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11 Wins, 9 Losses Show Schedule & Results
Date Time Opponent Location Score Result Game Type

Week Eleven Report:

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.

Week Ten Report:

The men played in a pair of road games last weekend, facing the Durham Lords and the Fleming Knights. Algonquin came out strong against the Lords on Friday, winning the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd quarters by 7, 2, and 4 points, to take a 65-52 advantage into the 4th. The Lords outscored the Thunder 21-14 in the final stanza, but the damage was already done and we took the victory 79-73. Shymar Brewster had another great game, finishing with a season-high 30 points. He also grabbed 5 boards and added a pair of assists and steals to the mix. Mike Soy and Zerious Loney each added 11 points and Denis Dervisevic led the way on the glass, finishing with 7 boards to go along with 8 points. Boxscore

The men continued on to Peterborough on Saturday, where they faced the Knights. The team outscored the Knights in all but the 3rd quarter, ultimately downing Fleming 79-73. Shymar and Zerious led the scoring with 19 a piece. Ameer El-Badry came off the bench to score 15 of his own to go along with 8 boards and 3 assists. Kristian Charette chipped in with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Boxscore

Week Nine Report:

The men’s basketball team followed the women’s team’s lead, losing to the Vikings (69-81) and winning against Loyalist (70-64). Shymar Brewster led the team in points each night, finishing with 25 points vs. the Vikings to go along with 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and 3 steals. Zerious Loney also stood out in the loss, finishing with 15 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist and a steal. Boxscore

Shymar scored 16 points on Saturday against the Lancers. He also grabbed 7 boards and 2 steals for the Thunder. Kristian Charette scored 11 points, 9 of which came on 3-pointers. Denis Dervisevic scored 9 and grabbed a dozen boards. Mike Soy scored 10 points to go along with 2 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals. Boxscore

Week Eight Report:

The men’s team followed the women’s team to Toronto last weekend to face the Huskies and the Grizzlies.  The men played in an exciting, back and forth game against George Brown on Friday.  One that saw the Huskies win the 1st, the Thunder the 2nd, the Huskies the 3rd, the 4th close with a tie that sent things to overtime!  George Brown outscored Algonquin by one in the extra frame to win the game 92-91.  Kristian Charette led the way with 27 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists for Algonquin.  Shymar Brewster netted 20 points, 4, rebounds, 2 assists, and 4 steals and Ameer El-Badry came off the bench to score a dozen points, grab 8 boards, and steal the ball an impressive 7 times!  Boxscore

The Thunder played in another back and forth battle on Saturday when they faced the Grizzlies.  The teams exchanged 25-14 quarters in the 1st and 2nd, that saw the first half end knotted at 39.  Algonquin pushed to a two point lead to finish the 3rd, but Georgian fired back to outscore Algonquin by eight in the 4th, winning the game 77-71.  Shymar led the way with 19 points,  Denis Dervisevic scored 17 and grabbed 10 boards, and Mike Soy added 12 points in the loss.  Boxscore

Week Seven Report:

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

Week Six Report:

While the women battled the Vikings at Algonquin, the men headed across town to face the La Cite Coyotes. Things were pretty close after the 1st quarter, but the men turned it on in the second, outscoring the Coyotes 30-11 in that frame and taking a 16-point lead into the half. La Cite kept the 2nd half close but were unable to narrow the margin significantly and the Thunder rolled to an 84-74 victory! Zerious Loney led the way for Algonquin, finishing with 16 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists. Shymar Brewster chipped in 11 points and 4 rebounds, and Kristian Charette and Mike Soy each added 10 points to the Thunder total. Boxscore

Week Five Report:

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

Week Four Report:

The men spent their weekend on the road, first travelling to Belleville to face the Lancers on Friday and Kingston on Saturday to play the Vikings. The men battled hard but in the end lost a pair of heartbreakers, each by three points. Rookie Mike Soy had 18 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists against Loyalist. Ameer El-Badry added 14 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and a steal and Kristian Charette contributed 14 points of his own to go along with 6 rebounds and 2 assists, but the Thunder fell to the hometown team 75-72. Boxscore

Shymar Brewster had a big game against the St. Lawrence Saturday afternoon, finishing with 27 points, 6 boards, 3 assists and a steal. Veteran Owen Powers had a strong outing, shooting 4-6 from 3-point range and finishing with 14 points to go along with 3 rebounds and 3 steals. And Mike Soy again made a valuable contribution, finishing with 12 points and 3 rebounds. It wasn’t enough though and the Thunder lost in the final minutes 73-70. Boxscore

Week Three Report:

The men’s team played a pair of games over the weekend, against the Canadore Panthers on Friday and the Georgian Grizzlies on Saturday. The Panthers kept it close on Friday, but the Thunder prevailed 81-74. Top performers for the Thunder were Kristian Charette (13 pts, 3 reb), Mike Soy (12 pts, 2 ast, 2 stl), Denis Dervisevic (11 pts, 10 reb), and Zerious Loney (11 pts). Boxscore

The Thunder faced the Grizzlies on Saturday and they delivered a very strong performance, downing Georgian 81-50 to complete their perfect weekend. Ameer El-Badry led the way in this one, finishing with 22 pts, 11 reb, and 2 stl. Denis contributed 15 pts, 14 reb, and 1 block, and Kristian added 12 pts, 4 reb, and 2 ast. Boxscore

