TORONTO - The following have been recognized by the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) for their accomplishments during the seven-day period ending Sunday, Feb. 11.
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MEN'S BASKETBALL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Lamar Barr, Mohawk
Fourth-year guard Lamar Barr (Hamilton) scored 15 points and was 6-of-9 shooting in Mohawk's 101-68 win over Conestoga on Feb. 7. Barr kicked it up a notch, scoring a team-high 21 points (including seven threes) and grabbing 14 rebounds in a 91-84 upset over Sheridan on Feb. 10. After a forgettable month of January, Mohawk (9-9) has won two straight as the Mountaineers drive towards the OCAA post-season.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Tiffany McNeil, St. Lawrence-Kingston
St. Lawrence-Kingston (8-7) beat not one, but two teams ahead of it in the standings as the Vikings gear up for the OCAA post-season. Second-year guard Tiffany McNeil (Oakville) contributed 14 points in an 85-64 win at George Brown on Feb. 9. T-Mac then exploded for a game-high 27 points in a narrow 67-66 victory at Seneca the following day. She grabbed six rebounds in each game, and added six steals against Seneca.
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Erich Perau, Fleming
Fourth-year left side Erich Perau (Peterborough) produced a match-high 20 points, all on kills, in Fleming's four-set win over Centennial on Feb. 11. This followed Perau's dozen-point performance, all on kills, in a four-set win at Durham on Feb. 8. Not surprisingly, Perau leads all Fleming players averaging 3.5 points and 3.2 kills per set, putting him in the top dozen across the OCAA. Fleming (9-8) has won four straight.
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Crystal O'Donnell, Seneca
Third-year player Crystal O'Donnell (Scarborough) did a lot of the heavy lifting in a pair of Seneca victories in the Nation's Capital. O'Donnell recored a match-high 19 points on 14 kills, four stuff blocks and one service ace in a four-set victory at Algonquin on Feb. 9. She was one point shy of matching this feat the following day, with 15 kills, two blocks and an ace in a four-set triumph at La Cité. Seneca improved to 10-7 on the season.
TEAMS OF THE WEEK
Fanshawe, Men's Curling
The Fanshawe Falcons returned to the top of the OCAA men's curling podium following a one-year absence. Fanshawe ended the round robin in a four-way tie for top spot at 4-2, guaranteeing it a berth in the semis. Fanshawe then defeated Niagara 5-2 before defeating home-town Sault 7-4 in the gold medal game. The highlight of the draw was when Fanshawe scored three in the fourth, then stole two in the next end.
Sault, Mixed Curling
After two seasons as bridesmaids, the Sault Cougars won their first OCAA mixed curling title since 2015, winning on home ice. Sault only lost one time during the four-day double-round robin competition, avenging that loss in a 7-2 win over Fanshawe in the gold medal game. The Cougars scored four times in the first five ends, and sealed their championship with three in the seventh.
Niagara, Women's Curling
The Niagara Knights won their first OCAA women's curling title since 2013. Niagara was the class of the competition during the round robin with a first-place record of 4-1. But Niagara had a flare for the dramatic the remainder of the competition. The Knights needed an extra end to defeat Humber 8-7 in the semis, then scored three in an extra end to down Fanshawe 10-7 in the gold medal game.
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