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Mountaineers men’s basketball team wins close game on Super Saturday

The Mohawk Mountaineers men’s basketball team played the Redeemer Royals on Saturday, Nov.4 as part of Mohawk’s Super Saturday.

The first quarter started as a tightly contested game until the Mountaineers took an early lead. The score after the first quarter was 33-22. In the second quarter, the Royals would keep it competitive, but the Mountaineers’ lead grew to a halftime score of 51-38.

In the third quarter, the Royals would start a comeback, closing the gap and cutting the deficit to three, trailing 67-64. But in the fourth quarter, the Mountaineers would pull away with a final score of 95-81.

With the win, the Mountaineers’ record improves to 4-0

“That was not our best performance,” Mountaineers head coach Jamie Girolametto said after the game.

“At least we found a way to win, sometimes you have to win ugly games. It’s okay, but it’ll give us some stuff to work on this week,” he added.

Coach and players agreed that it’s good to get the win even if it wasn’t their best game.

“[We did not play] as good as we could’ve, we should’ve won by a lot more,” Mountaineers point guard Anthony Ragonetti said.

“We played good on offence but on defence, we struggled a bit. But it’s all right, a win is a win” he added.

Jerry Mercury led the Mountaineers with 23 points and Robert Mannella led the Royals with 17. The Mountaineers’ next game is on Nov. 9 when they play the Humber Hawks.

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