Men stun the powerhouse Montmorency Nomads, while the women remain undefeated
With the playoffs coming upon us, both Dawson Division 1 Basketball teams picked up important wins against the Montmorency Nomads; the Women secured their twelfth consecutive win of the season by the mark of 56-50, conserving their flawless record with two games left to play, while the Men disposed of the Nomads by the score of 95-80, allowing to inch themselves closer to Montmorency’s second seed.
Lady Blues outlast second seed Nomads
A highly anticipated game between the two best teams in Women’s CEGEP Basketball, Dawson v. Montmorency was virtually an evenly matched game as the biggest lead – six – came in the final moments of the game. Roxane Makolo dominated with her game high 25 points, to which she added 8 rebounds and 4 steals. Nelly Owusu filled up the stat sheet as well, grabbing a double-double with 13 points – the second highest point count in the game – and 11 rebounds, while also posting 4 steals.
This is their second win against Montmorency this year. Last year, the Lady Blues split their season series with the Nomads, before losing to them in the finals. If a Dawson-Montmorency final were to happen again, it would surely be the biggest game of the year.
An important victory against a big team for the Men
On the Men’s side, we got to see arguably the best game Dawson has played thus far this season. The Blues blew their competition out of out of the water. Their defense, which was the biggest factor of the game, was impenetrable against not only the highest scoring school in the league, but one of the best teams in Canada (refer to CCAC). As a matter of fact, the Blues held the Nomads to only 38.9% from the field, and to an abysmal 18.5% from deep.
Dawson’s offense was rolling as well, despite it appearing stagnate at times. In fact, six of the seven players who played over 15 minutes scored at least 10 points. Like many times this year, Bahaide Haidara led the Blues in scoring with 20 points. He also posted 7 rebounds and 4 assists.
Next game: long-time rivals Vanier Cheetahs
Next Friday, February 16, both Dawson Division 1 Basketball teams will host their long-time rivals the Vanier Cheetahs. While the Lady Blues are well ahead of the Lady Cheetahs in the standings (1st and 7th in the league respectively), the Men Blues have the Men Cheetahs right on their heels, and half a game behind them.
Tip-off is at 7pm for the women, and 9pm for the men.