Algoma Thunderbirds Earn Victory over Western Mustangs in Shoot for the Cure Event

from left: Student Stephanie Jennings, Varsity Sports Coordinator Rachel Johnson, and student Sabrina Boros hold their hair after donating it to Locks of Love at half-time.

The Algoma Thunderbirds basketball teams donned pink this evening in their annual Shoot for the Cure event in the George Leach Centre, proudly sponsored by the Alumni Council.

Three members of the Algoma University community donated their hair to Locks of Love. Varsity Sports Coordinator Rachel Johnson, and students Stephanie Jennings and Sabrina Boros received the haircut at half-time of the men’s game on home court. The haircuts were provided by the Hair Emporium.

On the women’s side, Algoma picked up their first win of 2017 over the Western Mustangs. The Thunderbirds ran past the Western Mustangs 51-43.

Karissa Kajorinne led the Thunderbirds in the win with 14 points and 6 rebounds. Sydney Resch and Karina Cole also earned double digits.

The Thunderbirds shot 34.6 per cent from the field and went 7-10 from the line.

“It’s great on such a special night – our ‘Shoot for the Cure’ – we were able to come together to pull out the win. Everyone was playing for someone tonight it’s just a good feeling on an important night,” said Head Coach Ryan Vetrie.

Julia Curran led the Mustangs with 16 points and 6 rebounds.
Algoma improves to 2-13 in the OUA West.

On the men’s side, Western jumped out to an early lead, which they would never relenquish. Algoma fell 79-67.

Sean Clendinning and Ian Nash both earned points for Algoma.
Omar Shiddo had 20 points and 3 rebounds for Western.

Algoma shot 40.7 per cent from beyond the arc.

The Thunderbirds continue their home stand against the Mustangs Saturday evening at 6:00pm