Mountaineers varsity highlights – January 25, 2024
It wasn’t a winning week for the Mohawk Mountaineers, but all four indoor teams remain in playoff contention and three have clinched a playoff spot.
The men’s basketball team dropped both their weekend games against the Lambton Lions and St. Clair Saints, but bounced back in a big way on Wednesday (Jan. 24) with an 86-83 win over the Niagara Knights.
Iverson Chong’s performance for men’s basketball was the highlight of the week. The first-year guard scored 48 points, an OCAA single-game best this season, on 56 per cent shooting and knocked down 11 threes versus the Saints.
Chong’s teammate, Raivone Young, joined the scoring party versus Niagara. Young scored a career-best 32 points on 10-of-16 shooting.
Women’s basketball and volleyball, along with men’s volleyball, came out winless this past week.
Athletes of the Week
Sofia Spoljar (Hamilton, ON)
Spoljar was impressive both offensively and defensively in Mohawk women's volleyball's lone match this past weekend. The third-year outside hitter had eight kills, eight digs and a block in three sets played versus the St. Clair Saints.
Iverson Chong (Oakville, ON)
Chong started the weekend with 18 points on 53.8 per cent shooting versus the Lambton Lions. That performance included five rebounds and two steals. But it was what Chong did versus the St. Clair Saints that stood out. The first-year guard scored 48 points, an OCAA single-game best this season. Chong shot 56 per cent from the field and knocked down 11 threes.
Upcoming Game Schedule
- Jan. 27 – Men’s basketball will host the Canadore Panthers in the DBARC for a 6 p.m. tip-off game.
- Jan. 28 – Rare Sunday action will see Mountaineers volleyball travel to play the Sheridan Bruins. The women’s match begins at 1 p.m. and the men follow at 3 p.m.
- Jan. 31 – The Mountaineers are back in the DBARC to host the Niagara Knights with the women’s match scheduled for 6 p.m. and the men will begin at 8 p.m.
All Mountaineers home games are free to attend.
Games are also streamed online, and can be watched here.