Algoma completes OUA exhibition homestandSaturday, October 06, 2012 by: Brad Coccimiglio
In preparation for entrance into Ontario University Association competition next fall, Algoma University played three exhibition games this weekend against OUA opponents.
With a new grandstand in place and packed with fans, Algoma dropped a pair of OUA basketball games on Thursday night, the women losing 64-48 to Laurentian and the men dropping a 67-57 decision to Windsor.
The Algoma women then dropped a __ decision to McMaster on Friday night.
On Thursday, Algoma held a 19-10 lead after one quarter only to see Laurentian go on a 14-0 run to start the second quarter and take a lead they would not relinquish the rest of the night. Laurentian led 24-22 at half time and increased the lead to eight points after the third quarter in the win.
Amanda Orr led Algoma with 17 points while Sasha Polishchuk led Laurentian, and all scorers in the game, with 21 points. Emma Decloe and Devenae Brycel added 10 points each in the win.
In Thursday night’s men’s game against Windsor, Algoma was forced to play the game without reigning CCAA men’s basketball player of the year Jovain Wilson, who was sidelined with a concussion.
Algoma led by five at halftime before Windsor opened the second half running full-court pressure and forcing Algoma into a number of turnovers that helped Windsor take the lead, outscoring Algoma 25-15 in the third quarter en route to the 10-point win.
Reynaldo Carnakie and Samy Mohamed had 14 points each for Algoma in the loss while Lien Phillip led Windsor with 18 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in the win. Josh Collins, Ryan Christie and Michael Petrella added 10 points each for Windsor.
On Friday night, the Algoma women dropped an 85-47 decision to McMaster. The Marauders opened the game on a 17-2 run and led Algoma 48-17 at the half. Algoma showed signs of life early in the third quarter but could not hold off the McMaster offensive attack.
Danielle Doiago led McMaster with 20 points in the win while Corina Bruni had 19 points for Algoma.
The Algoma men also saw action on Friday night in a 68-48 win over Sault College. Carnackie and Mark Wortham led Algoma with 11 points each while Danny MacDonald led Sault College with 14 points.
Algoma returns to action at the George Leach Centre on Oct. 26 when they host Redeemer. The women open at 6 p.m. while the men tip off at 8 p.m.