Men’s Basketball get a much needed win
In a roller coaster of a game the Isles relied on a total team effort to get their revenge against Jean de Brébeuf coming away with a 98-85 win. The Isles were up by 12 early only to see the Dynamiques storm back and take a 47-45 lead into halftime. With what must have been another dynamic half time speech coach King’s players came out on fire going on a 13-0 run to regain the lead 68-62 after three quarters. Brébeuf battled back yet again to take the lead in the fourth quarter but then the Isles went on a 15-0 run to put the game out of reach. Wilson Kennedy had all 16 of his points in the fourth quarter helping ice the game (must have been the shoes!). Leading scorers were Keevon Small and Daniel Cayer with 26 and 21 points respectively.
Women’s Basketball playing hard
Playing without Darnelle Noel, the team’s leading rebounder and scorer, the women’s basketball team dropped a pair of games this weekend.
On Friday they suffered a 86-57 defeat to Trois-Rivières. The Islanders led by five midway through the second quarter but were unable to stay with CTR the remainder of the game.
On Sunday they dropped a 66-59 decision to Champlain-Lennoxville despite a spirited fourth quarter rally that saw them cut a 19-point deficit to five points with three minutes remaining in the game. Annie Pollender had a game-high 21 points while Netto added 16 points to the JAC cause.
Women’s Hockey drop a pair in weekend action
On Friday, the Isles faced St-Laurent, they played a good game despite coming out on the wrong end of a 3-1 score. Angelina Callocchia had the lone goal assisted by Aurelle Florant-Lacaille and Julia D’Alleva. It was a quick turnaround to face Andre Laurendeau 24 hours later and the game did not go as expected losing 2-0. The Isles are looking forward to face Dawson at home this Friday at 19h15.
Women’s Volleyball hit a bump in the road
The Isles saw the their first action of 2016 with a solid all-around performance during their first match, taking out the league’s 3rd place team (Vieux Montreal), but then dropped 3 close ones during the rest of the tournament. “Consistency is key at this point of the year! Communication, understanding roles in the system and maintaining a consistent effort are critical at this point of the season”, stated coach Da Costa.
The girls have proven they can compete with the some of the top teams in the league, but even though we see continuous improvement we still have to be more consistent during the whole tournament. A great tournament over all for Rookie Maxime Simoneau who lead the offense with a 52% Kill Efficiency, followed by Hailey Nesbit (26% Kill Efficiency) who was coming back into action after a 2-month absence due to an injury last November.
The women’s volleyball team is presently in 8th place out of 21 teams in the RSEQ league. During the next 2 tournaments, the team will be fighting for a spot at the regional championships.
Islander Athletes of the Week:
With a gritty performance vs Lennoxville WBB player Annie Pollender who scored 21 points in 35 minutes of play.
Coming up clutch in the fourth quarter Wilson Kennedy scored all 16 of his points in a 98-85 victory for MBB.
John Abbott in Action This week
|Fri., Jan. 29, 2016||19h00||Women’s Basketbal at Nouvelles Frontières||Nouvelles Frontières|
|19h15||Women’s Hockey vs. Dawson||MAC Arena|
|19h30||Swim Team at Vieux Montreal||Vieux Montreal|
|21h00||Men’s Basketball at Nouvelles Frontières||Nouvelles Frontières|
|Sun., Jan.31, 2016||9h00||Men’s Volleyball Tournament||Edouard-Montpetit|