Hockey on a Roll to Start the New Year
The Isles completed a suspended game from 2016 as they finished off the André Laurendeau Boomerang on Friday afternoon. They shut them out 1-0 on a goal by Juliana Classen. Aube Racine finalized her 2nd shutout of the year.
On Saturady at home the Isles dominated the visiting Cougars from Lennoxville. Racine was again on top of her game and recorded her 3rd shutout of the year stopping 23 shots. Classen had her 2nd game winning goal in as many matches as she scored midway through the 2nd period. Julia D’Alleva added an insurance goal as the Isles improved their record to 9-6-0-1.
Men’s Basketball Could not Keep up Their Early Success
The Isles came out on fire Friday night against the Brébeuf Dynamiques as they jumped out to a 23-18 first quarter lead. The tide turned halfway through the 2nd quarter and Brébeuf took a 45-36 lead to the locker room. After the break the Isles could not find their rhythm or their shot as the Dynamiques cruised to an 87-64 win. Isles top scorer was Jordan Thornhill with 16 points, while Dylan Cruickshank added 13.
Women’s Basketball in Exhibition Action
The Isles prepped for the second half of league play by winning three of four games at an invitational tournament hosted by CEGEP Edouard Montpetit this past weekend.
The Islanders opened the two-day event with a disappointing 53-51 loss to the Old School Lynx. John Abbott trailed by 16 in the first half but a spirited rally saw the Islanders tie the game at 51 in the final minute of play. The Old School Lynx scored the winning basket in the dying seconds of the game. Kelly Corsi led Abbott with 14 points while Annie Pollender and Rikki Blumenfeld collected 11 points apiece.
In their second game the Islanders routed Limoilou 63-37 behind Corsi’s 20-point effort. Pollender chipped in with 15 points while Andrea Batrla had 10 points.
Five Islanders scored in double figures (Pollender -16, Zoe Arvanitis -13, Darnelle Noel -12, Corsi -11 and Batrla -10) as John Abbott cruised to an 82-41 win over Merici. They rounded out the tourney with a hard-fought 58-54 win over Garneau.