Week Two Report:

The men’s basketball team had a rough weekend on the road, falling in defeat to Seneca on Friday (78-80) and to Centennial on Saturday (66-83). Mike Soy led the way against Seneca with 17 points. Owen Powers added 15, Shymar Brewster 12, and Denis Dervisevic and Zerious Loney each had 11 in a losing cause. Boxscore not yet available

Mike was at the front of the Algonquin charge again on Saturday, again scoring 17 points. Shymar Brewster added 10 points (and 5 rebounds) for Algonquin, as did Zerious Loney (along with 6 boards). Boxscore

Week One Report:

The men’s basketball squad played their season and home opener against the George Brown Huskies on Saturday. Though they were down by as many as 17 early on, the Thunder fought back valiantly and had opportunities to win the game in the dying moments of regulation. Unfortunately, they were unable to close it out and wound up losing 106-99 in OT. Kristian Charette led the way for Algonquin with 27 points, Kevin Metelus added 13 and Owen Powers and Shymar Brewster each added a dozen, but they had no answer for the 54 points scored by the Huskies’ Ajahmo Clarke. Boxscore

 

Regular Season Schedule

Saturday, October 29th vs. George Brown – (Loss 106-99)
Friday, November 4th @ Seneca – (Loss 78-80)
Saturday, November 5th @ Centennial – (Loss 66-83)
Friday, November 11th vs. Canadore – (Win 81-74)
Saturday, November 12th vs. Georgian – (Win 81-50)
Friday, November 18th @ Loyalist – (Loss 72-75)
Saturday, November 19th @ SLC – (Win 2-0 – forfeiture)
Friday, November 25th vs. Fleming – 7:00 PM (Win 83-68)
Saturday, November 26th vs. Durham – (Win 74-72)
Friday, December 2nd @ La Cite – (Win 84-74)

Friday, January 13th @ Canadore – (Win 77-63)
Friday, January 20th @ George Brown – (Loss 92-91)
Saturday, January 21st @ Georgian – (Loss 77-71)
Friday, January 27th vs. SLC – (Loss 69-81)
Saturday, January 28th vs. Loyalist – (Win 70-64)
Friday, February 3rd @ Durham – (Win 79-74)
Saturday, February 4th @ Fleming – (Win 79-73)
Friday, February 10th vs. La Cite – (Win 99-86)
Friday, February 17th vs. Centennial – (Loss 76-79)
Saturday, February 18th vs. Seneca – (Loss 57-75)
February 25/26 – Possible Crossover Game – TBD

March 4-6 – OCAA’s @ Centennial
March 16-19 – CCAA’s @ Holland
Saturday, March 25th – All-Star Game @ Fleming

* Games marked with an asterisk to be broadcast at livestream.com/algonquinTV

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History

2015-16 Season
  • Regular Season Record: 13-7
  • Murphy Beya named OCAA 1st Team All-Star
2014-15 Season

• Regular Season Record: 11-9

• 6th Place finish in the OCAA East Division

 

2013-14 Season

OCAA Provincial Championship Silver Medal

• Regular Season Record: 20-0

• OCAA East Division Champions

• Trevor Costello named OCAA Coach of the Year

• Tyrelle Samuels named OCAA East Division Defensive Player of the Year

• Derek Mooney named East Division First Team All-Star

• Njuguna Waiganjo named East Division First Team All-Star

• Tyrelle Samuels named East Division Second Team All-Star

• Njuguna Waiganjo & Tyrelle Samuels named OCAA Championship All-Stars

2012-13 Season

• OCAA Provincial Championship Bronze Medal

• Regular Season Record: 16-4

• Romaine Lawrence named an OCAA Championship All-Star

• Garnet Blais named First Team All-Star

2011-12 Season

• 2nd Place in the OCAA East Division.

• Regular Season Record: 16-4

• Romaine Lawrence named East Division First Team All-Star

• Chris Mooney named East Division Second Team All-Star

• Jordan Scott named East Division All-Rookie Team

2010-11 Season

• OCAA East Region Champions

• Regular Season Record: 19-1

• Njuguna Waiganjo named a CCAA All-Canadian

• Derek Mooney named OCAA East Rookie of the Year

• Landry Ndayitwayeko named OCAA East Region Defensive Player of the Year

• Abdul Kosar named OCAA Championship Second Team All-Star

• Abdul Kosar and Njuguna Waiganjo named to the OCAA East Region All-Star Team

• Trevor Costello was named OCAA & CCAA (National) Coach of the Year

2009-10 Season

• 3rd Place in the OCAA East Region

• Regular Season Record: 15-5, 31-10 overall

• Anthony Hinds named 1st Team East Region All-Star

• Sean Rodrigues named to the All-Rookie Team

2008-09 Season

• CCAA National Championship Bronze Medal

• OCAA Championship Silver Medal

• OCAA East Region Champions

• Regular Season Record: 18-2

• Charly Spurr named OCAA Player of the Year

• Charly Spurr CCAA All-Canadian Award

• Anthony Hinds OCAA Rookie of the Year

• Jordan Rose and Charly Spurr named National Championship and Provincial Championship All-Stars

• Anthony Hind and Charly Spurr named OCAA East Region All-Stars

2007-08 Season

• Regular Season Record: 13-7

• 4th place in the OCAA East Region

2006-07 Season

• OCAA East Region Champions

• Regular season Record: 15-3