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Mohawk loses to Lethbridge in bronze medal game at CCAA Men's Basketball Championship

The Lethbridge College Kodiaks won the bronze medal at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Men's Basketball Championship in Hamilton Ontario Saturday (March 21). The Alberta team defeated the host Mohawk Mountaineers 106-92 at the David Braley Athletic and Recreation Centre.

Kodiaks' Player of the game Travis Butt scored 31 points and had five assists to lead the attack. Chaz Johnson scored 31 and added 10 assists for Lethbridge, which trailed 28-24 after the first quarter and were even at 46 at the break. Mohawk, playing its third game in less than 24 hours seemed to run out of steam from that point on. But Lethbridge, with not much more time to rest, kept coming and outscored their hosts by 20 points in the third quarter for a 79-59 lead. Mohawk managed to close the gap slightly in the final period but were too far back.

Matt Fennell, the top player in Canada and one of four Mountaineers playing their final game for Mohawk, was his team's Player of the Game with 41 points, including 33 in the first half when he sank seven 3-point shots in nine attempts.

Kojo Afari had 14 points.