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Sault College Cougars put their game face on

By Staff
Wednesday, November 09, 2011



Sault College women’s basketball split opening weekend games

Playing in their first regular season game in seven 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 eight 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 six points respectively. 

Laura Lehto out of Sudbury’s Lasalle played 40 minutes running the point and finished the game with seven points, four assists and five 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 nine and Laura Lehto had another seven 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 12 versus Lambton is 6 p.m. followed by the men at 8 p.m.

Sunday’s match up versus the St. Clair Saints have the girls playing at 1pm followed by the men at 3 p.m. 

Your support for the Sault College basketball program is welcomed and greatly appreciated by staff, players and coaches!

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