Brock dou­ble gold

Badgers live up to top billing in men’s and women’s wrestling at Ry­er­son Open

The Niagara Falls Review - - SPORTS - BERND FRANKE

Brock wrestlers lived up to their No. 1 rank­ing pin­ning down gold in the men’s and women’s di­vi­sions at the Ry­er­son Open.

Brock teams com­bined for the over­all top point to­tal with 93, ahead of Western’s 56 and Guelph WC’s 43 points.

The women were first place with 59 points and the men were first with 34 points.

Tina McLaren, 55 kg, Han­nah Tay­lor, 59 kg, Sky­lar Grote, 67 kg, and Shauna Kue­beck, 72 kg, won gold medals for the Brock women’s team.

Sa­man­tha Ro­mano, 51 kg, Indira Moores, 67 kg, and Dar­rion Ster­ling, 82 kg, cap­tured silver while Ni­cole French, 72 kg, col­lected bronze. Daina Armstrong placed fifth.

For the Brock men, Sam Ja­gas, 57 kg, Cruiz Man­ning, 72kg, Ig­natius Pitt, 90 kg, and Calvin Daum, 100 kg, each won a gold medal.

Ty Bridge­wa­ter, 76 kg, and Juwan Burgess, 82 kg, cap­tured silver, Mark Sciz, 54 kg, Rock Provost, 68 kg, and Noel James, 120 kg, each won bronze.

Round­ing out the Badgers were Joey Martin, 61 kg, and Matt Pugliese, 65 kg, who both fin­ished fourth.

Brock men 2-0 in hoops

Brock will be back home in men’s bas­ket­ball for the first time in three weeks af­ter four games on the road, all of them wins.

On tap this week­end at Bob Davis Gym­na­sium are an 8 p.m. tipoff Fri­day against the Nipiss­ing Lak­ers and a home game ver­sus the Lau­ren­tian Voy­a­guers at the same time the fol­low­ing night.

The Badgers im­proved to 6-0, tops in the On­tario Univer­sity Ath­let­ics West Di­vi­sion, with an 8057 vic­tory over the Var­sity Blues in Toronto.

Pac­ing the sec­ond-ranked Badgers in points were Cas­sidy Ryan with 16, Johneil Simp­son, 14, Daniel Cayer, 13, Dani El­gadi, 12, and Tyler Brown, 11.

El­gadi had a team-high 13 re­bounds.

Simp­son sur­passed Allen Mac­Dougall to move into 10th all time in Brock scor­ing with 1,853 points.

Four losses in a row

Brock dropped a 71-46 de­ci­sion to Toronto in women’s bas­ket­ball to ex­tend its road los­ing streak to four games af­ter open­ing the sea­son 2-0.

The Badgers shot only 24.6 per cent from the floor, hit­ting 16-of65, and 13.3 per cent in three-point at­tempts, 2-of-15.

In com­par­i­son, the Var­sity Blues fin­ished the game 43.1 per cent from the floor, 25-of-58, and 36.8 per cent from be­yond the arc, 7-of19.

Stephanie Find­lay topped Brock in scor­ing with 11 points, and Kristin Gal­lant led the team in re­bound­ing with 11.

The Badgers’ first op­por­tu­nity to get back into the win col­umn is Fri­day at 6 p.m. when they host Nipiss­ing, 1-2. Brock is home to Lau­ren­tian, 1-2, Satur­day, also start­ing at 6 p.m.

Shut out in shootout

There was no rush to leave the ice when Brock vis­ited Lau­rier in men’s hockey.

Three pe­ri­ods, one over­time and a seven-round shootout were needed be­fore the host Golden Hawks could claim a 5-4 vic­tory and drop the Badgers to 3-4-3 in the standings.

Braden Pears and Matt McLeod scored power-play goals to get Brock back into the game af­ter trail­ing 3-0.

