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Mohawk College has won its first Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Men's Basketball Championship. 

The Mountaineers, led by Aminu Bello's 32 point, player of the game performance, downed the Mount Royal University Cougars of Calgary 88-73 in the Gold Medal Final in Truro, N.S., Saturday night. Alex Reis scored 22 points and Tanner Lane added 12, on four, three-point shots.

Andrew Cicuttini, who was named Most Valuable Player of the Championship, had 15 rebounds for the Mountaineers.

Mohawk fell behind 12-4 but thanks to consecutive three pointers by Bello, Lane and Bello again, took the lead and were in front 21-18  after one quarter. In the second quarter, Mohawk went on a 15-1 run and led by 17 (36-19). Mount Royal got back to within seven points (44-37) but Lane's late three pointer gave the Mountaineers their 10 point margin at the half.

Mohawk led 64-55 in the third and continued their lead into the fourth quarter. Mohawk had a field goal percentage of 40.26 for the game, while Mount Royal shot 34.15 percent.

Mohawk's Manny Campbell was named to the championship's First All-Star Team. Taylor Dowhaniuk was named to the Second Team.