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Mountaineer varsity highlights - Dec. 3

Exhibition play continued for both Mountaineers basketball and volleyball teams this past week. Both men’s and women’s volleyball and women’s basketball came through victorious versus the Fanshawe Falcons.

Of note, women’s basketball first-year guard Kyra Guzylak-Messam scored a career-high 18 points on six-of-10 shooting from three-point range in the team's win over the Falcons. Nathan Snippe continued to be a strong leader for men’s volleyball, with 18 kills on 20 attempts in his team's win and Kaelyn Emslie had nine kills and four aces on the women’s side.

Off the court, men’s volleyball concluded their Movember initiative. The team collectively raised $1,935.

The Mountaineers have also launched a Holiday Toy Drive for Eva Rothwell Centre. New and gently used toys are being accepted as donations. As well, the women’s basketball team is running a Holiday Drive for Mission Services of Hamilton, collecting non-perishable food items, hygiene products (feminine hygiene, toothpaste, shampoo, etc) and new hats, mitts and scarves for the women’s shelter. Donations for both drives can be made to room R105 or the DBARC front desk.

Mountaineers Athletes of the Week

(in collaboration with the Mohawk Students’ Association)

Irene Jaramillo Restrepo (women’s volleyball)

Nathan Snippe (men’s volleyball

Restrepo, a native of Colombia, in four sets over the course of two matches, combined for 14 kills, one ace and two blocks. Restrepo averaged 4.25 points per set and was 50 per cent efficient. Snippe in two matches had 21 kills, six blocks and two aces.

Women’s Basketball

Nov. 27: Lost 69-46 to the Humber Hawks
Dec. 1: Beat the Fanshawe Falcons 62-43

Men’s Basketball

Nov. 27: Lost to the Humber Hawks 98-86
Dec. 1: Lost 106-93 to the Fanshawe Falcons

Women’s Volleyball

Nov. 27: Lost to the Humber Hawks 3-0 (21-25, 21-25, 22-25)
Dec. 1: Won versus the Fanshawe Falcons 3-1 (25-27, 25-15, 25-15, 25-6)

Men’s Volleyball

Nov. 27: Lost to the Humber Hawks 3-2 (19-25, 25-17, 19-25, 25-21, 12-15)
Dec. 1: Beat the Fanshawe Falcons 3-1 (25-21, 23-25, 25-22, 25-21)

Next week’s schedule

Dec. 4: Women’s and Men’s Basketball play on the road versus the Sheridan Bruins at 1pm/3pm (Exhibition)

Dec. 4: Women’s and Men’s Volleyball host the Sheridan Bruins at 2pm/4pm (Exhibition home game)

Photo by Brayden Swire