Mack Lem­mon and Ay­den MacDon­ald,

ATH­LETES OF THE WEEK

Men’s bas­ket­ball player Cas­sidy Ryan and women’s wrestler Han­nah Tay­lor are Brock Univer­sity’s top ath­letes for the week end­ing Sun­day. Ryan, a fourthyear phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion ma­jor from Mis­sis­sauga, av­er­aged 24 points, five re­bounds and two steals in vic­to­ries over Ry­er­son, 80-75 in over­time; and Toronto, 80-57.

He recorded a ca­reer-best 32 points ver­sus the Rams, in­clud­ing six straight in over­time to lead the Badgers to vic­tory.

Tay­lor, a sec­ond-year sport man­age­ment ma­jor from Corn­wall, P.E.I., went 5-0 in the 59-kilo­gram class help­ing No. 1 ranked Brock women’s team to the gold medal at the Ry­er­son Open in Toronto.

She set­tled for the silver medal in the 57 kg class at the Com­mon­wealth Games tri­als in Van­cou­ver. who forced over­time 8:12 into the third pe­riod, added even­strength mark­ers to round out the scor­ing for the Badgers.

Lau­rier outscored Brock 1-0 in the shootout.

Sammy Banga, with two goals, Josh Tim­pano, on the power play, and Adam Lloyd found the back of the net in a 4-3 vic­tory over Ry­er­son at home.

Brock hosts Lau­rier, 7-3, Fri­day and Guelph Satur­day at Sey­mour-Han­nah Sports and En­ter­tain­ment Cen­tre. Both games start at 7:15 p.m.

Back in win col­umn

Brock tripled vis­it­ing Lau­ren­tian 3-1 in women’s hockey de­spite be­ing out­shot 36-22.

Mag­gie Spratt-Mal­lick, on the power play, Amanda Ieradi and Hunter Ac­cursi, empty net, scored for the Badgers.

Jensen Mur­phy made 35 saves to earn the win as Brock re­bounded from a 4-0 loss the day be­fore to vis­it­ing Nipiss­ing.

The Badgers, 4-1-2-1, host Guelph Satur­day at 2:15 p.m. and Wind­sor Sun­day, also at 2:15 p.m.

0-2 week­end

Brock dropped back-to-back 3-1 de­ci­sions to Western and Wind­sor on the week­end to re­main win­less in men’s vol­ley­ball.

Alex Carter and Lo­gan House recorded 12 kills each, set­ter Marcelo Cor­rea had 34 as­sists and libero Felipe Costa a game-high 15 digs for Brock in Sun­day’s loss to the Wind­sor Lancers – 25-18, 22-25, 25-22, 25-21.

Stand­outs for the Badgers in the four-set set­back to the Western Mus­tangs – 25-17, 19-25, 26-11, 25-13 – were House, 11 kills, seven digs; Timmy Spiser, 10 kills, seven digs; Cor­rea, 30 as­sists, and Costa, 10 digs.

Brock, 0-4, hosts McMaster, 4-1, Sun­day for a 4 p.m. start at Bob Davis Gym­na­sium.

Badgers drop to .500

Laura Con­dotta and Re­nee Helmer recorded 13 kills each, Han­nah Daven­hill had 23 as­sists and Ju­lia Balat­bat 15 digs but it wasn’t enough as Brock lost to Wind­sor in women’s vol­ley­ball.

The road loss to the Lancers – 25-18, 23-25, 25-23, 25-19 – dropped the Badgers to 2-2 in league play.

Con­dotta recorded 14 kills and came up with 23 digs the be­fore in London, Ont., is a full-set loss to the Western Mus­tangs – 28-26, 17-25, 25-22, 14-25, 15-11.

Brock set­ter Emily Armstrong had 36 as­sists and nine digs, while Balat­bat col­lected 13 digs.

Next up for the Badgers is a 2 p.m. game Sun­day at home ver­sus McMaster, 4-1.

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Brock's Tia McLaren, red sin­glet, pins down an op­po­nent in the women's 55-kilo­gram weight class at the Ry­er­son Open in Toronto. McLaren went on to win the gold medal.

Tay­lor

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