Logan James’ Mohawk men’s rink dropped a 7-3 decision to Humber in the second draw of the OCAA Curling Championships presented by belairdirect in Sault Ste. Marie (Thursday Feb. 16).
The Mountaineers saw their record go to 0-2.
The Hawks got off to a fast start, scoring three points in the first end. The teams traded singles the next two end, then Mohawk counted one in the fourth end to cut the deficit to 4-2. However, Humber scored a deuce in the fifth end. The teams traded singles again and Humber completed its victory in seven ends.
Mountaineers men’s coach, Betty Calic, said it was not a good showing in this game. “Getting behind early and when you’re playing against one of the stronger teams in the tournament, it is very difficult to mount a comeback.”
Logan and company will try for their first victory in the last draw of the day at the Community First Curling Centre. They meet the championship host, Sault College, at 3:30 pm.
In women’s action, Joanne Curtis’ Mountaineer foursome levelled St. Clair 9-2 in seven ends. Mohawk scored two in the first end, stole one in the second and two more in the third. The Mountaineers also scored two in the fifth and two more in the seventh.
So Curtis and her rink, which includes Vice Autumn Jackson, Second Megan McArthur and Lead Johanna Venwetten, are now 1-1 and have completed their first day’s play.
They’ll resume Friday morning at 8:00, versus Seneca.
The Mohawk mixed team, led by Skip Kailey Basterache sees it’s first action this afternoon at 3:00 against Sault College.
For end-by-end coverage and much more information, go to the championship website.
Source: Al Craig