ISLANDER SWIM TEAM FROZEN ON WAY TO SWIM MEET
- After watching the movie Frozen in the bus on the way to Outaouais the John Abbott Islanders swam to their 5th consecutive swimming victory, outdistancing their closest rivals the Cheminots of CEGEP St Jerome by 250 points. Although this seems like a large amount, it has been the closest any team has come to beating the Islanders this season.
- The women’s team was led by last year’s female rookie of the year Isabelle Brathwaite winning the 50m Free, placing 2nd by only 18 hundredths of a second behind the winner of the 200m Free; and anchoring the women’s gold medal relay team. Melanie Nyguen had 2nd and 5th place finishes, Caroline De Vita had two 3rd place finishes and Nathalie Paquin placed 2nd and 5th All three girls swam on the gold medal relay team along with Isabelle. Jillian Simpson also had an excellent 100 butterfly placing 5th.
- The men were led by Alex Baciu winning the 50m Free in a very quick time of 24.4 and anchoring the gold medal relay team. Rookie Nicolas Lebrun was outstanding, placing 2nd in both the 50m Free and 100m Backstroke. Men’s captain Nicholas Salama-Siroishka placed 2nd in the Fly had a lifetime best time and placed 5th in the 50m Free, while Jonathan Wong placed 2nd in the 50 Breaststroke. Other top 6 finishers were Dan Grout, Max Roderbourg, Alex Ingrouille, and Vassili Marinnis.
- The Men’s relays placed 1st and 3rd. Swimming on the gold medal relay were Nicolas Lebrun, Jonathan Wong, Nicholas Salama Siroishka, and Alex Baciu. The bronze medal team was composed of Alex Ingrouille, Justin Turrin, Max Roderbourg, and Felix Lalande.
- Honourable mention goes to all the team for swimming their hearts out to insure the victory. Only one last league meet remains in Outaouais 2 weeks from now, where the Islanders will attempt to make this their third undefeated season!
WOMEN’S HOCKEY SPLIT
- On Wednesday night in Longueuil the Lady Islanders lost 7-3 to Edouard-Montpetit but won the game 1-0 by default when the Lynx used an ineligible player.
- Sherry Duncan, Kaitlyn Gibson and Sophie Royer all scored for the Lady Isles and Charlotte Brochu had 2 assists.
- On Sunday afternoon they were shutout by Andre-Laurendeau 2-0 despite outshooting them 38-32.
- The second place Islanders (11-5) righted their ship on Friday night at Dawson when they defeated the Blues 82-64. The Isles led 41-24 at halftime.
- Keevon Small played his best game of the season scoring a season high 29 points (5 for 7 from 3-point land) and pulling down 11 rebounds.
- Justin Owen-Renwick had 22 points and 8 boards and Isaac Netto had 18 points and 10 boards.
- The Dawson Blues jumped out to a 13-2 first quarter lead on route to a 59-42 win over the Lady Islanders on Friday night.
- The Islanders made a spirited rally in the fourth quarter led by Sydney Netto who came off the bench to score eight points as John Abbott outscored the Blues 22-16 in the final ten minutes. Latifah Roach led the Islanders with 13 points and seven rebounds.
- Playing in Section 2 on Sunday at Vieux Montreal the Lady Islanders lost to Vieux Montreal (1-2), St-Jerome (1-2), Lionel-Groulx (0-2) before defeating Mont Laurier 2-1.
- They played well in spurts and their overall game afforded them control of almost every matchup throughout the day but unfortunately some ill-timed errors led to key losses which resulted in the Lady Islanders finishing in 4th place for the 6th tournament. Wassila Harkouk led the way with a solid overall game effort, involved in every aspect of the game she finished the day with 17 kills (+11 attack), 6 stuff blocks (+5 blocking), 2.29 SRR, 32 digs.
- Also playing well were Joseanne Naud (17 kills, +16 attack, 5 digs, 15 assists), Sarah Zucchelli (11 kills,+8 attack, 9 stuff blocks,+6 blocking) and Alessandra Bernard, who was learning to play as an outside hitter for the first time, (14 kills,+12 attack, 6 aces).
GATORADE ISLANDER ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
- The Gatorade Islander athlete of the Week is Keevon Small who played his best game of the year for the Islander basketball team. He scored 29 points (5 for 7 from 3-point land) and pulled down 11 rebounds.
JOHN ABBOTT IN ACTION THIS WEEK
|Sat., Feb. 21||16h45||Lionel-Groulx at women’s hockey||MAC Arena|
|Sun., Feb. 22||9h00||Men’s volleyball tournament at Marianopolis||Montreal|
|13h00||Women’s basketball at Trois-Rivieres||Trois-Rivieres|
|13h00||Men’s basketball at Vanier||St-Laurent|
|13h15||Women’s hockey at Dawson||Pierrefonds|