Mustangs, Sabres advance,
Hardware nets 18 points in Lancers win
The Massey Mustangs and Sandwich Sabres both advanced to the Arnott Conference football championship with victories at Alumni Field Friday.
Rich Veenstra scored on two rushes and a punt return to lead Massey to a 31-22 win over Cardinal Carter.
Veenstra also threw a TD pass to Jelani Ashaka-Maluli and Yassine Chekiri kicked a 35-yard field goal for the Mustangs, who rallied from a 22-7 deficit at half.
In the other game, quarterback Jake Nicoletti led Sandwich to three touchdowns en route to a 42-7 win against Brennan.
The Mustangs and the Sabres meet in the final either Wednesday or Friday at Alumni Field at 7 p.m.
Tartans on top
Walkerville won two SWOSSAA titles Friday in AA boys volleyball action.
The senior boys team won 3-1 against John McGregor in Chatham by scores of 25-16, 25-22, 22-25 and 25-14.
They advance to OFSAA Nov. 24-27 in Mississauga.
The junior team beat Sarnia St. Clair 3-0 in Windsor.
In AAAA action, Chatham Ursuline defeated Holy Names 3-2 by sets of 22-25, 25-15, 25-19, 21-25 and 15-12.
Also, Riverside fell 3-2 to Chatham-Kent in AAA action by scores of 25-19, 18-25, 23-25, 25-23 and 15-7.
The senior girls basketball team at Kingsville advanced to OFSAA following a 70-45 win in a challenge game Friday against Chatham John McGregor.
The Cavaliers lost 63-63 in overtime to Sarnia St. Clair in the AA SWOSSAA championship Thursday.
Also Friday, Essex won the AA SWOSSAA junior girls basketball title, defeating the McGregor junior team 36-26.
Ashley Bonneau led the Raiders with 21 points and Emily McClosky added 10 points.
In junior AAAA action in Sarnia, Amber Bechard recorded 16 points as St. Anne beat Northern 53-38.
Nayda Morrow added 12 points for the Saints, who trailed by 10 points at half.
Also Friday, the Sandwich junior girls lost the AAA title 35-22 to Chatham-Kent.
U of W sweeps
The men’s basketball team at the University of Windsor improved to 5-0 with an 84-81 victory against the Ottawa Gee-Gees at the St. Denis Centre Friday.
Windsor native Andre Smyth hit four three-pointers late in the game for the No. 8-ranked Lancers, who face the No. 1ranked Carleton Ravens tonight at 8 p.m.
Monty Hardware had 17 points and seven rebounds, Lien Phillip finished with 15 points and nine rebounds, Enrico Diloreto added 14 points and Isaac Kuon had nine points.
In OUA women’s basketball, the No. 2-ranked Lancers beat the Gee-Gees 81-58 at the St. Denis Centre.
Miah Langlois scored 19 points with six rebounds and three assists for Windsor (4-1), which will host No. 8-ranked Carleton tonight at 6 p.m.
Bojana Kovacevic had 15 points, nine rebounds and four assists and Ilva Peklova added 14 points and seven rebounds.
The St. Clair Saints men’s volleyball team beat fifth-ranked Mohawk College 3-0 (25-19, 2523 and 25-18) Friday.
Gabriele Bruzzese led the Saints (2-3) with 14 kills and two digs.
Rookie middle Dave Roberts recorded seven kills, two aces and two digs.
In women’s volleyball action, St. Clair lost 3-1 (25-15, 18-25, 25-14 and 25-19) to third-ranked Mohawk.
Saints’ Kayley Wachter had 10 kills and 11 digs.
Alee Brecka posted seven kills, one block and 14 digs and Jen Reaume picked up 17 digs for St. Clair (2-5).
Both St. Clair teams host the Niagara Knights Wednesday.
The women play at 6 p.m., and the men at 8 p.m.
Lancers fall short
The Windsor Lancers dropped a 5-4 OT decision to the University of Quebec in Trois-Rivieres in OUA men’s hockey at Windsor Arena Friday.
Windsor had a 4-3 lead after two periods on goals by Mark Thorburn, Ryan Caicco, Matt McCready and Anthony Tapper.
Jim Watt made 29 saves and Christian Steingraber had two assists for the Lancers (6-5-2), who will face UQTR (8-4-0) today at Windsor Arena at 2 p.m.
Fifteen L’Essor wrestlers won medals Friday at the Early Bird Hagersville tournament.
Winning gold were Delphine Amellal, Kaitlyn Donison, Blaise Quenneville, Linda Morais, Roch Provost, Jessica Sove, Tyler St. Louis, Josee Tremblay and Noel Tremblay.
Silver medals went to Kayla Bonneau, Matt Donison and Kaitlin Kucharski and bronze medal winners were Gabrielle Dionne, Lamar Hanna and Matt Pugliese.