a steal, and was named Athlete of the Week for men’s basketball by the OCAA for his efforts. Mike Soy added 18 and Kevin Metelus another 14 for Algonquin. Kristian Charette led the team with 5 assists. Boxscore
NEXT GAMES: The men travel to the GTA this coming weekend to face the Huskies at 8 PM on Friday and the Grizzlies at 3 PM on Saturday. The come home to host SLC and Loyalist on the 27th and 28th, with games happening at 8 PM on the Friday and 3 PM on the Saturday.
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL (9-2)
The women played two matches last week; one across town against the La Cite Coyotes and one in Belleville against the Loyalist Lancers. They defeated the Coyotes 3-1 (25-17, 16-25, 25-15, and 25-19). Michaela Harkin set the pace with 14 kills and 3 blocks. Julianna Johnson added 12 kills and an ace to the tally. And Katie Sands, handling the setting duties, finished with 36 assists and 5 aces! Boxscore
The Lancers flipped the script on the Thunder in their second match of the week, defeating them 3-1 (11-25, 15-25, 25-14, and 20-25). Bree Scheerhoorn had 10 kills, an ace, and 2 blocks for the Thunder, Julianna Johnson added 9 kills and 3 blocks to the mix, and Rylee Leger finished with 7 kills and a block in the loss. Boxscore
NEXT GAMES: The Thunder host Durham and Georgian this weekend, with both of the women’s games being played at 6 PM on Friday and Saturday. The women will head out of town the following weekend to face the Canadore Panthers on Saturday, January 28th at 1 PM.
MEN’S VOLLEYBALL (4-7)
The men also played La Cite and Loyalist last week, also picking up one win and one loss, albeit to the opposite teams. Josh Isaac had his cannon loaded and pelted the Coyotes to the tune of 17 kills and Nikita Yastrebov added 10 more, but after taking the opening set, the Thunder ended up falling in four (25-21, 20-25, 12-25, and 22-25). Jonah Nieman had 34 assists in the loss. Boxscore
Things turned out differently when the team went to face the Lancers, with Algonquin winning a barnburner that went five sets (25-21, 30-32, 25-19, 24-26, 17-15)! Josh was firing on all cylinders again, finishing with 22 kills and a block. Jarrod McNaughton had 14 kills, an ace, and 2 blocks. Jonah had another big game running the offence, finishing with 5 kills, 3 aces, 2 blocks, and a whopping 50 assists! Congratulations to the team for gutting out a long, hard match to get the win! Boxscore
NEXT GAMES: The men host the Lords and the Grizzlies this weekend, with games at 8 PM on Friday and Saturday. Next weekend they will head to Canadore to face the Panthers at 3 PM on Saturday, the 28th.
2016–17 THUNDER VARSITY SCHEDULES
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