Fort McMurray, Alberta – For the second day in a row the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) No. 5 seed Mohawk Mountaineers tipped off against an Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) team at these 2015-2016 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Championships Presented by Aircon.
Yesterday it was the NAIT Ooks with the ACAC side winning 85-84, this time their opponent was the host Keyano Huskies who were coming off a disheartening 90-77 loss to the No. 1 ranked Vancouver Island University Mariners of the Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST).
The afternoon crowd was much smaller than the 700 plus the previous evening that came out to cheer on the Huskies but still for what was lacked in quantity they came up big in quality, with close to 300 faithful supporting the Huskies as they regained focus to come away as a 102-91 victor.
The Mountaineers shot a dismal 4 for 36 from three point territory but head coach Brian Jonker kept the Hamilton team focused and instead of giving up when they were down 75-53 after three periods had his team close the gap outscoring the Huskies 38-27 in the final 10 minutes.
Thursday March 17, 2016
Game 6 : 2 p.m.
Mohawk Mountaineers 102 Keyano Huskies 91
Mountaineers Player of the Game: Kareem Collins 15 points 5 assists
Mountaineers Top stats: Jeff Hunt 16 points 11 rebounds
Huskies Player of the Game; Collin Whitely 16 points 8 rebounds
Huskies Top stats: Jacob Simmons 16 points 1 steal