After a busy weekend of high school boys basketball at the SportsPlex the St. Clair College Women’s and Men’s Basketball teams will complete the first half of their OCAA West Region schedule with games Saturday night and Sunday afternoon against Cambrian College from Sudbury. Cambrian who has only a brief history in OCAA Women’s Basketball is new to the West Region after restructuring this season. They have a longer history in Men’s Basketball and last faced the Saints in league play in the 1990-91 season when the OCAA had no regional alignment. The St. Clair Men defeated Cambrian twice that season on their way to an OCAA Bronze Medal.
The St. Clair Women’s team is 3-4 entering the weekend home stand and need both games to climb from their 6th place spot. Cambrian is 1-6 on the season but have given some teams a few scares with 5’6 Tiffany Johnson (Sudbury, ON) leading three players who average double figures for the Golden Shield.
Saints 2nd year guard Shannon Kennedy (Windsor, ON/St. Joseph) continues to impress ranking 2nd in the province scoring 21.9 points per game while making nearly 47% of her 3-point attempts. Kennedy is also nearly averaging a double-double with 8.9 rebounds per game which ranks top ten in the OCAA. 2nd year guard Meighen Boyd (Tecumseh, ON/St. Anne) ranks 3rd in the OCAA with 5.0 assists per game to go with 8.9 points per game.
The St. Clair Men are 2-5 thus far and host winless Cambrian (0-7) this weekend in some must wins to keep pace for a play-off position. 5’11 Kevin Cole (Ajax, ON) leads Cambrian in scoring at 14.9 points per game while 6’3 teammate Peter Luyeye (Toronto, ON) averages a double-double scoring 12.4 points per game to go with 11.2 rebounds per game.
The Saints Men continue to be led by 6’1 rookie guard Nick Campbell who is averaging 13.6 points per game and adds 3.1 rebounds per game. 6’3 guard Matt Nuna (Windsor, ON/Catholic Central) is making 45.8% of his 3-pointers and averaging 11.4 points per game while 5’10 transfer point guard Charles Baskin (Detroit, MI/East Detroit) is at an even 10.0 points per game.
The Women tip at 6:00pm Saturday and 12:00pm Sunday. The Men tip at 8:00pm Saturday and 2:00pm Sunday. WETV will be streaming the games live on Saturday and Saints fans can follow their web site link at www.we-tv.ca to catch the games.