MEN’S BASKETBALL WINS TWO
- The first place Islander men’s basketball team (8-2) closed out the first half of their schedule at home this past weekend with huge wins over second place Champlain St-Lambert and third place Ste-Foy.
- On Friday night it was all Cavaliers, racing out of the gates with quick scores and tough defense, the half time score was 35-25. In the third quarter, the Isles made up some ground winning the quarter 14-12, and closing in on the lead 47-39.
- Once again the Isles saved their best performance for the fourth quarter scoring a team high 35 points, and winning the quarter (35-15) and the game 74-62.
- Justin Owen-Renwick lead the squad with 28 points and 5 assists, and Isaac Netto made an impact on his return from injury with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Daniel Cayer had another double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, Keevon Small finished with 10 pts.
- Sunday’s game in the Casgrain Gym was a revenge match versus Ste. Foy, the team that gave the Isles their first loss. The Isles came out against Ste. Foy dominating the first quarter and controlling some of the second quarter. The game was delayed for several minutes in the second quarter due to a serious injury to a Ste. Foy player. When play resumed, the Isles seemed shaken and the Dynamiques played inspired basketball. The score at halftime was 42-34 for Abbott.
- The Isles came out in the second half showing their poise, and executing their offence to control the game. The lead was never in jeopardy, as the team cruised to the 80-71 victory.
- Cayer had another double-double with 24 points and 13 boards, followed by Owen-Renwick with 23 and Small had 14 points and 5 boards.
SWIMMERS MAKE IT 3 STRAIGHT
- Last Friday at CEGEP Ahuntsic, Islander swimmers won both the women’s and men’s section of the meet and scored 363 points more than 2nd place Valleyfield.
- Only two of Abbott’s men won individual gold medals, rookies Mitchell Grant, in the 50M Breaststroke and Etienne Genesse-Grenier in the 100M Backstroke and he also placed 2nd in the 100M Fly. Rookie Nicolas Lebrun placed 2nd twice narrowly being touched out for first in the 50M Freestyle. Elliot Magwood was solid in the 50M Breaststroke placing 2nd and Captain Nicholas Salama-Siroishka placed 3rd in the 200M Freestyle. Rookie Dan Grout got his first 3rd place finish in the 100M Butterfly.
- The gold medal relay was made up of Genesse-Grenier, Magwood, Salama-Siroishka and Felix Lalande (his first gold medal with Abbott). The men’s bronze medal relay was made up of Nicholas Lebrun, Corey Chan, Max Roderbourg and Justin Turrin.
- The women were led by two more rookies, Emma O’Donnell with two 2nd places finishes in the 50M Breaststroke and 50M Freestyle, and Melanie Nguen with silver in the 100M Backstroke. Other individual bronze medalists were Mary Anne Inglis 50M Breaststroke, Caroline Di Vita 50M Backstroke, and Jillian Simpson 50M Butterfly.
- The gold medal relay was composed of Nguen, O’Donnell, Victoria Bradshaw and Melynda-Sue Marquis (her first gold medal with Abbott). The women’s bronze medal relay was composed of Di Vita, Inglis, Simpson and Ariana Ouiment.
- Male swimmer of the meet goes to Etienne Genesse-Grenier and female swimmer of the meet goes to Emma O’Donnell.
WOMEN’S HOCKEY – ONE & ONE
- The Lady Islanders played against Lionel-Groulx and Andre-Laurendeau on the weekend. On Friday, at home against Lionel-Groulx the Lady Islanders despite a valiant effort as they continued to play with a very short bench lost 6-1. They never quit and out played the Nordiques in the third period. Joelle Spooner scored the lone Abbott goal.
- For Saturday’s game, the Lady Islanders wore the White ribbons in memory of the brave 14 girls and women who lost their lives at Ecole Polytechnique. Andre Laurendeau also held a moment of silence before the drop of the puck.
- The lady Islanders started off flat in the first period and the Boomerang scored first but the Islanders replied right away with Sherry Duncan’s first goal of the season and they went on to win 5-3.
- In the second period, rookie Meghan Girard was awarded a penalty shot while killing a 5 on 3 power play and she scored with a powerful slap shot, also her first goal of the season. Later in the period Duncan scored her 2nd goal on a power play assisted by Justine Savoie. At the end of the second period, the Islanders had a 3-1 lead. In the 3rd period,
- Andre-Laurendeau came out and scored two quick goals to tie it up. After a John Abbott timeout to help the team get refocused, Duncan scored two more goals secure the win and her first four goal game as an Islander.
- The women’s basketball team ended the first half of the season with a 68-44 loss to the Champlain Cavaliers. The Islanders trailed 20-15 at halftime but were dominated in the second half by the more experienced Cavaliers. John Abbott was out rebounded 49-30 and shot only 23% from the field.
- Latifah Roach was the only Islander in double figures with 17 points.
GATORADE ISLANDER ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
The Gatorade Islander Male Athlete of the Week is Justin Owen-Renwick who scored 51 points (28 and 23) and added 7 assists and 8 steals in a pair of very important league games on the weekend for first place men’s basketball team.
The Gatorade Islander Female Athlete of the Week is hockey forward Sherry Duncan who had a career game on Saturday when she scored 4 goals in the Lady Islanders’ 5-3 win over Andre-Laurendeau.
JOHN ABBOTT IN ACTION THIS WEEK
No games this week for the John Abbott teams as they head into exam time.