(Montreal, Quebec) - The St. Clair College Women’s Basketball team was the most successful Ontario school at the Dawson College Winter Classic Tournament this past weekend in Montreal recording a 2-2 record. The Lady Saints notched wins against Vanier College (Montreal, QC) and Champlain College Lennoxville (Sherbrooke, QC) but suffered losses against host Dawson College and Collège Montmorency (Laval, QC). Dawson is the top ranked team in Canada while Montmorency is ranked 7th in the nation.
Flight delays on Thursday required the host to delay tip an hour so the Saints could get to their first match-up with top ranked Dawson who prevailed 85-47. Jana Kucera (Chatham, ON) was the only St. Clair in double figures with 18 points.
On Friday St. Clair opened with a 59-51 win over Vanier College with Kucera leading her team with 21 points. Anna Ulicny (Tecumseh, ON/St. Anne) and Noor Bazzi (Windsor, ON/Vincent Massey) each also reached double figures with 17 and 13 points respectively. The Saints were not so lucky in their second game Friday dropping a 97-44 decision to Montmorency with Ulicny scoring 19 points in the loss.
In their final game Saturday St. Clair upended Champlain College Lennoxville by a score of 69-52 with Kucera potting 20 points to lead the Saints offensively. Bazzi had 15 points with Ulicny chipping in with 13 points.
(Toronto, Ontario) – The St. Clair College Men’s Basketball team had a good showing at the 41st Annual George Brown Tournament in Toronto this past weekend advancing to the Championship game before falling to the host by a score of 90-58 and settling for 2nd Place in the 8-team bracket.
St. Clair opened their tournament Friday night with a lopsided 110-78 win over La Cité College (Ottawa, ON) led by guard David Gomez Jr. (Pontiac, MI) who scored 25 points and was one of five Saints in double figures. Forward Ian Smart (Chatham, ON) had 20 points and 8 rebounds with Jalen Sykes (Redford, MI) potting 15 points. Juwan Lynch (Windsor, ON/Kennedy Collegiate) and Daelyn Davis (Romulus, MI) each also reached double figures with 12 and 11 points respectively.
In the Saturday semi-final St. Clair continued their strong play with a dominant 95-63 win over Durham College (Oshawa) with Gomez again leading the Saints with 20 points while adding 3 assists. Davis scored 11 points for St. Clair with Nik Veigli (Cottam, ON/Essex District) and Glynn Willis-Paris (Windsor, ON/Kennedy Collegiate) each chipping in with 10 points.
The good times ended in the championship game with St. Clair falling behind 53-26 by halftime and never really threatened a comeback to host George Brown who is ranked 2nd in the OCAA and 6th in Canada. Sykes led the Saints scoring 15 points with Gomez and Smart each contributing 11 points apiece.
David Gomez Jr. and Ian Smart both represented St. Clair as tournament All-Star team selections.