Playing in their first regular season game in 7 years and making their return to the OCAA West Division the Sault College women’s basketball team came out with something to prove winning their opening game against Redeemer 54-47. The Cougars who were never down in the game were led by Temiskaming native Keisha Martineau who dropped 15 points and grabbed 8 rebounds on the night. Sault Ste. Marie native’s Danielle White (St. Basil), Cheristy Akiwenzie (SJD) and Riley Linklator (Superior Heights) dropped 13, 11 and 6 points respectively. Laura Lehto out of Sudbury’s Lasalle played 40 minutes running the point and finished the game with 7 points, 4 assists and 5 rebounds.
The following day the Cougars ran into last year’s National Championship hosts, the Niagara Knights and fell short of reaching their competitive goal. The ladies dropped a 95 to 45 decision, and gained valuable experience in understanding what it will take to play against the top teams in the tough OCAA West Division. In the contest Cheristy Akiwenzie led all scorers with 14 points. Keisha Martineau followed with 9 and Laura Lehto had another 7 point performance.
The Sault College Basketball Program plays their home openers this weekend versus Lambton and St. Clair. Tip off time for the girls on Saturday November 12th versus Lambton is 6pm followed by the men at 8pm. Sunday’s match up versus the St. Clair Saints have the girls playing at 1pm followed by the men at 3pm. Your support for the Sault College basketball program is welcomed and greatly appreciated by staff, players and coaches!
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November 9th, 2011 at 2:58pm