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Mountaineers women’s basketball team kicked off Super Saturday with a win

The Mohawk Mountaineers women’s basketball team kicked off Super Saturday against the Redeemer Royals.

The first quarter saw a tightly contested game between the Mountaineers and the Royals, with the Mountaineers taking an early lead of 19-18.

The second quarter remained tightly contested with both teams playing back and forth for the lead. At the end of the first half, the Mountaineers led the game 47-42.

In the third quarter, the Mountaineers would continue to hold the lead but the Royals would keep it competitive, ending the quarter at 67-60.

The fourth quarter didn’t see much scoring from either team, but the Mountaineers would build their lead and win the game 80-69.

With the win, the Mountaineers’ record is 2-1

“We played with a lot of grit that’s what we wanted to do,” Mountaineers head coach Mihai Raducanu said after the game.

“To show up and be aggressive, show up and play like a true Mohawk Hamilton team with a lot of grit, a lot of effort and a lot of energy and we did it,” he added.

The players were also happy with how the game went.

“It feels good, it’s nice to kick off the day with a win,” Mountaineers forward Peyton Connolly said.

“We won in front of our friends and family and just the whole school, like men’s basketball, men’s volleyball and women’s volleyball. Everyone was here to support us and it was really cool,” she added.

The Royals made 36 per cent of field goals, 40 percent from the three-point range and made 72 per cent of free throws. The Mountaineers made 41 per cent of field goals, 40 per cent from the three-point range and made 50 per cent of free throws.

Jessica Angelini led the Royals with 19 points, and Meagan Dorris and Maddie Anderson both led the Mountaineers with 18 points. The Mountaineers’ next game is on Nov. 9 when they host the Humber Hawks.

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